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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.


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Staunton accepting applications for Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The City of Staunton is now accepting applications for its recently formed Staunton Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.