Tag: construction

home repairs

Modern home construction trends

Many Longueuil homes for sale are very nice, but some of the newly built properties are equipped with modern innovations that have become trendy in the construction industry.


business

Who should pay? Construction costs and the price of carbon

As the owner of a construction company, I’m angry that politicians say we can’t do anything about climate change because it would hurt business. From my perspective, not doing enough about climate change is already hurting business – and will do much more damage in the future.


Safety First: Mathers Construction recognized for safety efforts

Mathers was recently recognized for outstanding safety efforts in the workplace. The Waynesboro, Va.-based construction company received the Safety Award for 12 months without an accident claim.


road work transportation

Black Cat Road in Keswick closes Jan. 19 for bridge replacement

Next Monday, Jan. 19 the Virginia Department of Transportation and contractor Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville will begin work to replace the Route 616 (Black Cat Road) bridge over Buckingham Branch Railroad in Albemarle County.


road work transportation

Commonwealth Transportation Board awards $11.1 million contract to improve Rt. 29/Rt. 250 interchange in Charlottesville

The Commonwealth Transportation Board today awarded an $11,121,077.60 contract to Fielder’s Choice Enterprises Inc., of Charlottesville, to construct improvements to the Route 29/Route 250 interchange.


Augusta County contractor charged with construction fraud

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged an Augusta County man for construction fraud after he swindled nearly a hundred thousand dollars from a Waynesboro couple on the pretense of building them a house.


road work transportation

Culpeper VDOT District traffic alert: Jan. 12-16

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper VDOT District during the upcoming week.


newspaper

SCC reschedules hearing on high-voltage transmission grid in Fauquier, Prince William

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has rescheduled a February 4 public hearing in Richmond to convene on April 20 regarding an application by Dominion Virginia Power to upgrade and improve various electric transmission facilities located in Fauquier and Prince William counties.


virginia tech

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to host global conference on pavement management in May

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute will host approximately 400 transportation experts from around the world at the ninth International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets to be held in Arlington, Virginia, this May 18 through 21.


Staniar Gallery presents New York-based artist Mark Fox

Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery is pleased to present “Not In This Fool’s House,” an exhibit of recent work by New York-based artist, Mark Fox. The show will be on view Jan. 12 through Feb. 11.


Mark Rush to direct Washington and Lee Center for Global Learning

Mark Rush, the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law at Washington and Lee University, has been appointed the next director of W&L’s Center for Global Learning.


road work transportation

Culpeper VDOT District: Traffic alerts for Dec. 22-Jan. 2

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper VDOT District during the upcoming week.


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Bids received for Route 29/ Route 250 interchange improvements in Charlottesville

Two construction companies submitted bids to build the improvements to the Route 29/ Route 250 interchange in Charlottesville. That project is the first roadway improvement in the Route 29 Solutions package to advance to construction.


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David Swanson: Intersection of mistakes with misdeeds

On a pleasant spring day in December it’s nice to drive past the endlessly under-construction intersection of Route 250 and McIntire Road and realize that the darn thing must nearly be completed. It looks sturdy and attractive.


virginia tech

Virginia Tech green building class benefits area high schools, Habitat for Humanity

In a unique partnership between the Giles County Technology Center, Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley, and a Virginia Tech sustainable biomaterials class, college students developed teaching materials on green building for high schools students.


road work transportation

VDOT: Paving work on Route 285 bridge in Augusta County to cause delays

Lane closures will occur on Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road) in Augusta County at the I-64 Exit 91 bridge widening project due to paving work.


Virginia Tech dining center boasts gingerbread house modeled after local historic inn

The atmosphere of Virginia Tech’s West End Market is reminiscent of the scene in the popular holiday movie, “Elf,” when Buddy stays overnight in the department store.


road work transportation

Governor McAuliffe announces 95 Express Lanes open December 14

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the 95 Express Lanes on I-95 in Northern Virginia are opening early and on budget.


virginia tech

Work begins on the Virginia Tech Marching Virginians’ new facility

Construction of the Marching Virginians’ new $4.75 million practice and storage facility is underway and scheduled to be completed in 2015.


police

Thanksgiving driving fatalities experience record decline in Virginia

Despite the challenging weather at the start of the 2014 Thanksgiving weekend in Virginia, preliminary numbers indicate a record decline in traffic fatalities over the holiday statistical counting period.


road work transportation

Lynchburg VDOT District design public hearing scheduled

A design public hearing for a proposed project in the Lynchburg VDOT District will be held on Tuesday, December 9 from 4-6 pm at Temperance Elementary School, 1981 Lowesville Road, Amherst.


Albemarle County celebrates completion of Crozet Streetscape Project

Albemarle County officials joined Crozet residents and business owners at a dedication ceremony for the completion of the Crozet Streetscape project on Thursday.


mark warner

Sen. Mark Warner on Senate Keystone pipeline vote

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released this statement following today’s 59-41 vote on the Keystone pipeline. Sixty votes were required for passage.


virginia tech

Birds and windows: A deadly dilemma

When a bird flew into the window of Becky Schneider’s office at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center last year, the avian ecologist rushed outside and found a stunned flycatcher that flew off shortly afterward.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: Recognizing the sacrifice of our nation’s veterans

This past week, as our nation came together on Veterans Day to honor those who have served our country, I had the honor of traveling across the Fifth District and talking with many of Virginia’s brave veterans.


bob goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte: Time to build the Keystone pipeline

You’ve probably heard the old phrase, “good things come to those who wait.” Well, the American people have been waiting over six years for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.


virginia tech

Virginia Tech’s architecture and design programs earn high marks in national rankings

Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design, part of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, has once again earned high marks in national rankings.


newspaper

Construction begins for Amtrak service to Roanoke

The Commonwealth of Virginia, Amtrak, Norfolk Southern and the City of Roanoke are beginning the first phase of construction for the platform that will serve intercity passenger rail service to the Star City.


route 29

VDOT advertising for construction bids on Route 29 improvement project

The first project in the Route 29 Solutions package advanced toward construction Monday. VDOT advertised for construction bids to improve the Route 29/250 interchange in Charlottesville.


charlottesville

Charlottesville seeks public input on uses at Ragged Mountain Natural Area

The Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public input on what activities are acceptable at the Ragged Mountain Natural Area.


road work transportation

Traffic alert/detour on Route 250 Bypass in Charlottesville

Eastbound Route 250 Bypass will be shifted onto a newly constructed ramp at the McIntire Road intersection on Monday, November 10th.


Alumnus Dean Weaver hopes to build a warmly connected community on a hilltop near EMU

From a developer’s perspective, the three-acre hilltop property a mile southeast of Eastern Mennonite University’s campus has significant challenges.


road work transportation

VDOT begins safety improvements at Route 608 in Augusta County

The Virginia Department of Transportation is making safety improvements at two intersections along Route 608 (Tinkling Springs Road) in Augusta County between Stuarts Draft and Fishersville.


charlottesville

Traffic alert for Route 250 Bypass in Charlottesville

Construction activities will require intermittent, temporary detours for motorists in Charlottesville heading from eastbound Route 250 Bypass onto Park Street.


road work transportation

Culpeper VDOT District Traffic Alert: Oct. 20-24

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones.


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Culpeper VDOT District Traffic Alert: Oct. 6-10

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones. Items in italics contain new or updated information.


route 29

Nighttime lane closures begin next week on Route 29 north of Charlottesville

Improvements to the traffic signal system along Route 29 north of Charlottesville will require nighttime lane closures beginning next week. The work, which will be done at seven intersections between Hydraulic Road and Rio Road, will begin Monday, Oct. 6 and is anticipated to continue for several months.


Waynesboro bridal fashion designer to launch collection at Virginia Fashion Week

Waynesboro resident Greta Moffett will be launching her new bridal collection, White Dress by Greta Kay, at the emerging designer showcase at Virginia Fashion Week on Friday evening, October 10th in Williamsburg.


Wayne Theatre construction update

I remember being told, “Nothing comes for free.” I can attest to the validity of that. The Wayne Theatre qualifies for $3,000,000 in tax credits. At one time this infusion of funds for worthy projects seemed like ‘free money.’


road work transportation

Culpeper VDOT District: Traffic Alerts for Sept. 29-Oct. 3

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper VDOT District during the upcoming week.