RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Department of Transportation is lifting highway lane closures during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

VDOT will end the closures on most interstates and other roads starting from noon next Wednesday through noon Nov. 30. The idea is to keep the highways congestion free during the busy holiday travel period.

VDOT also advises that based on past traffic data, the heaviest periods of congestion on most roads occur after noon the day before Thanksgiving and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Nov. 29.

SANDY POINT, Md. (AP) - Authorities say the eastbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is closed after a two-vehicle crash involving an overturned truck.
Video from a traffic camera on the bridge Friday morning showed the rear of the truck hanging over the side of the bridge with a line of cars and trucks stretching out behind it on the span. Emergency workers are on the scene, but the Anne Arundel County Fire Department tweets that no injuries are reported.

A major road widening project for Route 26 in Ocean View saw some congestion this week at the coroner of Atlantic Avenue and Central Avenue.

Construction crews had limited the roadway to just one lane as they began relocating a pipeline.  

It the first phase is expected to take up to six weeks and is part of a larger effort that will take three years to finish and will widen more than four miles of Route 26.

WBOC reports that the engineering firm says there will be no lane closures during the tourist season running from May 15th through September 30th.