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Ken Plum: Progress on transportation

In the early years of the 20th century travelers were advised not to come to Virginia because of the poor condition of the roads.


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Virginia Tech graduate student develops and tests in-vehicle safety application on Interstate 66

Virginia Tech graduate student Kayla Sykes of Richmond tested an in-vehicle application with the potential to improve driver safety and save time.


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MILG Transport online with new website from Augusta Free Press

MILG Transport has a new online presence with a website designed by Augusta Free Press.


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Governor McAuliffe announces roads projects in I-95 Corridor in Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced major projects to improve transportation on one of the most heavily traveled corridors in the country – I-95 and I-395 in Northern Virginia.


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Downtown Crozet streetscape receives recognition from Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance

Phase 2 of the Downtown Crozet Streetscape project has received honorable mention in the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance’s 2015 Transportation Engineering Awards. This recognition comes nearly a year after the completion of Phase 2 of the Crozet Streetscape project.


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Speaker Howell, House leaders encourage voters to reject Governor McAuliffe’s $17 toll plan

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) and House Republican leaders commented Sunday ahead of Governor McAuliffe’s campaign stops in Northern Virginia. House leaders encouraged voters in Northern Virginia to reject the Governor’s plan to add $17 tolls on I-66 and criticized the Governor’s divisive, Washington-style campaign.


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Officials experience Virginia Tech’s next-generation vehicle technology on interstate express lanes

Federal and state officials received hands-on experience Monday with “hands-off” automated and connected driving as they traveled a 10-mile stretch of an interstate highway in Northern Virginia in cars sporting the latest automated- and connected-vehicle technology.


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Virginia Tech teams with Federal Highway Administration to bring new road safety technology to United States

In a project funded by the Federal Highway Administration, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has welcomed the first Sideway-force Coefficient Routine Investigation Machine, or SCRIM for short, to the United States.


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Overnight lane closures on Interstate 81 in Frederick County

Overnight lane closures are scheduled to take place this week on Interstate 81 northbound and southbound in Frederick County between mile marker 309 and 311 near Winchester.


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Expect delays on Emmet Street in Charlottesville overnight Tuesday while overhead sign is removed

The removal of an overhead sign structure from Route 29 (Emmet Street) between Hydraulic Road and the Route 29/250 interchange will require traffic delays overnight Tuesday.


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Culpeper VDOT District News: Expect delays due to road resurfacing

Lane closures will occur on several highways in Culpeper District this week as crews perform preparation work for roadway resurfacing. Work will occur at the locations listed below Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Motorists should obey traffic controls and expect brief delays.


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Charlottesville U.S. 250 Bypass project traffic update

Work continues on and along the ramps serving McIntire Road and John W. Parkway in Charlottesville. Ramp closures are to be expected weekdays between 9am and 4pm until Friday, June 5th. Formal detour signage will be in place.


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Lynchburg VDOT District Traffic Alert: June 1-5

Highway work in the Lynchburg VDOT District requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Traffic may be restricted.


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Interstate 81 lane closures in Rockbridge County, Augusta County, beginning on Sunday

Nighttime Interstate 81 lane closures are scheduled in Rockbridge and Augusta counties beginning on Sunday, May 31, for guardrail work, paving and utility work. All work is weather permitting.


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Virginia Tech Transportation Institute launches effort to make traveling through traffic lights safer, smarter and cheaper

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers’ new project could change the way motorists navigate through traffic lights, making the everyday action safer, smarter, and cheaper – the last by cutting fuel costs and likewise reducing pollution.


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Detours associated with Route 250 Interchange work in Charlottesville

Work continues on and along the ramps serving McIntire Road and John W. Parkway in Charlottesville. Ramp closures are to be expected weekdays between 9am and 4pmuntil Friday, May 29th. Formal detour signage will be in place.


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Winners of 2015 Virginia Fleet Safety Awards

The Virginia Trucking Association presented its 2015 Safety Awards on May 14 during its Annual VTA Safety Management Conference, held at the Crowne Plaza Marina in Hampton. The safety awards are generously sponsored by Nansemond Insurance Agency of Suffolk.


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Lynchburg VDOT District Traffic Alert: May 25-29

Highway work in the Lynchburg VDOT District requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


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Culpeper VDOT District Traffic Alert: May 25-29

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


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Staunton VDOT District Traffic Alert: May 25-29

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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AAA Mid-Atlantic anticipates assisting 31K travelers over Memorial Day weekend

AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates it will come to the rescue of over 31,000 stranded motorists during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend – with more than 5,800 expected in Virginia.


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Professional truck drivers offer important Memorial Day highway safety tips

The Virginia Trucking Association (VTA) is urging the the nearly 1 million Virginians expected to travel our highways over the Memorial Day weekend to drive safely and follow several simple tips in order to keep this a safe holiday.


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Virginia State Police urge safe driving this Memorial Day weekend

With the start of the 2015 Click It or Ticket (CIOT) spring mobilization campaign, the Virginia State Police is taking this opportunity to remind motorists of the need to always buckle up when driving and/or riding in a vehicle.


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Memorial Day Travel: AAA advises travelers to be prepared for jam-packed highways

AAA projects just over one million Virginians, (1,061, 134) will help make up the 37.2 million travelers, nationwide, who will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.


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Culpeper VDOT District Traffic Alerts: May 18-22

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