VDOT lifts lane closures to ease Easter holiday travel

VDOT provides travel information to plan ahead

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RICHMOND  With the songbirds of spring singing their cheerful tunes, Virginia’s travel season is coming into bloom. To help motorists get to their Easter weekend destinations, VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for the holiday from noon Friday, April 7 until noon Tuesday, April 11.

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 Weekly Lane Closures and Travel Advisories for the latest travel alerts in your area and around the state.

PLAN AHEAD WITH 511: REAL-TIME 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, EV charging stations and more. Use 511’s “speak ahead” option to alert you to incidents on your route. Traffic information is also available at 511Virginia.org or by calling 511 from any phone.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE (HOV) SCHEDULE AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • There are no tolls for I-66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway on Sunday, April 9 since tolls are lifted on weekends.
  • Find directional schedules for the reversible Interstate 95 and 395 express lanes, and information for the 495 Express Lanes at expresslanes.com.

HAMPTON ROADS HOV SCHEDULE, TUNNELS AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • I-64/I-264/I-564 HOV Diamond Lanes - There are no HOV restrictions on Sundays.
  • 64 Express Lanes – There are no tolls on the 64 Express Lanes in Norfolk on Sundays. The 64 Express Lanes in Norfolk are free and open to all motorists outside of normal operating hours, including Sundays. To learn more about the 64 Express Lanes, visit 64expresslanes.org.

STAY SAFE

Do your part to make travel safer for all:

  • If you plan to drink, have a designated driver
  • Obey posted speed limits and give yourself time to reach your destination
  • Buckle up and ensure children and car seats are secured
  • Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you
  • Use your signals for lane changes and turns
  • Keep an emergency preparedness kit in case of a breakdown
  • Don’t drive distracted, and speak up if someone else is doing so 

For questions or to report hazardous road conditions, contact VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center by visiting my.vdot.virginia.gov or calling 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623).

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Last updated: July 11, 2024

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