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March 15, 2016

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:

  • Telework
  • 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.


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