va511.org, is a public service from VDOT. It's a cool website, where you can do a couple of things: check the road conditions, plan your trip, and see live cameras from different locations around Northern Virginia.
Besides the web, you can also call 511 to check the traffic before you go. Or, sign up for traffic alerts via text messages. Whatever way you prefer.
You see No.Va has 7 (seven) mega projects going. Yes, you read it right. And these are:
- I-495 HOT Lanes
- Widening I-95
- Dulles metrorail
- I395-495 HOT Lanes
- Fairfax County Parkway
- I-95 Telegraph Road
click the map for more info..
So you can imagine what kind of traffic challenges we have - just to get around! At least having 511 service is good way to help commuters plan ahead for their trips.