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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.


McAuliffe announces debut of Data.Virginia

Governor McAuliffe today announced the launch of Data.Virginia, a new online portal that will provide easy access to Virginia’s open data and keep Virginians informed of major initiatives that take advantage of big data.

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95 Express Lanes more than 70 percent complete: Report

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that construction of the I-95 Express Lanes project is more than 70 percent complete, and remains on-schedule to be completed by the end of 2014 and open to traffic in early 2015.


Forestry agency marks centennial with events and activities

To celebrate its centennial, the Virginia Department of Forestry has a number of events and activities scheduled throughout the year and across the Commonwealth.


Augusta Health employees earn certifications

Over the past several months, 38 Augusta Health employees earned national certifications in their areas of expertise. Certifications require demonstration of extensive knowledge in a subject area, usually by examination.


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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Virginia Truck Driving Champions crowned

Nine professional Virginia truck drivers were crowned 2014 “Champions of the Highway” at the 63rd annual Virginia Truck Driving Championships held April 11 and 12 at the Lee Hi Travel Plaza in Lexington, Va.


Earth Talk: Public transportation on the upswing

Transit ridership is indeed at its highest level in the U.S. in 57 years. According to data collected by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013—the highest number since the 1950s when many fewer of us owned our own cars.


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.


Sen. Warner urges review of security procedures at military facilities following fatal shooting at Navy base

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) called for a review of security procedures at U.S. military installations today following a recent tragic shooting at Naval Station Norfolk in which a Navy petty officer was killed by a shooter who was apparently granted an access card despite a long and violent criminal record, including a previous conviction for manslaughter.

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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.”


I-64 bridge closures in Augusta County extended to March 20-21

The Virginia Department of Transportation has extended the closure of a portion of Interstate 64 to March 20 and 21 for bridge work between mile markers 89 and 93 in the Fishersville area of Augusta County. All work is weather permitting.


Weather moves Interstate 64 bridge closures

Due to weather constraints the Virginia Department of Transportation has rescheduled the closure of a portion of Interstate 64 to Wednesday and Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge work between mile markers 89 and 93 in the Fishersville area of Augusta County.


VDOT roads update: Up to a food of snow has made travel treacherous

Up to a foot of heavy wet snow has fallen on the Shenandoah Valley, creating potentially dangerous driving conditions for Monday afternoon. Snowfall is expected to taper off this afternoon, but drivers are advised to avoid unnecessary travel until road conditions improve.

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Randy Forbes: Some relief in heat energy costs

In October of 2013, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that 90% of homes were expected to have higher heating costs this winter as compared to last year.