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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.


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Interstate 81 slow roll closures in Augusta County early Sunday

Motorists should be alert for northbound and southbound slow-roll lane closures Sunday morning, May 17, along Interstate 81 in Augusta County.


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Staunton VDOT District Traffic Alert: May 18-22

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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New traffic pattern on Warner Parkway at Rio Road in Albemarle County

Motorists will notice a new traffic pattern at the intersection of the John W. Warner Parkway and Route 631 (East Rio Road) in Albemarle County. On April 29, the Virginia Department of Transportation modified the pavement markings so the parkway’s northbound right-turn lane will now operate as a shared right-through lane.


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Lynchburg VDOT District Traffic Alert: May 18-22

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


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Sen. Mark Warner urges Department of Transportation to work on counter-drone technology

Today U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, urged the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to work with the private and public sector on technology to defend sensitive airspaces against possible threats posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones.


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Culpeper VDOT District Traffic Alerts: May 11-15

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


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Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to head new study focused on trucker safety and fatigue

Commercial truckers for years have been required to follow federal rules limiting their driving hours and requiring rest or sleep breaks between long periods behind the wheel.