VDOT plans to ease some traffic woes during the Labor Day holiday weekend

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(WFXR) — In an effort to ease traffic headaches for travelers this Labor Day holiday weekend, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will temporarily suspend many highway work zones and lift most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia.

Although most lane closures will be lifted from noon on Friday, Sept. 3 through noon on Tuesday, Sept. 7, motorists can expect to encounter some semi-permanent work zones that will remain in place. For a full listing of these specific lane closures that will remain in place, you can visit VDOT’s website.

Holiday travelers may also be interested in checking out VDOT’s interactive travel-trends map. This tool can be helpful in planning your trip before you even get in the car. Based on historical data, it shows peak congestion periods that can be expected on Virginia interstates for the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.

VDOT also reminds travelers, traffic usually gets congested between noon and 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6. In addition, travel to Virginia Beach is likely to be congested mid-morning to evening on Saturday, Sept. 4.

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