The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) expects heavy traffic to start at noon on Wednesday, November 21st till 8 p.m.
With Virginia Tech playing the University of Virgina on Saturday at noon, heavy traffic should start around 8 a.m.
VDOT expects traffic to pick-up again on Sunday, November 25th.
For the latest traffic updates, VDOT Spokesperson Jamie Smith encourages drivers to download the VDOT 511 App or to visit the website, click here.
As the volume of traffic increases on Virginia's highways for Thanksgiving weekend, so will the number of Virginia State Police troopers on the road.
Extra patrols will increase throughout the Commonwealth beginning Wednesday, November 21st at 12:01 a.m. through midnight, Sunday, November 25th.
Virginia State Police will have 75 percent of its uniformed workforce on patrol during peak travel periods during the Thanksgiving holiday.