Tuesday, September 26, 2023

VDOT lifts some lane closures to ease Easter travel

VDOT has announced their weekly lane closures for the I-64 widening project. (WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)

Holiday travel just got a little easier, thanks to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

VDOT announced Monday it would lift most lane closures in construction areas in the state.

Most lane closures will be suspended starting noon Friday and ending noon Tuesday, April 23, VDOT wrote in a news release.

Some lane closures are semi-permanent, meaning they’ll remain in place during the Easter holiday, VDOT wrote.

Some of those semi-permanent closures are in Hampton Roads, including in Newport News, James City County and York County, where the Interstate 64 widening project is underway.

Semi-permanent lane closures throughout the state are listed on the VDOT website.

Those traveling for Easter should focus on safety, VDOT wrote.

VDOT is asking travelers to have a designated driver if they plan to drink, buckle up, pay attention to the road and drive only while alert.

Those looking for real-time information on road conditions and construction and download VDOT’s free mobile 511 app, call 511, or visit 511Virginia.org.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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