On Monday, we honor the
nation's working men and women. And Labor Day brings changes to the daily
commute and the regular errands:
government offices and courts are closed throughout the area.
Post offices are
closed and there's no regular mail delivery.
If you're on the
road Monday morning or evening, HOV restrictions are lifted in Virginia on
Interstates 66, 95 and 395.
restrictions are lifted in D.C. So are residential parking restrictions; you
don't need to feed the parking meters either.
There is no MARC or
VRE rail service Monday.
Metrobus and Metrorail
are on a Sunday schedule.
Trash picks in most
jurisdictions skip a day this week.
As summer comes to an unofficial close, many D.C.-area travelers are on the road or celebrating locally.
The Maryland Transportation Authority says that more than 1.8 million motorists are anticipated to travel in the state over the weekend. More Virginians are also expected to travel this Labor Day weekend, reaching a new post-recession high for the state. More than 964,300 Virginians are traveling during the Thursday-through-Monday holiday weekend, according to AAA.
MDTA says the best time to travel the Bay Bridge on Monday is before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.
The Virginia Department of Transportation will lift lane closures on most interstates and highways through noon Tuesday.
Drivers can call 511 for traffic information or use the 511 app or follow one of five 511 regions on Twitter. Not sure the best time to hit the road? Use VDOT's historic travel trends map to see when travel volumes hit their peak along major highways during the past three Labor Day weekends.
It’s another hot and muggy day for Labor Day. Monday will be
humid with a 30 percent chance of afternoon storms. Highs will be in the lower
For Tuesday, expect sunshine and very hot
conditions as well as possibly evening storms. Highs will be in the upper 90s
with heat indices of 100-105.