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VDOT: Share your input on transportation project funding

The Virginia Department of Transportation invites residents of Central Virginia to weigh in on recommended transportation projects.


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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.


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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.


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House of Delegates passes transportation accountability legislation

The Virginia House of Delegates passed legislation Tuesday to require Northern Virginia transit transportation projects be evaluated and selected for funding pursuant to the same standards as all other transportation projects.


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Moxley raises issue with Hanger vote on transportation funding

24th Senate District Republican nomination candidate Dan Moxley condemned Mount Solon Sen. Emmett Hanger’s vote yesterday to side with Senate Democrats to kill SJ 217.


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Black Cat Road in Keswick closes Jan. 19 for bridge replacement

Next Monday, Jan. 19 the Virginia Department of Transportation and contractor Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville will begin work to replace the Route 616 (Black Cat Road) bridge over Buckingham Branch Railroad in Albemarle County.


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VDOT to close Route 801 in Augusta County Jan. 26 for bridge replacement

A portion of Route 801 (Hangers Mill Road) in Augusta County will close for about nine months beginning Monday, January 26, during replacement of a bridge over Jennings Branch.


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House Speaker Howell announces changes to standing committees of the Virginia House of Delegates

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) on Wednesday announced changes to the standing committees of the Virginia House of Delegates for the remainder of the 2014-2015 General Assembly.


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Commonwealth Transportation Board awards $11.1 million contract to improve Rt. 29/Rt. 250 interchange in Charlottesville

The Commonwealth Transportation Board today awarded an $11,121,077.60 contract to Fielder’s Choice Enterprises Inc., of Charlottesville, to construct improvements to the Route 29/Route 250 interchange.


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Governor McAuliffe announces transportation reforms

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday legislation that would restore integrity to the state’s process to deliver projects under the Public Private Transportation Act (PPTA) and improve reliability for transportation funding distributions.


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VDOT ready for more winter weather on Wednesday

The Virginia Department of Transportation is gearing up for another round of winter weather forecast to arrive early Wednesday in central Virginia.


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WellTran hits 1,000 trips per month

For the first quarter of Fiscal Year 15 at the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, WellTran staff have logged 3,000 rides for seniors and for persons 18 and older with disabilities.


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VDOT warns of possibly icy road conditions in the Shenandoah Valley overnight into Monday

Motorists traveling throughout the Shenandoah Valley tonight, January 11 and into the morning hours on Monday, January 12 should expect to see icy conditions develop.


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Route 29 Solutions Advisory Panel to meet in Charlottesville

The Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Panel will hold its first meeting of the new year at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research, 530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville.


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Utility work to slow down traffic on Interstate 64 on Sunday

Utility work scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 11 will create traffic delays on Interstate 64 near mile marker 104 in western Albemarle County.


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Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to host global conference on pavement management in May

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute will host approximately 400 transportation experts from around the world at the ninth International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets to be held in Arlington, Virginia, this May 18 through 21.


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Governor McAuliffe unveils first Welcome to Virginia sign at Dulles International Airport

Governor Terry McAuliffe unveiled on Tuesday a new “Welcome to Virginia” sign at Dulles International Airport (IAD), welcoming travelers to the Commonwealth of Virginia.


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VDOT prepares for early Tuesday snow

The Virginia Department of Transportation is making preparations for snow forecast for Tuesday morning across the northern portion of the state.


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The best and worst in transportation in 2014

After an unprecedented 2013 General Assembly Session, when transportation funding in Virginia was reborn after more than two decades, 2014 struggled to compare.