VDOT Lifts Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend to Kick Off Summer

I-95 Fredericksburg, Virginia Traffic | I-95 Exit Guide

One of the busiest travel times of the year is coming up with the Memorial Day weekend, and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) wants to make your trip to the beach, mountains or beyond a safe one. 

VDOT will be suspending many highway work zones and lifting most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon on Friday, May 24, until noon on Tuesday, May 28.

While lane closures will be lifted in most locations, motorists may encounter semi-permanent work zones that remain in place during this time.

Based on historical data:

  • On Interstate 95 northbound, heavy congestion is expected on Friday and Saturday between Stafford and the D.C. line and on Monday in the Stafford-Fredericksburg area.
  • On Interstate 95 southbound, congestion is expected between the D.C. line and Richmond on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday and Monday in Northern Virginia.

Here are some additional tips for safely navigating the roadways during the holiday weekend:

  • Buckle up every time and ensure passengers and car seats are secured
  • If you plan to drink, have a designated driver
  • Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you in case traffic suddenly stops or slows down 
  • Be patient and follow the posted speed limit, and consider leaving early to allow extra time to reach your destination 
  • Use your signals for lane changes and turns 
  • Put your phone down and don’t drive distracted 
  • Use caution as more pedestrians and cyclists are outdoors taking advantage of warm weather 
  • Obey the “Move Over” law, requiring motorists to move over one lane, if possible, for all vehicles with flashing lights, flares, or warning signs stopped on the side of the road

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