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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.


Light snow covers the Shenandoah Valley

Light snow is covering roadways in the Shenandoah Valley. Precipitation started shortly after nightfall as some sleet and snow and continues into the evening hours.


Drivers face ice, fog in Shenandoah Valley after storm

The pre-Thanksgiving snow storm has left the Shenandoah Valley. After a day where crews plowed and treated roads, interstate and primary roads are clear throughout the area.


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Winter weather expected to impact travel in Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday

The Virginia Department of Transportation is gearing up for snow forecast for the Shenandoah Valley on Wednesday, which is traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year.


VDOT mobilizing for pending snow storm

VDOT is preparing for snow on Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year, and urges motorists to consider altering their Thanksgiving travel plans to avoid driving in inclement weath


Frank Clemente: Black Friday Blues

Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on Black Friday for spectacular deals. What they don’t know is that the best bargains have already been taken – not by other shoppers, but by some of America’s largest corporations.


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AAA: Wintry weather could impact Thanksgiving travel

AAA Mid-Atlantic urges holiday travelers to refrain from traveling if possible until the wintry weather completely passes and it is safe to travel again.


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Ortman Road in Albemarle Closed Nov. 3-21 for bridge project

Beginning Monday, the Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 691 (Ortman Road) in western Albemarle County for three weeks for a bridge project.


VDOT: Winter weather is not too far away

It is that time of year again; winter weather is heading our way and VDOT is encouraging motorists to know steps to take should driving become necessary during or immediately after a storm.


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Structure inspections scheduled in Lynchburg VDOT District

Motorists should be alert to road and/or lane closures and possible delays as crews under contract to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) perform regularly-scheduled safety inspections.


Traffic pattern delay on Interstate 64 in Lexington area rescheduled for Oct. 10

Major traffic pattern changes on Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County have been rescheduled for Friday afternoon, October 10, weather permitting. The Virginia Department of Transportation revised the schedule due to a delay in the delivery of needed materials.


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New traffic pattern for Interstate 64 in Lexington area to begin Thursday

The Virginia Department of Transportation has revised its schedule for major traffic pattern changes on Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County. The changes are scheduled to take place on the afternoon of October 9, 2014 as part of the rehabilitation of the eastbound and westbound Maury River bridges.


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Culpeper District Six-Year Improvement Program meeting is Oct. 9

Central Virginia residents are invited to attend a public meeting this Thursday to learn more about transportation projects funded in the Commonwealth’s Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP). T


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Staunton VDOT District meeting set for Oct. 8

The Staunton VDOT District meeting is set for Wednesday, October 8, at Blue Ridge Community College, Plecker Center for Continuing Education, Weyers Cave.


New traffic pattern for Interstate 64 in Lexington area begins Monday

The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising motorists of major traffic pattern changes on Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County beginning Monday, October 6. This is part of the rehabilitation of the eastbound and westbound Maury River bridges near Lexington.


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Culpeper VDOT District: Traffic Alerts for Sept. 29-Oct. 3

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


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Culpeper VDOT District Traffic Alert: Sept. 22-26

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


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Ballards Mill Road closes Sept. 22 for bridge work

Beginning Sept. 22, the Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 671 – Ballards Mill Road – in Albemarle County for two weeks for a bridge project.


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Lynchburg VDOT District Traffic Alert: Sept. 15-19

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


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Lynchburg VDOT District Traffic Alert: Sept. 8-12

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


Former GOP LG candidate E.W. Jackson reports on visit to Ferguson

Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr., pastor of a local church in Chesapeake and bishop of Exodus Faith Ministries, visited Ferguson, Missouri, on a fact-finding mission for STAND, a nonprofit organization bringing people together across racial and cultural lines.


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Cancer patients will get help because of 20th anniversary event at Augusta Health

In celebration of the Augusta Health’s 20th anniversary, the Augusta Health Foundation will host a special celebration of this momentous occasion while also benefitting cancer patients in need.


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Route 647 Bridge in Stanardsville to close Aug. 11, 18 to complete project

The Virginia Department of Transportation continues its work on the Route 647 (McMullen Mill Road) bridge in Greene County, with two closures planned to complete work on the rehabilitation project.


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Route 623 in Rockbridge County to close Aug. 5 for bridge replacements

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close part of Route 623 (Fredericksburg Road) in Rockbridge County for about a month beginning Tuesday August 5, 2014.


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VDOT: Highway structure inspections scheduled in Lynchburg District

Motorists should be alert to road and/or lane closures and possible delays as crews under contract to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) perform regularly-scheduled safety inspections at the locations listed below, weather permitting.


President Obama: Let’s go out there and work

President Obama at a private event in Los Angeles: “I’ve got two years left in this presidency. I want to get a whole bunch of stuff done. I need your help. So let’s go out there and work.”


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Remarks by President Obama on jobs, economy

Remarks by President Obama on jobs and the economy today at an event at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, McLean, Virginia.


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Upcoming VDOT road safety inspections in Lynchburg area

Motorists should be alert to road and/or lane closures and possible delays as crews under contract to VDOT perform regularly-scheduled safety inspections at the locations listed below, weather permitting.


How a fairer tax code can improve America’s infrastructure

As Congress heads home to celebrate the Fourth of July, it leaves with two critical issues unaddressed. The first is the increasing – and troubling – trend of big corporations essentially giving up their American citizenship and reincorporating overseas to reduce their U.S. taxes.


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President Obama on the state of the U.S. economy

We know from our history our economy doesn’t grow from the top down; it grows from the middle out. We do better when you’ve got some construction workers on the job. They then go to a restaurant and they buy a new car. That means the workers there start doing better.


Tropical Storm Arthur headed to Virginia: Safe travel tips

A tropical storm is churning in the Atlantic and timing could not be worse for the over 1 million (1,158,038) holiday travelers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


VDOT to hold public meeting on Interstate 64 Maury River bridge project

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting concerning upcoming construction and traffic patterns for the Interstate 64 bridges over the Maury River and Kerrs Creek in Rockbridge County.


Virginia localities to benefit from state matching funds for roads projects

Localities throughout Virginia will receive approximately $180 million in state matching funds, which advances nearly $880 million in transportation projects to improve roads, bridges, sidewalks, trails and traffic lights in their area.


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Lynchburg District roads funding improvements

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved funding for transportation projects that will improve travel and economic development in the Lynchburg District.


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State roads funding improvements in Shenandoah Valley

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved funding for significant projects that will improve travel in the Staunton region and the Shenandoah Valley.


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McAuliffe announces new web portal to track road projects

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has launched a new interactive portal, www.Virginiaroads.org, that provides a one-stop information source to VDOT data and projects.


Pollution standards will protect Virginia’s health, economy

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy today announced a major proposal to curb carbon pollution from our nation’s existing power plants for the first time ever.


VCU faculty member receives Fulbright Specialist Program award

Susan Gooden, Ph.D., professor of public policy and administration at VCU, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award with Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates for the summer of 2014.


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.


Maryland Championship Wrestling aims to bodyslam autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that affects an estimated 1.5 million individuals in the United States and tens of millions worldwide. Today, it is estimated that one in every 88 children and one in 54 boys are diagnosed with autism.


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.”


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Randy Forbes: Trading potholes for progress

As the snow thaws to warmer months, new potholes and signs of road deterioration are certain to appear on our daily commutes. Although this is the reality of a harsh winter, it also serves as a reminder of how quickly our transportation and infrastructure can wither.


Nicole Tichon: Don’t reward corporations for bad behavior

The Partnership to Build America Act, introduced by Representative John Delaney (D-MD) in the House and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) in the Senate, offers a way for multinational corporations to bring profits stashed off-shore back to the United States and finally pay tax on those profits, albeit a minuscule one, in exchange for purchasing bonds that would fund infrastructure projects.


The Rainier Trio to perform at WTA Gateway

Awakening audiences to the blending of music from violin, viola and piano, the Rainier Trio will look to Hollywood in this performance with music from Fiddler on the Roof, Schindler’s List, Lara’s Theme and other audience favorites. The Trio will make their first appearance on WTA’s Gateway stage on Saturday, March 1. The performance begins at 8:00 pm at 329 W. Main Street in Downtown Waynesboro, VA.


VDOT: A little more white stuff forecast tonight

During the overnight hours light snow is predicted to fall in the Valley region ranging from a dusting to a possible three inches. VDOT watch crews will be on duty during the night hours throughout the Staunton District to begin plowing and treating roads as needed once the snow begins to fall.