|IMMEDIATE - 6:15 p.m.
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Ellen Kamilakis 703-259-2220
March 15, 2016
VDOT ADVISES ALTERNATE COMMUTE OPTIONS TOMORROW
Commuters asked to telework, adjust schedules, or rideshare
FAIRFAX– Due to temporary suspension of Metrorail service tomorrow, the Virginia Department of Transportation advises drivers to be prepared for increased congestion on major travel routes, and asks commuters to strongly consider alternate plans to driving.
What commuters should know:
At this time, high occupancy vehicle (HOV) rush-hour restrictions will remain in place on I-66 and I-395, to encourage and accommodate additional ridesharing.
VDOT’s Traffic Operations Center will actively monitor conditions through the day and adjust signal timing where possible to help traffic flow.
Crews will limit lane closures on interstates and major commuter routes through the day.
VDOT asks that drivers and Metro users consider alternate work and travel options such as:
- Adjusting work and commute schedules
- Carpool or vanpool
- Bus service, Virginia Railway Express, or other transit service
If driving, remain alert to increased traffic, and plan for a longer trip.
Find details on your nearest park-and-ride lots
- Get information on commuting resources, carpooling and HOV rules in northern Virginia
- Monitor current traffic conditions, cameras, incidents and alerts on www.511virginia.org or the mobile app
- Check current I-95/395 corridor travel times for bus, VRE and HOV at VDOT’s 511 northern Virginia commuter page: www.511virginia.org/nova
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