VDOT lifting lane closures to keep Easter travel hopping

VDOT provides traffic and travel information to plan ahead

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VDOT lifting lane closures to keep Easter travel hopping

RICHMOND — As spring comes into full bloom across the Commonwealth, it’s time to plan ahead for holiday travel. To help motorists get to their destinations without hassle, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will suspend most highway work zones and lift most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for the Easter holiday from noon Friday, March 29, until noon Tuesday, April 2. 

While lane closures will be lifted in most locations, motorists may encounter semi-permanent work zones that remain in place during this time. Check VDOT’s Travel Advisories for the latest travel alerts in your area and around the state. 

Put safety first during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, but safety should always be top of mind. What you do impacts others. Do your part in making travel safer for all: 

  • Don't drive distracted, and speak up if someone else is doing so.  
  • Take a break if you are drowsy.  
  • Keep your eyes on the road.  
  • Buckle up.  
  • If you plan to drink, have a designated driver or use a ride service. 

Plan ahead with VDOT 511: Traffic info at your fingertips  

VDOT’s free mobile 511 app offers information about construction, traffic, incidents and congestion as well as access to traffic cameras, weather, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and more. Use 511’s “speak ahead” option for hands-free and eyes-free audible traffic alerts for incidents and construction along your route. Traffic information is also available at 511Virginia.org or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia. 

Last updated: July 11, 2024

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