VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon Wednesday, Nov. 21 until noon Monday, Nov. 26.
While lane closures will be lifted in most areas, motorists may encounter semi-permanent work zones that remain in place during this time.
A full listing of those lane closures can be found on VDOT’s website.
The Travel-Trend Map
While you’re traveling to your various destinations this holiday season, VDOT has created a travel-trends map which will help you predict peak congestion.
Put safety first
- If you plan to drink, have a designated driver
- Buckle up
- Keep your eyes on the road
- Take a break if you are drowsy
- Don’t drive distracted, and speak up if someone else is doing so
Real-time information traffic info
Northern Virginia High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) schedule
If you find yourself traveling farther north than you are used to here is some information about Northern Virginia’s HOV schedule and restrictions.
- HOV restrictions on I-66 will be lifted on Thursday, Nov. 22.
- Go online to find directional schedules for the reversible 95 Express Lanes.
Hampton Roads HOV schedule, tunnels and other information
If you’ll be staying close to home, here’s some important information about the tunnels, HOV lanes and other information you might want to know.
- I-64/I-264/I-564 HOV diamond lanes: HOV restrictions and Express Lane tolls will be lifted on Thursday, Nov. 22.
- I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) – Local traffic to Virginia Beach is encouraged to use the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) as an alternative to the HRBT. If traveling to Virginia Beach, take I-664 south to the MMMBT. Then take the Portsmouth/Norfolk exit (exit 15A) to I-264 east to Virginia Beach.
- Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) – Tune to 1680 AM to stay informed on Hampton Roads traffic, travel conditions and construction information.