VDOT wants soft travel over Memorial Day weekends.

Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year in Richmond, and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT ) wants to make your trip to the beach, mountains, or anywhere else safe. &# 13,
From noon on Friday, May 24 to lunch on Tuesday, May 28, VDOT may suspend a number of highway work areas and impose the majority of lane closures on freeways and other main highways in Virginia. &# 13,
While most lane closures may be lifted, drivers may encounter semi-permanent work zones that will remain in place at this time. Test VDOT’s Travel Advisories for the most recent journey warnings for your region and the state. &# 13,
Also, VDOT offers various resources to help plan journey ahead of time. &# 13,
TRAVEL TRENDS MAP enables PREDICTION CONGESTION &# 13,
Virginia interstates are anticipated to experience optimum congestion during the approaching Memorial Day weekend according to VDOT’s online, interactive travel trends map. It can help drivers prevent traveling when traffic has previously been moving the slowest, even though it cannot predict when congestion will happen this year. &# 13,
Based on historical data: &# 13,
Large traffic is anticipated on Interstate 95 northern between Stafford and the D.C. series on Friday and Saturday, and on Monday in the Stafford-Fredericksburg area.
On Interstate 95 eastbound, congestion is expected between the D. C. range and Richmond on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday and Monday in Northern Virginia.
In the Hampton Roads place, congestion is possible, especially on Interstate 64 approaching the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel eastbound on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and going west on Friday and Monday.
On Interstate 81 northern, pockets of gridlock may appear on Monday between Roanoke and Winchester.
VDOT 511: Customers INFO AT YOUR FINGERTIPS, 13 PLAN AHEAD,
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 the” talk back” feature on 511 to receive hands-free and eyes-free loud traffic alerts for events and construction along your route. Customers information is even available at 511Virginia. nonprofit or by calling 511 from any telephone in Virginia. &# 13,
NORTHERN VIRGINIA EXPRESS LANES SCHEDULE AND OTHER INFORMATION&# 13,
Find vertical schedule for the permanent I- 95 and I- 395 Express Lanes, and data for the Document- 495 Express Lanes at expresslanes.com.
HAMPTON ROADS HOV SCHEDULE, TUNNELS AND OTHER INFORMATION&# 13,
Use of the I- 664 Monitor- Merrimac Memorial Bridge- Tunnel ( MMMBT ) as an alternative to the Hampton Roads Bridge- Tunnel ( HRBT ) is encouraged for traffic to Virginia Beach- Peninsula. If traveling to Virginia Beach, taking I- 664 north to the MMMBT. Then take the Portsmouth/Norfolk exit ( exit 15A ) to I- 264 east to Virginia Beach.
Go to Outer Banks: If you want to save time traveling to the North Carolina Outer Banks, you should use the I-664 and the MMMBT instead of the HRBT. From I- 664 south, taking I- 64 western ( leave 15, Chesapeake/Virginia Beach ) to leave 291B ( Chesapeake Expressway ( Way 168 ) /Great Bridge/Nags Head ). Continue south on Route 168 to the Outer Banks.
STAY SAFE&# 13,
&# 13, Here are some additional safety advice for driving through the streets over the holiday weekend:
Always be sure to buckle up and make sure your car seats and passengers are secured.
If you plan to drink, have a designated driver
Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you in case traffic abruptly slows down or slows down.
Be patient, follow the posted speed limit, and think about leaving early to allow for more time to travel to your destination.
Use your signals for turns and lane changes.
Put your phone down and do n’t drive distracted
Use caution as more people use the warm weather by riding bicycles and walking around.
Obey the” Move Over” law, requiring motorists to move over one lane, if possible, for all vehicles with flashing lights, flares, or warning signs stopped on the side of the road
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 ). &# 13,