Are you hitting the road for summer’s big kick-off Memorial Day weekend? If that’s your plan, the Virginia Department of Transportation is going to help make travel easier by lifting lane closures where possible.
VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on I-95 and other major roads in Virginia for Memorial Day travel from noon Friday, May 26 until noon Tuesday, May 30.
Based on the traffic data, periods of heavy congestion on the most recent Memorial Day weekends was most likely to occur between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday and Monday during the holiday period.
Historically, heavy congestion was also present on I-95 southbound Saturday morning through afternoon and I-95 northbound on Monday from noon through late evening
Here’s the direction schedule and other info for the I-95 Express Lanes/I-395 reversible lanes:
- Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26 – Lanes close northbound at 10 a.m., open to southbound traffic at noon.
- Rolling Thunder: Monday, May 29 – Visit www.expresslanes.com for special event reversal schedule.
- Drivers are reminded that they need an E-ZPass Flex (for HOV-3 to ride toll-free) or an E-ZPass to use the lanes.
- In Stafford County. Extending 95 Express Lanes south of exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville). All travel lanes open; concrete barriers in place along the shoulder northbound and southbound in work zone.
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