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High volume traffic expected for Hampton Roads this weekend



Watch out, Checkered Flag fans.  The roads are about to get crazy.  4th of July travel madness is on the way.

AAA predicts record travel in Va. for holiday
The Associated Press

AAA Mid-Atlantic is predicting a record number of Virginians will travel this Fourth of July weekend, despite higher gas prices.

The auto club estimates 1.16 million Virginians will travel between Wednesday and Sunday, July 6. That would be a 1.9 percent increase over last Fourth of July weekend and the first increase since 2011.

More than 1 million of those travelers are expected to drive, even…
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VDOT suspending all temporary lane closures for 4th weekend



Great news, Checkered Flag fans!  We?ve got an important traffic update from our friends at The Virginian-Pilot that could affect your 4th of July weekend plans.

Virginia State-wide:
The Associated Press  June 27, 2014   

Temporary highway lane closures will be suspended across Virginia to help Independence Day travelers reach their holiday destinations.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says lane closures in temporary…
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Heavy traffic and detours along I-664 and I-64 tonight



Heads up, Checkered Flag fans!  If you are planning to travel I-64 or I-664 this evening, you may end up sitting in traffic for a while with possible re-direction.

Lane, ramp closures tonight on I-64 at I-664
The Virginian-Pilot   

Drivers should be alert tonight to lane and ramp closures on Interstate 64 at I-664.

Crews will be installing and removing overhead signs and…
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Bridge openings to tie up traffic in Chesapeake Wed and Thur

Chesapeake-traveling Checkered Flag fans, take note.  The Great Bridge Bridge will be opening frequently both Wednesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons. 

Tests scheduled at Chesapeake's Great Bridge Bridge
By Jeff Sheler for The Virginian-Pilot

 CHESAPEAKE

The city of Chesapeake announced today that it will conduct test lifts of the Great Bridge Bridge on Wednesday and Thursday.

The bridge is scheduled to open Wednesday at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. and between 10 p.m. and midnight with or without marine traffic, the city said.

It will open at 10 a.m., 11 and noon Thursday.

For the latest…
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Road work to close portion of Military Highway

Traffic alert for our Chesapeake-traveling Checkered Flag fans:

Lane closure set for Military Hwy. in Chesapeake
The Virginian-Pilot  June 9, 2014   

CHESAPEAKE

Beginning today, ditch work will close one lane of Military Highway daily for about a month.

The closure, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will close the right westbound lane of Military between the Gilmerton Bridge and Shell Road, a city news release says.

Drivers are being asked to watch out for workers and equipment in that area. 

For more Hampton Roads traffic updates, stay tuned to the home of your Virginia Beach Audi store, Checkered…
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Closures along I-264 starting this evening

Heads up, Checkered Flag fans!  There are a couple of ramp closures happening along I-264 starting tonight.

Work will close ramps on I-264 for a few nights
The Virginian-Pilot
May 30, 2014 
   

Construction work will close ramps on Interstate 264 overnight, starting Sunday.

Crews will perform concrete patchwork on the I-264 eastbound on ramp at Campostella Road and the I-264 eastbound and westbound on ramp lanes at Ballentine Boulevard, according to a Virginia Department of Transportation news release. Work is slated for 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Only one ramp will be closed at a…
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Eastbound tube of HRBT closure this Sunday morning



Heads up, Checkered Flag fans!  If you are planning weekend travel through the HRBT, make sure you avoid the eastbound tube early Sunday morning.

Tide gate testing to close HRBT east early Sunday
By Lauren King  The Virginian-Pilot   

NORFOLK

The eastbound Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel will be closed Sunday from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. for tide gate testing.

The Interstate 64…
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Norfolk Downtown Tunnel closures resume tonight



Heads up, Checkered Flag fans!  If you are traveling through Norfolk or Portsmouth this evening, don't forget, the Downtown Tunnel will close at eight o' clock.

Downtown Tunnel west closures resume tonight
The Virginian-Pilot   

The closures at the westbound Downtown Tunnel are scheduled to resume tonight.

The tunnel will close at 8 p.m. and reopen at 5 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from Elizabeth River Tunnels.

Through June 21, the westbound tunnel will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. This Friday and Saturday, the tunnel will be closed…
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Major Memorial Day traffic expected locally



Watch out, Checkered Flag fans.  The roads are about to get crazy.  Memorial Day travel madness is on the way.

After a Harsh Winter More Americans to Start Summer Travel Season with a Memorial Day Getaway
AAA projects more than 36 million Americans to travel for the holiday

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., (May 16, 2014) ? AAA Travel projects 36.1 million Americans will journey…
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