Yep, you can still listen. There is very little encryption. There are 2 systems in operation at this time. The commonwealth is in the process of converting radio ops to the new STARS system. What part of the state are you coming to? Some areas are using the legacy VHF system, while others (Richmond and Chesapeake) have switched to STARS.
I'm also making the trip from Alexandria to Richmond (I-95) then to Williamsburg (I-64) week after next. What sites on the STARS do I need to program to cover these areas? I planned on putting in all the VSP conventional freqs but I can't tell whether the drive to Williamsburg is part of the Richmond and/or Chesapeake division or neither.