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Interstate 64 lane closures in Augusta County set for April 27-28

The Virginia Department of Transportation will have overnight lane closures on April 27 and 28 along Interstate 64 between mile markers 87 and 94 in Augusta County. This will allow installation of a bridge overhang at exit 91 in the Fishersville area.


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Slow roll closure In Augusta County on Sunday

Motorists should be alert for northbound and southbound slow-roll lane closures on Sunday, April 27along Interstate 81 in Augusta County. The brief closures are needed for installation of a fiber-optic line over the interstate.


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VDOT Roads Report: April 21-25

The following is a list of highway work that might affect traffic in the Staunton VDOT transportation district during the coming weeks. The Staunton district is comprised of 11 counties: Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, Warren and Clarke.


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Randy Forbes: Where Main Street still exists

These are places where passersby greet each other by first names and where a sense of trust remains throughout the small town streets and neighborhoods. These are the communities where Main Street still exists.


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Weather delays work on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County

Rain and expected low temperatures have forced schedule changes over the next two weeks at the Interstate 81 truck climbing lane project in Rockbridge County.


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VDOT road report: April 14-18

The following is a list of highway work that might affect traffic in the Staunton VDOT transportation district during the coming weeks. The Staunton district is comprised of 11 counties: Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, Warren and Clarke.


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Letting corporations skate on taxes undermines life on Main Street

Many politicians spin this as a “spending” crisis, claiming, “There just isn’t any money.” Nonsense. Corporate profits are at an all-time high. The stock market has soared along with CEO bonuses, and yet corporate taxes have fallen to about a fifth of their profits.


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Larry Wills: Proposed tax rate increase not an easy call

The recent decision by the Augusta County Board of Supervisors to advertise a five cent tax rate increase was not an easy one, nor was it a decision that was undertaken without a thorough examination of the proposed County budget and a review of the County’s current and upcoming needs.


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VDOT roads report: April 7-11

The following is a list of highway work that might affect traffic in the Staunton VDOT transportation district during the coming weeks.


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Lane closures on Interstate 81, Interstate 66 on Saturday

Drivers using parts of Interstate 81 and Interstate 66 should be alert for mobile left-lane closures on Saturday, April 5. This will accommodate a Virginia Department of Transportation mapping vehicle, along with several escort trucks for safety and traffic control.


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VDOT roads report: March 31-April 4

The following is a list of highway work that might affect traffic in the Staunton VDOT transportation district during the coming weeks.


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Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam leads national discussion on roads funding

The National Lieutenant Governors Association passed a bipartisan resolution, cosponsored by Lt. Gov. Phil Scott (R-Vt.) and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.), calling on Congress to “develop a shared, long term vision for surface transportation.”


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Randy Forbes: Trading potholes for progress

As the snow thaws to warmer months, new potholes and signs of road deterioration are certain to appear on our daily commutes. Although this is the reality of a harsh winter, it also serves as a reminder of how quickly our transportation and infrastructure can wither.


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Single-lane traffic on Route 11 in Greenville area this weekend

Route 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway) will have single lane traffic from March 20 at 9 a.m. to March 24 at 5 p.m. due to sewer line work. This location is from Route 657 (Indian Ridge Road) to Route 1202 (Church Street) in the Greenville area of Augusta County.


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VDOT road report: March 24-28

The following is a list of highway work that might affect traffic in the Staunton VDOT transportation district during the coming weeks.