Wednesday, November 26, 2014

VDOT Lifts Lane Closures for Thanksgiving Travel

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is prepared for increased traffic that's expected during the Thanksgiving holiday.
VDOT is suspending highway work zones during the five-day peak Thanksgiving travel period to reduce congestion on interstates and highways. Lane closures will be lifted on most major roads in Virginia from noon today, Wednesday, Nov. 26, until noon Monday, Dec. 1.
"All travelers should do their part to drive safely during this Thanksgiving holiday by limiting distractions, obeying speed limits, sharing the road and taking breaks to rest at one of our many Safety Rest Areas," said VDOT Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick. "We want everyone to reach their destination safely."
Northern Virginia High Occupancy Vehicle Schedule:
  • High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) restrictions – HOV restrictions on interstates 66, 95 and 395 will be lifted on Thursday, Nov. 27. Normal HOV restrictions will be in place on Wednesday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 28.
  • Direction schedule for I-95/I-395 reversible lanes – Lanes will run southbound from 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, until midnight Thursday, Nov. 27. Lanes reopen northbound by 2 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, and will remain northbound through 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28. Lanes will reopen southbound by 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, and remain southbound through 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Lanes will reopen northbound by 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, and continue northbound through 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1.
To report a road hazard or get answers to your transportation questions, call VDOT's Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) around the clock.


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