VDOT Suspending Lane Closures Labor Day Weekend

Lane Closures Lifted in Virginia for Labor Day Weekend Travel

Alternate route encouraged for Virginia Beach, Outer Banks traffic

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is prepared for the surge of travelers expected to use the commonwealth’s interstates and highways over the extended Labor Day holiday travel period.

From noon Friday, Sept. 2, until noon Tuesday, Sept. 6, VDOT is suspending most road work and lifting lane closures on most interstates in Virginia to ease the travel woes of Labor Day travelers.


Real-time information about traffic, incidents and congestion on Virginia roads is available at Download the free mobile VDOT 511 app, or call 511 from any phone. To report a road problem or get answers to your transportation questions, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) around the clock.


  • I-66 and I-395 – HOV restrictions will be lifted on Monday, Sept. 5. Normal HOV restrictions remain on Friday, Sept. 2, and resume Tuesday, Sept. 6. For more information on northern Virginia HOV schedules, visit this link.
  • I-95 Express Lanes and I-395 reversible lanes:

    • Friday, Sept. 2 – Lanes close at 10 a.m. and reverse to southbound by noon.
    • Saturday, Sept. 3 – Lanes close at 2 p.m. and reverse to northbound by 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 5 – Lanes remain northbound throughout the day.
    • Tuesday, Sept. 6 − Lanes remain northbound through morning rush; reversal to southbound begins at 11 a.m.

Drivers are reminded that they need an E-ZPass Flex (for HOV-3 to ride toll-free) or an E-ZPass to use the 95 and 495 Express Lanes at all times.

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