VDOT attempts to ease Independence Day traffic

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The Virginia Department of Transportation will lift lane closures and suspend most highway work zones beginning Monday, July 3rd at noon until noon on Wednesday, July 5th in an effort to help ease traffic.

They will also lift many rush-hour and express lane tolls for the 4th of July including on I-66 inside the beltway.

To help plan your holiday weekend trip, VDOT offers an interactive travel trends map which shows peak congestion times based on when roads have been busiest historically.

They also offer real time travel information on the free mobile 511 app or at 511Virginia.org.

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