Tag: roads

Bids received for Route 29/ Route 250 interchange improvements in Charlottesville

Two construction companies submitted bids to build the improvements to the Route 29/ Route 250 interchange in Charlottesville. That project is the first roadway improvement in the Route 29 Solutions package to advance to construction.


David Swanson: Intersection of mistakes with misdeeds

On a pleasant spring day in December it’s nice to drive past the endlessly under-construction intersection of Route 250 and McIntire Road and realize that the darn thing must nearly be completed. It looks sturdy and attractive.


VDOT: Paving work on Route 285 bridge in Augusta County to cause delays

Lane closures will occur on Route 285 (Tinkling Spring Road) in Augusta County at the I-64 Exit 91 bridge widening project due to paving work.


VDOT to increase speed limit on Interstate 81 in Harrisonburg area

The Virginia Department of Transportation will increase the speed limit to 70 miles per hour on Interstate 81 northbound in the Harrisonburg area between mile marker 248.2 and 249.


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.


Route 634 in Augusta County closed Dec. 8-11 for railroad crossing work

Part of Route 634 (Patton Farm Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to be closed December 8-11 while Norfolk Southern works on a railroad crossing.


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Seniors support tougher driving laws on … seniors

An overwhelming majority of seniors support greater scrutiny in the license-renewal process for themselves and their peers.


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.


VDOT making progress on Shenandoah Valley roads after snow

VDOT is making steady progress on roads in the Shenandoah Valley, but many routes remain in minor to moderate condition.


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


Virginia State Police reminds motorists to be safe for Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year, which increases Virginians’ risks of being involved in a serious or deadly traffic crash.


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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.


Interstate 81 lane closure in Rockbridge County on Tuesday

The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled a daytime left-lane closure on Tuesday, November 25, for drainage work on northbound Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County.


Farm equipment on roads calls for driver cooperation

It’s harvest time for many Virginia farmers, and that means super-size farm vehicles are on the road in many communities. Virginia Farm Bureau is encouraging both farmers and motorists to exercise caution.


Professional drivers offer safe driving tips for Thanksgiving travel

The Virginia Trucking Association is urging the 1.3 million Virginians expected to travel our highways over the Thanksgiving holiday to drive safely.


Thanksgiving travel forecast: Storm may slow early travel as 46 million take to roads

AccuWeather reports cold air will be less intense and much less widespread across the nation during the week of Thanksgiving.


VDOT advertising for construction bids on Route 29 improvement project

The first project in the Route 29 Solutions package advanced toward construction Monday. VDOT advertised for construction bids to improve the Route 29/250 interchange in Charlottesville.


New sections of Route 280 in Rockingham County open Monday evening

Two new sections of Route 280 in Rockingham County are expected to open to traffic this evening (Monday, November 10), weather permitting.


Traffic pattern changes in Fishersville area to begin Monday

The reconstruction of Route 285 at Interstate 64 exit 91 in Augusta County has reached a project milestone, resulting in lane shifts and detours starting the week of November 10.


VDOT begins safety improvements at Route 608 in Augusta County

The Virginia Department of Transportation is making safety improvements at two intersections along Route 608 (Tinkling Springs Road) in Augusta County between Stuarts Draft and Fishersville.


Motorists may encounter delays during Amherst bridge patching operations

Motorists should expect possible delays on two Amherst County roads, weather permitting. Crews will be patching the decks of structures on Route 29 and Route 501.


Interstate 81 slow roll closures in Frederick County on Sunday

Motorists should be alert for northbound and southbound “slow roll” lane closures on the morning of Sunday, November 2, along Interstate 81 in Frederick County.


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.


Speed limit to increase on Interstate 81 in Winchester area

The Virginia Department of Transportation will increase the speed limit to 70 miles per hour on Interstate 81 in the Winchester area between mile marker 312.9 and mile marker 316.16.


Culpeper VDOT District Traffic Alert: Oct. 20-24

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


Staunton VDOT District Traffic Alert: Oct. 20-24

The following is a list of highway work that might affect traffic in the Staunton VDOT transportation district during the coming weeks. The Staunton district is comprised of 11 counties: Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, Warren and Clarke. Work scheduled is subject to change due to inclement weather and material supplies.


Slow roll closure on Interstate 81 in Rockingham County on Oct. 19

Motorists should be alert for northbound and southbound “slow roll” lane closures on Sunday morning, October 19 along Interstate 81 in Rockingham County.


Staunton VDOT District Traffic Alerts: Oct. 13-17

The following is a list of highway work that might affect traffic in the Staunton VDOT transportation district during the coming weeks. The Staunton district is comprised of 11 counties: Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page, Warren and Clarke.


Culpeper VDOT District Traffic Alert: Oct. 13-17

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


Lynchburg VDOT District Traffic Alert: Oct. 13-17

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


Culpeper VDOT District Traffic Alert: Oct. 6-10

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones. Items in italics contain new or updated information.


Nighttime lane closures begin next week on Route 29 north of Charlottesville

Improvements to the traffic signal system along Route 29 north of Charlottesville will require nighttime lane closures beginning next week. The work, which will be done at seven intersections between Hydraulic Road and Rio Road, will begin Monday, Oct. 6 and is anticipated to continue for several months.


Staunton VDOT District Traffic Alert: Oct. 6-10

The following is a list of highway work that might affect traffic in the Staunton VDOT transportation district during the coming weeks. The Staunton district is comprised of 11 counties: Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Augusta, Highland, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page,


Intersection of Routes 250, 151 closed on Afton Mountain

Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) and Route 151 (Critzers Shop Road) are closed at their intersection on Afton Mountain, near the Albemarle-Nelson county line. A tanker truck hauling milk has overturned and spilled approximately 3,000 gallons onto the roadway.


Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Oct. 6-10

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


Interstate 81 lane closures in Shenandoah County Sept. 29-Oct. 2

Motorists on Interstate 81 northbound can expect overnight lane closures in Shenandoah County this week. All of these closures are between mile markers 265 and 275, as part of a pavement rehabilitation project.


Route 778 in Augusta County to be closed Oct. 6-9 for pipe replacement

Part of Route 778 (Knightly Mill Road) in Augusta County is scheduled to close at 8 a.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014 for a pipe replacement. T


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.


Staunton VDOT District Traffic Alerts: Sept. 29-Oct. 3

The following is a list of highway work that might affect traffic in the Staunton transportation district during the coming weeks.


Interstate 81 lane closures in Rockbridge County Sept. 30-Oct. 3

The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled lane closures for drainage work on northbound Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County.