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VDOT suspends lane closures Wednesday

To ease travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will suspend lane closures for construction and maintenance work beginning Wednesday.
Beginning at noon Wednesday, Nov. 25, all travel lanes on interstate, primary and major secondary routes will be open to traffic. Long-term construction zones with concrete barriers or orange barrels will remain in place.
The lane closures will be reinstated at noon Monday, Nov. 30.
To take the guesswork out of holiday travel plans, VDOT encourages motorists to call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org for real-time traffic information.
Since 2003, VDOT has tracked traffic volumes and speeds on Virginia’s interstates during the extended Thanksgiving travel period. The studies found sharp decreases in average travel speeds consistently occur on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons along some of these corridors.
Several factors cause travel speed to drop, including incidents, lane closures, weather and heavy traffic.
VDOT reminds all motorists to follow these simple safety rules when traveling on the Commonwealth’s roads: buckle up, share the road, drive alcohol and drug free, pay attention to work zones, obey the speed limit and avoid distractions.

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VDOT suspends lane closures Wednesday

To ease travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will suspend lane closures for construction and maintenance work beginning Wednesday.
Beginning at noon Wednesday, Nov. 25, all travel lanes on interstate, primary and major secondary routes will be open to traffic. Long-term construction zones with concrete barriers or orange barrels will remain in place.
The lane closures will be reinstated at noon Monday, Nov. 30.
To take the guesswork out of holiday travel plans, VDOT encourages motorists to call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org for real-time traffic information.
Since 2003, VDOT has tracked traffic volumes and speeds on Virginia’s interstates during the extended Thanksgiving travel period. The studies found sharp decreases in average travel speeds consistently occur on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons along some of these corridors.
Several factors cause travel speed to drop, including incidents, lane closures, weather and heavy traffic.
VDOT reminds all motorists to follow these simple safety rules when traveling on the Commonwealth’s roads: buckle up, share the road, drive alcohol and drug free, pay attention to work zones, obey the speed limit and avoid distractions.

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