Tag: Transportation

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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Lane closures at Interstate 81, Exit 257, in Rockingham County, Jan. 6-27

The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled soil-testing work in the area of Interstate 81, Exit 257 (Mauzy/Broadway/Timberville) in Rockingham County from Jan. 6-27, 2015.


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Route 29 Solutions Advisory Panel meets Thursday in Charlottesville

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Virginia leaders applaud Governor McAuliffe’s P3 reforms

Virginia elected officials and business leaders are on board with Governor Terry McAuliffe’s announcement of a series of public-private partnership reforms.


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Governor McAuliffe announces 95 Express Lanes open December 14

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the 95 Express Lanes on I-95 in Northern Virginia are opening early and on budget.


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.


Virginia spaceport facility recovery, return to flight

Recovery from the Antares launch mishap on October 28, 2014 continues for the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority.


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Route 29 Solutions Advisory Panel meets Thursday in Charlottesville

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


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.


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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.


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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.


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Lynchburg VDOT District design public hearing scheduled

A design public hearing for a proposed project in the Lynchburg VDOT District will be held on Tuesday, December 9 from 4-6 pm at Temperance Elementary School, 1981 Lowesville Road, Amherst.


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Victory at Cedar Creek as VDOT announces shift in bridge location

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that it will alter the proposed alignment of the Route 11 replacement bridge at Cedar Creek battlefield.


Albemarle County celebrates completion of Crozet Streetscape Project

Albemarle County officials joined Crozet residents and business owners at a dedication ceremony for the completion of the Crozet Streetscape project on Thursday.


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Route 29 Solutions Panel eets Thursday in Charlottesville

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


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Construction begins for Amtrak service to Roanoke

The Commonwealth of Virginia, Amtrak, Norfolk Southern and the City of Roanoke are beginning the first phase of construction for the platform that will serve intercity passenger rail service to the Star City.


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VCU awarded $25,000 Ford C3 grant for Building Sustainable Communities

A team of VCU students has received a Ford College Community Challenge grant awarded to student-led projects focused on “Building Sustainable Communities.”


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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.


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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.


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CIT releases updated Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap

The Center for Innovative Technology announced the release of the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap for fiscal year 2015.


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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 seeking new owner for historic Augusta County bridge

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking to transfer ownership and responsibility for the historic Mount Meridian truss bridge on Route 769 in Augusta County.


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Route 29 advisory panel meets today in Charlottesville

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


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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.


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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.