The Virginia Department of Transportation announced that most major work zones will be suspended during the Memorial Day weekend travel period.
VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on I-95 and other major roads in Virginia from noon, Friday May 27 to noon, Tuesday, May 31.
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.
Historically, heavy congestion is present on I-95 southbound from Saturday morning to Saturday afternoon.
NORTHERN VIRGINIA HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE (HOV) SCHEDULE AND OTHER INFORMATION:
- Friday, May 27 – Normal HOV restrictions are in effect. Reversible I-395 HOV and I-95 Express Lanes will be southbound starting at noon.
- Saturday, May 28 – I-395 reversible lanes and 95 Express Lanes remain southbound until 2 p.m. and switch to northbound by 4 p.m.
- Sunday, May 29 – For the Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride, I-395 reversible lanes and 95 Express Lanes will be closed from 7 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. When the lanes re-open, they will remain northbound for the remainder of the day. On I-66, drivers can also expect total closures eastbound from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and are advised to use alternate routes.
- Monday, May 30 – HOV restrictions on I-66 and I-395 are lifted. I-395 reversible lanes and 95 Express Lanes remain northbound all day.
THREE I-95 REST AREAS AT LADYSMITH, SKIPPERS OPEN WITH TEMPORARY FACILITIES
Three rest areas, two in Caroline County on northbound and southbound I-95 at Ladysmith and another on northbound I-95 in Greensville County at Skippers, were demolished in April and are being reconstructed. While new rest areas are being built, temporary restroom facilities will be available at these sites.