VDOT lifts lane closures for holiday season

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The Virginia Department of Transportation announced they would suspend most highway work and lift most lane closures on major roads in Virginia during the holidays to help with traffic flow.

Work will be suspended starting at noon on Friday, December 23 until noon on Tuesday, December 27.

Then it will be suspended again from noon on Friday, December 30 until noon on Tuesday, January 3.

HOV restrictions and rush hour tolls will be lifted for 66’s express lanes from Monday, Dec 26 through Monday, January 2nd.

While lane closures will be lifted, semi-permanent work zones will remain in place during the selected times.

VDOT’s travel-trends map and the free mobile 511 app will continue to keep motorists up to date throughout the holiday season.

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VDOT continues snow removal

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VDOT crews continue the snow removal process from the wintery mix from Friday afternoon and into the evening.

Drivers should be aware of changing road conditions due to low temperatures and high wind gusts.

As of Saturday, Interstate 66 and 81 have clear to minor conditions throughout most of the area.

Moderate to minor road conditions are reported on primary and secondary roads through the Valley.

For more information on road conditions, head to 511Virginia.org.

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