The Virginia Department of Transportation is ramping up various activities to help meet the needs of drivers and passengers for this Fourth of July season.
Recent press releases last week show VDOT will lift lane closures and make other fixes to accommodate larger than usual traffic over the Fourth of July weekend from Thursday, July 3 two Saturday, July 5.
Other VDOT Activities
VDOT has also developed traffic tools for better on-road communications. These include a 511 Virginia service and the new signage around the Hampton Roads area to help drivers understand how to get to beach communities toward the south. These services can help drivers to factor in traffic conditions in real-time.
511 Virginia is available as a mobile app and also featured on a website. There’s also voice service from telephone interfaces.
New “Reach the Beach” signs and travel times can help deal with massive congestion around areas of southeastern Virginia. Traditionally, the I-64 corridor between Richmond and Norfolk has been a major source of headaches for commuters and others, served by a radio service that provides congestion information. These new tools will be useful in helping Virginia communities to respond to unusually high traffic volumes in areas like route 168 around Chesapeake.
VDOT Outreach to Drivers
VDOT is also asking drivers to be responsible on the road, to share the road and consider existing speed limits, and to also limit cell phone distractions and stay alert behind the wheel. VDOT is also asking drivers to follow Virginia’s ‘Move Over Law’ which helps handle traffic issues with stalled vehicles or other vehicles that are stopped with flashing lights in a travel lane or by the side of the road.
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