2011 News Releases - Culpeper

Dec. 16, 2011
9 FIRMS QUALIFIED FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE BYPASS RFP
Firms advance to second stage; proposals will be due April 17, 2012

Dec. 9, 2011
ROUTE 29 SOUTH CLOSED AT NEW BALTIMORE
Second, unrelated accident blocking all southbound travel lanes

Dec. 9, 2011
ROUTE 29 NORTH CLOSED AT NEW BALTIMORE
Tractor-trailer, three other vehicles involved; motorists should use posted detour

Dec. 7, 2011
VDOT BEGINS FINAL PREPARATIONS TO OPEN MEADOW CREEK PARKWAY
Modifications will include lane restriping, installation and timing of traffic signals

Dec. 6, 2011
10 FIRMS RESPOND TO ROUTE 29 BYPASS PROPOSAL
VDOT will review submissions to identify qualified bidders to advance in selection process

Nov. 28, 2011
TREE WORK ON ROUTE 29 IN ALBEMARLE BEGINS TODAY
Tree trimming will occur over two weeks, with some lane closures

Nov. 4, 2011
ROUTE 28 CLOSED DUE TO VEHICLE ACCIDENT
Motorists advised to use alternate route during afternoon commute

Oct. 27, 2011
RT. 250 AND RT. 22 CLOSED AT SHADWELL
Both roads expected to remain closed through rush hour due to tractor-trailer crash

Oct. 26, 2011
CULPEPER DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION MEETING IS NOV. 3
Secretary of Transportation, CTB members seek input on highway, rail and transit projects

Oct. 26, 2011
RT. 6 BRIDGE PUBLIC HEARING IS CANCELLED
VDOT plans to review design of Rivanna River bridge replacement

Oct. 25, 2011
WEIGHT LIMIT ON GREENE CO. BRIDGE REDUCED TO 3 TONS
South River crossing on Rt. 619 closed to all traffic heavier than passenger vehicles

Oct. 18, 2011
VDOT SEEKS INPUT ON RT. 6 BRIDGE PROJECT IN FLUVANNA
Replacement of Rivanna River bridge is subject of Oct. 27 design hearing

Oct. 11, 2011
RT. 639 BRIDGE CLOSED IN FAUQUIER COUNTY ON OCT. 17
Superstructure replacement will require one-week closure followed by lane closures

Oct. 7, 2011
JARMANS GAP ROAD OPEN FOR NEXT TWO WEEKENDS
Road will re-open to local traffic for Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival, Trails Day

Oct. 6, 2011
RT. 29 MEETING DRAWS 100 INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES
Western Bypass project information presented to highway construction community

Oct. 4, 2011
SIMULATION TRAINING PREPARES SNOWPLOW OPERATORS
VDOT workers get hands-on training before the snow comes

Sept. 20, 2011
RT. 668 DRAINAGE WORK RESCHEDULED TO SEPT. 26-29
Detour will be in place daily during 7 a.m.-5 p.m. work hours

Sept. 15, 2011
MUTTON HOLLOW RD. IN GREENE COUNTY CLOSED SEPT. 20-23 FOR BRIDGE WORK
VDOT inspection finds structural deterioration on bridge over Swift Run

Sept. 15, 2011
RT. 668 CLOSED SEPT. 19-22 TO REPLACE DRAINAGE STRUCTURE
Detour will be in place daily during 7 a.m.-5 p.m. work hours

Sept. 14, 2011
VDOT SEEKS INPUT ON RT. 231 BRIDGE PROJECT IN MADISON
Replacement of Mulatto Run bridge is subject of Sept. 21 design hearing

Sept. 12, 2011
I-66 EASTBOUND NOW OPEN FOLLOWING VEHICLE FIRE
Both eastbound lanes moving with no significant back-ups

Sept. 12, 2011
I-66 EASTBOUND CLOSED NEAR MARSHALL
Traffic Detoured at Exit 27 Due to Tractor-Trailer Fire

Sept. 9, 2011
CLOSURE OF JARMANS GAP ROAD WILL BEGIN SEPT. 12
With water main work finished, installation of box culvert can proceed

Sept. 6, 2011
FLOODING REPORTED ON SECONDARY ROADS IN CENTRAL VA.
Motorists urged to drive with caution, check 511 for latest weather, road conditions

Sept. 2, 2011
NIGHT PAVING ON W. RIO RD., HYDRAULIC RD. BEGINS SEPTEMBER 7
Work will occur from 7 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly

Aug. 31, 2011
TEMPORARY SIGNAL INSTALLED AT DUNLORA DRIVE
Traffic control will aid vehicles turning from East Rio Road

Aug. 19, 2011
GEORGETOWN ROAD SCHEDULE CHANGES DUE TO RAIN
Road will re-open Saturday following pavement-marking work

Aug. 18, 2011
CLOSURE OF JARMANS GAP ROAD MOVED TO AUGUST 29
Complications with water main work delaying installation of box culvert

Aug. 18, 2011
GEORGETOWN ROAD TO RE-OPEN FRIDAY EVENING
Daily lane closures will continue through September 23

Aug. 11, 2011
CLOSURE OF JARMANS GAP ROAD WILL BEGIN AUGUST 22
Installation of box culvert still expected to finish within original 45-60 day window

Aug. 10, 2011
SUNNYSIDE ORCHARD ROAD CLOSED AUGUST 16 FOR BRIDGE WORK
One-day closure will allow for replacement of bridge over Rush River

Aug. 10, 2011
CULPEPER WESTERN OUTER LOOP PUBLIC HEARING IS AUG. 16
Public comments sought on design of new Route 784 in Culpeper County

Aug. 3, 2011
VDOT SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON CULPEPER PROJECT
Design hearing set Aug. 10 for Route 29-666 interchange proposal

Aug. 3, 2011
RT. 637 BRIDGE CLOSURE EXTENDED TO AUG. 12
Additional deterioration discovered in Rappahannock County bridge

Aug. 3, 2011
JARMANS GAP ROAD TO CLOSE FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK
Installation of box culvert near Blue Ridge Ave. begins August 15

July 15, 2011
ROUTE 607 IN ORANGE CLOSED DUE TO VEHICLE ACCIDENT
Telephone lines down across road; motorists advised to use alternate route

July 15, 2011
RT. 637 BRIDGE CLOSED IN RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY
VDOT inspection finds structural deterioration; repairs expected to take 2-3 weeks

July 12, 2011
ROUTE 29 SOUTH IN ALBEMARLE CO. WILL CLOSE BRIEFLY ON THURSDAY MORNING
Tree removal work will require 15-minute closure of southbound lanes

July 8, 2011
LANE CLOSURES TO OCCUR JULY 11 AND 13 ON I-64 EASTBOUND AT EXIT 120
Motorists should anticipate delays, congestion during bridge repairs

July 7, 2011
PAVING WORK WILL RESTRICT TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 33 IN GREENE COUNTY
Contractor’s work will not affect travel during peak commuting hours

June 28, 2011
VDOT TO REPAIR BRIDGE OVER EMMET STREET IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
Bridge work will require overnight lane closures through late August

June 27, 2011
TRAFFIC SHIFT TO OCCUR WEDNESDAY NIGHT ON EAST RIO ROAD
Motorists will use outside lanes while concrete median is constructed

June 22, 2011
CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN JULY 5 ON GEORGETOWN ROAD
Southbound lane will be closed through Aug. 25; motorists should anticipate delays

June 21, 2011
RT. 640 IN LOUISA COUNTY CLOSED JUNE 27-JULY 1 FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
New bridge over Roundabout Creek will allow weight limit to be lifted

June 21, 2011
CTB AWARDS OPAL INTERCHANGE PROJECT
Construction will begin in late summer to improve intersection of Routes 15/29 and 17

June 17, 2011
LANE CLOSURE IS LIFTED ON I-64 AT EXIT 118
Repairs and repaving of bridge deck completed, westbound lanes and ramp now open

June 13, 2011
TRAFFIC SHIFT, FLAGGING TO OCCUR ON EAST RIO ROAD TONIGHT
Motorists asked to drive with care through work zone

June 10, 2011
PUBLIC HEARING JUNE 22 ON ZION CROSSROADS INTERCHANGE
Innovative diverging diamond design will be the first in Va.

June 8, 2011
BRIDGE WORK ON I-64 TO CLOSE RIGHT LANE, EXIT TO RT. 29 SOUTH
Work will restrict traffic beginning Thursday; motorists should expect delays, congestion

May 31, 2011
BERKMAR DRIVE TRAFFIC AFFECTED BY EMERGENCY WORK
One lane will be closed west of Route 29 beginning June 1 to replace storm water pipe

May 31, 2011
BRIDGE ON RT. 633 IN ALBEMARLE CO. TO BE CLOSED JUNE 1
One-day closure will not affect school bus routes

May 27, 2011
WORK HOURS EXTENDED NEXT WEEK FOR BRIDGE WORK ON RT. 3
Around-the-clock work to occur Wed.-Fri. to apply latex sealant

May 26, 2011
VDOT TO REPAIR BRIDGES ON I-64, RT. 250 NEAR CHARLOTTESVILLE
Work will restrict traffic beginning next week; motorists should expect delays, congestion

May 16, 2011
CONSTRUCTION NOW IN PROGRESS ON JARMANS GAP ROAD
Bike paths, sidewalk to be added during 16-month construction period

May 13, 2011
PUBLIC HEARING MAY 24 ON RT. 6 BRIDGE OVER HARDWARE RIVER
Project will replace existing structure with wider bridge

May 11, 2011
JPA BRIDGE WEBPAGE UPDATED TO INCLUDE FAQS
Public also encouraged to sign up for email updates on project

May 6, 2011
NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL GOING IN AT ROUTES 20 AND 611
Signal will more safely regulate traffic flow at busy intersection

May 6, 2011
ROUTE 606 CLOSED MAY 9-20 FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
New bridge over Jacobs Run will allow weight limit to be lifted

May 6, 2011
TASK FORCE WILL ASSIST VDOT WITH ROUTE 3 DESIGN
Representatives of Stevensburg community will meet to review project status

April 21, 2011
TRANSPORTATION BOARD RELEASES DRAFT SIX-YEAR PROGRAM
Governor’s legislative package will advance Culpeper District projects

April 20, 2011
RT. 231 CLOSED THURSDAY NIGHT TO REPLACE PIPE
Detour will affect traffic south of Etlan from 8 p.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday

April 10, 2011
RT. 682 IN ALBEMARLE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC ON MONDAY
Two-day closure will allow railroad to perform emergency crossing repairs

April 1, 2011
PUBLIC COMMENT EXTENDED TO APRIL 14 ON RT. 3 PROJECT
Registered hearing attendees will receive corrected comment sheets by certified mail

March 27, 2011
CENTRAL VA. ROADS WET BUT CLEAR OF SNOW
Motorists should check current weather, road conditions before traveling

March 26, 2011
MOTORISTS URGED TO BE AWARE OF CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT
VDOT crews will work overnight to respond to storm forecast to arrive early Sunday morning

March 21, 2011
PUBLIC HEARING MARCH 23 ON RT. 3 IMPROVEMENTS
Proposed project will four-lane section from Stevensburg to Lignum in Culpeper Co.

March 18, 2011
JEFFERSON PARK AVENUE CLOSURE SET FOR APRIL 4
Access restricted for replacement of bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad

March 6, 2011
ROUTE 28 REOPENED IN FAUQUIER CO.
Motorists Cautioned About Overnight Icing, Check 511 for Road Conditions and Closures

Feb. 22, 2011
MOTORISTS URGED TO USE CAUTION EARLY THIS MORNING
Central Va. roads reported clear but drivers may encounter isolated icy patches

Feb. 14, 2011
BRIDGE TO BE CLOSED ON ROUTE 600 IN LOUISA CO.
Daytime closures Feb. 22-24 will not affect school bus traffic

Feb. 10, 2011
SLICK CONDITIONS REPORTED ON SOME ROADS IN CENTRAL VA.
Interstates clear, motorists should use caution on snow-covered secondary roads

Jan. 27, 2011
CENTRAL VA. HIGHWAYS IN GOOD CONDITION
Motorists should expect some icing overnight as temperatures fall below freezing

Jan. 27, 2011
MAJOR CENTRAL VA. ROADS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION
Drivers should use caution, many secondary roads still snow-covered

Jan. 26, 2011
ROAD CONDITIONS ARE MIXED ACROSS CENTRAL VA.
Motorists urged to avoid unnecessary travel, check weather before driving overnight

Jan. 26, 2011
ICING REPORTED IN ALBEMARLE, LOUISA, FAUQUIER
Road conditions across Virginia are changing rapidly as winter storm continues

Jan. 26, 2011
ICING REPORTED ON LOCAL ROADS IN FAUQUIER COUNTY
Motorists urged to check conditions before driving today as winter weather continues

Jan. 25, 2011
CTB AWARDS JEFFERSON PARK AVENUE BRIDGE PROJECT
$5.8 million contract expected to be under construction within 60 days

Jan. 19, 2011
SIGN WORK WILL AFFECT TRAFFIC ON I-66 IN FAUQUIER CO.
Single lane closure planned on Thursday between Marshall and Delaplane

Jan. 18, 2011
ICING REPORTED ON SOME ROADS IN CENTRAL VA.
Freezing rain will make early morning travel hazardous

Jan. 17, 2011
MOTORISTS URGED TO DRIVE CAUTIOUSLY OVERNIGHT
VDOT crews on duty to respond to forecast winter conditions

Jan. 12, 2011
ICING LIKELY THIS MORNING ON SOME CENTRAL VA. ROADS
Motorists urged to check highway conditions, drive cautiously

Jan. 10, 2011
VDOT CREWS PREPARE FOR WINTER WEATHER IN CENTRAL VA.
Forecast Calls for Snow Beginning Early Tuesday; Motorists Urged to Drive Cautiously

Jan. 10, 2011
RT. 606 RIVANNA RIVER BRIDGE CLOSURE POSTPONED
Forecast winter weather will delay repair work until Jan. 19

Jan. 7, 2011
BRIDGE OVER RIVANNA RIVER WILL BE CLOSED ON JANUARY 11
Route 606 will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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