2009 News Releases - Culpeper

Dec. 25, 2009
MOTORISTS WARNED OF FREEZING RAIN THIS MORNING
Forecast heavy rain makes flooding a concern; VDOT crews on duty across the region

Dec. 22, 2009
BLACK ICE A DANGER ON HIGHWAYS EARLY WEDNESDAY
Motorists should slow down, expect slick conditions during morning driving

Dec. 22, 2009
MAJOR HIGHWAYS IN CLEAR TO MINOR CONDITION
Crews continue work on subdivision streets, some secondary routes in Albemarle Co.

Dec. 22, 2009
CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO IMPROVE ACROSS CENTRAL VA.
Crews working secondaries, subdivisions in Albemarle; motorists should still drive cautiously

Dec. 21, 2009
ROUTE 53 REOPENED IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY
Motorists should still drive cautiously due to overnight freezing

Dec. 21, 2009
ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE ACROSS CENTRAL VA.
Crews working to open secondary routes; motorists cautioned about overnight travel

Dec. 21, 2009
CAUTION STILL ADVISED FOR CENTRAL VA. DRIVERS
Conditions improve but many roads still covered with packed snow

Dec. 21, 2009
CAUTION ADVISED FOR CENTRAL VA. DRIVERS
Conditions improve but many roads still covered with packed snow

Dec. 20, 2009
ROUTE 53 CLOSED OVERNIGHT IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY
Albemarle police plan to remove abandoned vehicles Monday morning

Dec. 20, 2009
VDOT ADVISES AGAINST OVERNIGHT TRAVEL
Crews will continue working overnight to clear secondaries, address freezing conditions

Dec. 20, 2009
INTERSTATES, PRIMARY ROADS IN CENTRAL VA. OPEN BUT SNOW-COVERED
Route 29 remains closed south of Charlottesville; travel advisory still in effect

Dec. 19, 2009
MOTORISTS CAUTIONED AGAINST TRAVEL OVERNIGHT
Freezing expected as temperatures drop; VDOT crews continue plowing interstates, primaries

Dec. 19, 2009
ROADS REMAIN HAZARDOUS AS STORM CONTINUES
Motorists urged to delay travel until conditions improve

Dec. 9, 2009
SOME SECONDARY ROADS CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER
Motorists urged to use caution; ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown’

Dec. 8, 2009
MOTORISTS ADVISED TO USE CAUTION OVERNIGHT
Rain expected across much of Central Va. but icing may be a hazard in some locations

Dec. 5, 2009
VDOT CLEANS UP AFTER WINTER’S FIRST SNOW
Crews remain on duty overnight; motorists advised to use caution while driving

Nov. 24, 2009
ENERGY-EFFICIENT LEDS NOW LIGHT THE WAY ON I-64
Afton Mountain fog light system upgraded to improve reliability, save energy

Nov. 20, 2009
ROUTE 708 IN ALBEMARLE TO CLOSE FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT
One-day project will close road to through traffic on Nov. 24

Nov. 20, 2009
PUBLIC HEARING SET NOV. 23 FOR I-64 RAMP IMPROVEMENT
Additional turn lane will improve efficiency for traffic exiting onto Route 250 in Shadwell

Nov. 10, 2009
SPEED LIMIT TO BE REDUCED ON ROUTE 230 IN MADISON
Action affects section just west of Wolftown; signs will be posted Nov. 17

Nov. 4, 2009
ROUTE 675 BRIDGE IN FAUQUIER CO. CLOSED FOR 8 WEEKS
Project will replace steel frame and timber deck; new structure will support legal loads

Nov. 2, 2009
ADVANCE MILLS BRIDGE CONTRACT IS EXTENDED
New bridge is expected to be open to traffic by year’s end

Oct. 29, 2009
16 NEW TRAFFIC CAMERAS ONLINE ACROSS CENTRAL VA.
Real-time video aids VDOT in traffic management, emergency response

Sept. 11, 2009
SCHEDULED CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE WORK
CULPEPER DISTRICT: Sept. 13-18, 2009

Sept. 4, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT:SCHEDULED CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE WORK
CULPEPER DISTRICT: Sept. 4-11, 2009

Sept. 1, 2009
SPEED LIMITS REDUCED ON ROUTES 29, 33 IN GREENE COUNTY
45-mile-per hour zone extended in Ruckersville; 25-mph zone also extended in Stanardsville

Aug. 28, 2009
SCHEDULED CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE WORK
CULPEPER DISTRICT: Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 2009

Aug. 20, 2009
ROUTE 729 IN ALBEMARLE REOPENS TO THROUGH TRAFFIC
Culvert pipes replaced, work completed one day ahead of schedule

Aug. 20, 2009
CAUTION URGED ON I-66 WEST NEAR DELAPLANE
Motorists should expect congestion, uneven pavement during afternoon rush hour

Aug. 14, 2009
VDOT PROVIDES PERMIT INFORMATION TO CORPS OF ENGINEERS
Plans include clarification of McIntire Road Extended project’s southern terminus

Aug. 13, 2009
ROUTE 729 IN ALBEMARLE TO CLOSE AUG. 18
Through traffic must use alternate routes during replacement of deteriorated pipes

Aug. 6, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT CULPEPER DISTRICT: August 10-14, 2009

Aug. 5, 2009
ROAD CLOSED NEXT WEEK FOR RAIL ROAD BRIDGE WORK
Week-long closure on Route 677 (Broomley Road)

July 24, 2009
WATERLINE WORK WILL AFFECT TRAFFIC ON EAST RIO ROAD
Night work will begin Sunday, road restricted to one lane east of railroad bridge

July 24, 2009
PAVING WORK TO AFFECT TRAFFIC ON BUSINESS 29 IN CULPEPER
Final surfacing planned next week for new four-lane section on east town limits

July 21, 2009
ROUTE 642 BRIDGE IN GREENE COUNTY TO CLOSE NEXT WEEK
One-day project will replace posted structure spanning South River on July 28

July 20, 2009
ROUTE 635 IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY CLOSED WEDNESDAY
Through traffic detoured during pipe replacement, road will be reopened that afternoon

July 20, 2009
JPA-JPA EXTENDED TURN LANE CLOSED DURING TREE WORK
Intermittent closures necessary for the next 2-3 weeks to prepare for utility relocation

July 17, 2009
PAVING ON ROUTE 29 WILL AFFECT CULPEPER INTERCHANGE
Phased work at Route 29 business/Route 299 next week, motorists should use Route 15 exit

July 13, 2009
ROUTE 690 IN FLUVANNA TO CLOSE FOR RAIL CROSSING WORK
Three at-grade crossings will be rebuilt during work scheduled July 27-30

July 8, 2009
TRAFFIC SHIFTED ON EAST RIO ROAD FOR WATER LINE INSTALLATION
Turn lanes will be used for through travel, motorists should expect minor delays

July 1, 2009
PAVING WORK BEGINS NEXT WEEK ON ROUTE 29 NORTH
Nighttime work will resurface highway from Hydraulic Road to Hollymead

June 29, 2009
ROUTE 29 CORRIDOR LEADERSHIP FORUM CANCELLED
Meeting of transportation leaders, elected officials will be rescheduled

June 26, 2009
TRAFFIC SWITCH PLANNED JULY 6 ON ROUTE 605 IN FAUQUIER CO.
Shift to new alignment will allow next phase of improvements at Grays Mill Road

June 8, 2009
WORK POSTPONED TO SHIFT TRAFFIC AT STOCKTON CREEK
Barriers will not be moved this evening, operation has not been rescheduled

June 8, 2009
ONE LANE CLOSED ON I-64 WEST AT RIVANNA RIVER
Traffic restricted to left lane during first phase of bridge deck rehabilitation project

June 8, 2009
LANE CLOSURE SWITCHED ON I-64 EAST AT STOCKTON CREEK
Traffic interrupted Monday evening to allow barriers to be shifted to right lane

June 6, 2009
I-64 WEST CLOSED NEAR CHARLOTTESVILLE
Overturned tractor-trailer blocking both lanes; detour in place

June 4, 2009
ROUTE 29 SOUTH REMAINS CLOSED IN GREENE COUNTY
Crash cleanup will continue into the afternoon; motorists should use alternate

June 4, 2009
ROUTE 29 SOUTH CLOSED IN GREENE COUNTY
Traffic detour established, closure estimated to last at least 3 hours

May 26, 2009
EXPECT EVENING LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEK ALONG EAST RIO ROAD
Tree-clearing planned Wednesday through Friday from 7:30 p.m. to dark

May 26, 2009
I-64 LANE CLOSURE POSTPONED AT STOCKTON CREEK
Work postponed due to rain, will be rescheduled for Wednesday if weather permits

April 14, 2009
ADVANCE MILLS BRIDGE CONTRACT IS AWARDED
Construction will begin on May 4, completion scheduled for late fall

March 13, 2009
CAUTION ADVISED DURING EARLY MORNING TRAVEL
Light snow falling; fog reported on I-64, Route 250 at Afton Mountain

March 12, 2009
OVERNIGHT SNOW MAY MAKE ROADS SLICK FRIDAY MORNING
Minimal accumulation expected; VDOT crews will monitor conditions

March 3, 2009
CAUTION URGED AS MOTORISTS HEAD OUT FOR MORNING TRAVEL
Major highways are clear, VDOT crews treating icy patches on secondary roads

March 2, 2009
MOTORISTS SHOULD EXPECT FREEZING CONDITIONS TONIGHT
VDOT crews will treat roads, some secondary routes still have patches of ice and snow

March 2, 2009
CENTRAL VIRGINIA HIGHWAYS ARE MOSTLY CLEAR AND DRY
VDOT crews will patrol roads overnight, treat any freezing conditions

March 2, 2009
HEAVY SNOW, HIGH WINDS MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS
VDOT crews clearing interstates, primary highways; motorists should avoid Afton Mountain

March 1, 2009
VDOT CREWS RESPONDING TO WINTER STORM
Heavy snow, high winds expected to continue overnight; motorists urged to avoid travel

March 1, 2009
MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION SUNDAY EVENING AND MONDAY
Snow, high winds, sub-freezing temperatures combine to create hazardous driving conditions

March 1, 2009
ROADS REPORTED IN GOOD CONDITION AFTER OVERNIGHT STORM
Motorists Urged to Use Caution and Expect to Encounter Patches of Snow and Ice

Feb. 28, 2009
VDOT ADVISES CAUTION DURING TRAVEL OVERNIGHT
Freezing conditions possible as temperatures fall; crews will monitor conditions

Feb. 25, 2009
EIGHT COMPANIES BID ON ADVANCE MILLS BRIDGE PROJECT
Charlottesville-based Fielder’s Choice Enterprises, Inc. submits low bid of $1.93 million

Feb. 18, 2009
VDOT ADVISES CAUTION DURING MORNING TRAVEL
Motorists should allow extra time, reduce speed

Feb. 11, 2009
SPEED LIMIT LOWERED ON ROUTE 605 IN FAUQUIER COUNTY
35 mph limit will enhance safety for workers during road improvement project

Feb. 6, 2009
SHOULDER WORK RESCHEDULED ALONG EAST RIO ROAD
Brush clearing delayed by winter weather will be completed next week

Feb. 2, 2009
VDOT ADVISES CAUTION DURING TRAVEL OVERNIGHT
Freezing conditions possible in northern, western counties, crews will monitor conditions

Jan. 28, 2009
MOTORISTS WARNED OF HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT
Wet roads, freezing temperatures present danger of black ice Thursday morning

Jan. 28, 2009
FREEZING RAIN CREATING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS
Secondary, unpaved roads are icy, motorists should use caution this morning

Jan. 27, 2009
SLEET, FREEZING RAIN CREATING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS
Motorists urged to avoid travel; VDOT crews continue snow operations

Jan. 27, 2009
VDOT ADVISES MOTORISTS TO PLAN AHEAD FOR TRAVEL
Forecast winter storm could create hazardous road conditions Tuesday and Wednesday

Jan. 27, 2009
CREWS WORKING TO CLEAR INTERSTATES, PRIMARY ROADS
Highways treated, snowplows now at work; secondary roads still snow-covered

Jan. 27, 2009
ICY CONDITIONS LIKELY OVERNIGHT IN CENTRAL VA.
VDOT crews will continue operations into Wednesday morning

Jan. 23, 2009
SHOULDER WORK PLANNED ALONG EAST RIO ROAD
Brush clearing will close one lane next week from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 23, 2009
HISTORIC WATERLOO BRIDGE REOPENED TO TRAFFIC
Rappahannock River span will remain posted at 3-ton weight limit

Jan. 19, 2009
VDOT ADVISES CAUTION DURING TRAVEL OVERNIGHT
Subfreezing temperatures, heavy traffic may create hazardous conditions

Jan. 13, 2009
ADVANCE MILLS BRIDGE REPLACEMENT MOVES AHEAD
Advertisement marks another milestone as project continues on schedule

Jan. 7, 2009
VDOT AGAIN ADVISES CAUTION DURING OVERNIGHT TRAVEL
Wet roads, sub-freezing temperatures could create icing early Thursday morning

Jan. 5, 2009
VDOT ADVISES CAUTION DURING TRAVEL OVERNIGHT
Freezing conditions possible in northern, western counties, crews will monitor conditions

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