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VDOT Lifting Lane Closures for Holiday Travelers

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RICHMOND, Va. — Temporary highway lane closures will be suspended across Virginia to help holiday travelers reach their destinations.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says lane closures in temporary work zones will be lifted from noon Monday to noon Dec. 26, and from noon Dec. 31 to noon Jan. 2.

Travelers can check road conditions and traffic incidents on VDOT’s travel information website, www.511Virginia.org, or the mobile version for handheld devices, mobile511virginia.org. The service also can be accessed by telephone calling 511.

Officials are encouraging Virginians to plan for a safe trip by staring well-rested, avoiding distractions, wearing your seat belt and obeying the speed limit and other traffic safety laws.

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