2013 News Releases - Culpeper

Dec. 18, 2013
RT. 723 BRIDGE AT DELAPLANE REDUCED TO 18-FOOT WIDTH
Routine VDOT inspection found structural damage; travel lanes will be shifted

Dec. 14, 2013
CENTRAL VA. HIGHWAYS REPORTED CLEAR
Isolated freezing possible overnight; motorists should monitor forecasts, road conditions

Dec. 13, 2013
VDOT PREPARES FOR ANOTHER WINTER STORM
Crews to report at midnight; motorists should monitor conditions, expect slick roads Saturday

Dec. 10, 2013
DRIVERS URGED TO BE CAUTIOUS WEDNESDAY MORNING
Motorists should expect freezing conditions; VDOT crews on duty overnight

Dec. 10, 2013
CENTRAL VIRGINIA ROADS ARE CLEAR OF SNOW AND ICE
VDOT crews on duty overnight; motorists should expect freezing conditions Tuesday morning

Dec. 10, 2013
ROAD CONDITIONS VARIED ACROSS CENTRAL VIRGINIA
VDOT crews working to clear roads, will be on duty overnight to combat refreeze

Dec. 9, 2013
RT. 230 BRIDGE REHAB PUBLIC HEARING POSTPONED
Hearing rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 12 due to forecast winter storm

Dec. 9, 2013
VDOT PREPARED FOR TUESDAY’S FORECAST SNOW
Crews continue working to treat roads, clear tree debris

Dec. 9, 2013
TREACHEROUS EARLY MORNING TRAVEL IN PIEDMONT VA.
Roads slick with ice in Culpeper District’s nine counties; motorists should use extreme caution during commute

Dec. 8, 2013
ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE
Freezing rain will continue overnight; VDOT crews use sand, salt to combat icing conditions

Dec. 8, 2013
VDOT CREWS BATTLE SLEET, FREEZING RAIN ON CENTRAL VA. ROADS
Motorists asked to avoid travel overnight due to forecast icy conditions

Dec. 8, 2013
CENTRAL VA. BEGINS TO SEE WINTER PRECIPITATION
Motorists asked to avoid travel due to forecast icy conditions

Dec. 7, 2013
VDOT READY FOR FORECAST WINTER WEATHER
Crews will report at midnight; motorists should avoid non-essential travel during storm

Dec. 6, 2013
SNOW, FREEZING RAIN TO AFFECT CENTRAL VA. ROADS
VDOT crews making preparations; motorists asked to avoid travel

Dec. 2, 2013
CONTRACTOR BEGINS RT. 229 ROUNDABOUT CONSTRUCTION
Lane closures, other traffic impacts will start in mid-December

Dec. 2, 2013
RT. 230 BRIDGE PROJECT IS SUBJECT OF DEC. 10 HEARING
VDOT will accept public comments through Dec. 20

Nov. 25, 2013
VDOT TO MOBILIZE FOR WINTER WEATHER
Motorists should expect slick conditions, drive with caution early Tuesday

Nov. 7, 2013
FLYOVER TO OPEN AT ROUTE 15/29 AND ROUTE 17 IN OPAL
New traffic pattern to take effect on Nov. 11; motorists should be alert to message boards

Nov. 4, 2013
ROUTE 15/17/29 SOUTH OF WARRENTON HAS REOPENED
Overturned tractor-trailer has been cleared from roadway

Oct. 30, 2013
RT. 724 BRIDGE AT MARKHAM CLOSED NOV. 12 TO MARCH 19
VDOT crew will replace aged bridge that spans Goose Creek in Fauquier Co.

Oct. 24, 2013
RT. 649 IN ALBEMARLE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC OCT. 29-30
VDOT will replace drainage pipe that carries storm water under Proffit Road

Oct. 16, 2013
RT. 621 BRIDGE IN RAPPAHANNOCK CO. CLOSED TO TRAFFIC
Advanced deterioration cited, emergency repairs will take 6-8 weeks, detour route posted

Oct. 10, 2013
RT. 604 BRIDGE IN GREENE CO. NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC
Repairs to structure over Parrott Branch will remove posted weight limit

Sept. 30, 2013
RT. 604 BRIDGE IN GREENE TO CLOSE OCT. 7
Four-day closure will allow replacement of posted structure over Parrott Branch

Sept. 27, 2013
DRY BRIDGE RD. IN IVY WILL CLOSE SEPT. 30
VDOT contractor will replace bridge over Buckingham Branch Railroad

Sept. 25, 2013
RT. 649 IN ALBEMARLE OPEN TO THROUGH TRAFFIC
Debris removal completed from Rivanna River bridge pier

Sept. 18, 2013
RT. 649 IN ALBEMARLE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC SEPT. 23-25
VDOT will use heavy equipment to remove storm debris from Rivanna River bridge pier

Aug. 30, 2013
RT. 634 IN GREENE CO. REOPENS TO THROUGH TRAFFIC
Low-water bridge over Swift Run replaced with box culvert

July 26, 2013
VDOT TO BEGIN BRUSH SPRAYING IN ALBEMARLE CO.
Krenite S used to control vegetation on highway right of way; “opt-out” provision announced

July 23, 2013
RT. 665 IN ALBEMARLE REOPENS TO TRAFFIC
Millington Road bridge rehabilitation completed three days early

July 22, 2013
RT. 231 IN ORANGE CO. TO CLOSE WEDNESDAY
Norfolk Southern Railroad plans repairs to grade crossing between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

July 15, 2013
RT. 637 IN ALBEMARLE REOPENS TO TRAFFIC
Dick Woods Rd. culverts replaced, final cleanup and paving still to be completed

July 12, 2013
TRAFFIC ALERT: RT. 29 SOUTH REOPENED NEAR OPAL AS WATER RECEDES
Rt. 28 in Fauquier Co. also reopened between Rt. 29 and Rt. 661

July 12, 2013
TRAFFIC ALERT: RT. 29 SOUTH CLOSED AT OPAL IN FAUQUIER CO.
Detour in place; Rt. 28 also closed in Fauquier due to high water

June 18, 2013
EMMET STREET WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL 7 A.M.
Contractor removing crane used to set deck beams for new McCormick Road bridge

June 10, 2013
RT. 628 TO CLOSE JUNE 17 FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Weslyn Drive will be closed to traffic through June 28

June 10, 2013
McCORMICK RD. BRIDGE PROJECT TO CLOSE EMMET ST.
Two-night closure will occur June 17 and 18 for setting of bridge beams

June 8, 2013
RT. 250 REOPENED TO TRAFFIC AT AFTON MOUNTAIN
Police investigation completed, traffic detour lifted

June 8, 2013
DETOUR ESTABLISHED FOR RT. 250 AT AFTON MOUNTAIN
Road will be closed for several hours due to police investigation

June 8, 2013
RT. 250 CLOSED FROM RT. 151 TO AFTON MOUNTAIN SUMMIT
Motorists should use I-64 as alternate route; closure expected to continue for 4-5 hours

June 3, 2013
UPDATED: MUTTON HOLLOW RD. WILL CLOSE JUNE 10
Installation of box culvert at upper crossing of Swift Run to be completed Sept. 1

May 30, 2013
RT. 655 IN FAUQUIER CO. TO CLOSE COMPLETELY JUNE 10
Tinpot Run bridge replacement project to continue until Nov. 12

May 29, 2013
REPLACEMENT OF RT. 623 BRIDGE BEGINS JUNE 3
Rokeby Road will close at Gap Run for 13 weeks

May 29, 2013
RT. 665 TO CLOSE JUNE 3 FOR BRIDGE REHABILITATION
Millington Road will be closed to through traffic at Wards Creek through July 26

May 29, 2013
MUTTON HOLLOW RD. BRIDGE TO CLOSE JUNE 6
Installation of box culvert at upper crossing of Swift Run to be completed Sept. 1

May 23, 2013
RT. 29 BYPASS INTERCHANGE CONCEPTS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
Three alternatives posted on project web page; citizen information meeting this evening

May 22, 2013
I-64 CLOSURES END ON AFTON MOUNTAIN
Soil removal and slope stabilization will require single westbound lane closure Monday-Thursday

May 20, 2013
ZION CROSSROADS CONSTRUCTION BEGINS MAY 29
Motorists should expect minor delays on Route 15 due to lane closures

May 20, 2013
AFTON MOUNTAIN WORK POSTPONED FOR MONDAY
I-64 project may resume Tuesday if weather permits and will continue through Thursday

May 17, 2013
SOIL REMOVAL TO RESUME ON I-64 AT AFTON ON MONDAY
Intermittent highway closures will continue through Thursday beginning at 8:30 a.m. daily

May 17, 2013
McCORMICK ROAD BRIDGE CLOSES MAY 20
Bridge replacement project will extend to late July

May 11, 2013
WORK HOURS EXTENDED ON I-64 PROJECT AT AFTON MOUNTAIN
Traffic restrictions will resume Monday-Thursday; one early morning highway closure scheduled

May 10, 2013
McCORMICK ROAD BRIDGE WILL CLOSE MAY 20
Bridge replacement project will extend to late July

May 9, 2013
AFTON MOUNTAIN WORK POSTPONED AGAIN THURSDAY
I-64 project will resume Monday if weather permits and will continue through May 16

May 8, 2013
PUBLIC INVITED TO REVIEW RT. 29 BYPASS INTERCHANGE CONCEPTS
Citizen information meeting will be held on May 23

May 7, 2013
AFTON MOUNTAIN WORK POSTPONED FOR WEDNESDAY
I-64 project may resume Thursday if weather permits and will continue May 13-16

May 6, 2013
WEATHER AGAIN POSTPONES I-64 WORK ON AFTON MOUNTAIN
Project to resume Wednesday and Thursday and will continue May 13-16

May 2, 2013
I-64 WORK AT AFTON MOUNTAIN WILL CONTINUE MAY 6-9
Traffic restrictions will resume Monday while unstable soil is removed from Afton Mountain slope

April 29, 2013
I-64 WORK AT AFTON MOUNTAIN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Traffic restrictions will resume Tuesday while unstable soil is removed from Afton Mountain slope

April 25, 2013
I-64 EMERGENCY PROJECT WILL CONTINUE NEXT WEEK
Traffic restrictions resume April 29-May 2 while unstable soil is removed from Afton Mountain slope

April 22, 2013
CONSTRUCTION TO START AT ZION CROSSROADS IN MAY
Public invited to join VDOT at a citizen information meeting May 1

April 18, 2013
EMERGENCY WORK BEGINS TO REMOVE UNSTABLE SOIL ON I-64
Afton Mountain project will require intermittent traffic restrictions beginning Monday, April 22

April 16, 2013
RT. 614 BRIDGE TO CLOSE APRIL 23-25
Daytime closures will allow for repairs to bridge at Culpeper-Madison line

March 29, 2013
SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH CLOSES ROUTE 250 NEAR CROZET
VDOT assisting with traffic control, detour to be established

March 29, 2013
ROUTE 6 CLOSED AT ESMONT DUE TO ACCIDENT
Detour has been established for motorists

March 29, 2013
RT. 603 BRIDGE IN GREENE TO CLOSE APRIL 1
Three-week closure will allow replacement of posted structure over Roach River

March 27, 2013
RT. 20 REOPENED SOUTH OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
Crash investigation completed, no traffic delays reported

March 27, 2013
RT. 20 CLOSED SOUTH OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
Crash investigation continues, detour established for traffic

March 26, 2013
VDOT CREWS MONITOR OVERNIGHT FREEZING
All roads clear in Central Va. but motorists may encounter isolated slick spots

March 25, 2013
ROUTE 522 CLOSED AT ROUTE 20 IN ORANGE COUNTY
Overturned tractor-trailer blocking both travel lanes

March 25, 2013
ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVING ACROSS CENTRAL VA.
Interstates, primary highways clear of snow, VDOT crews plowing secondary system

March 25, 2013
MOTORISTS CAUTIONED TO DRIVE CAREFULLY THIS MORNING
Most secondary roads are snow-covered, interstates and primary highways have slick patches

March 24, 2013
VDOT MOBILIZES FOR WINTER WEATHER
Motorists advised to travel with caution tonight, early Monday

March 20, 2013
PROFFIT ROAD TO RE-OPEN AT 4 P.M.
Debris removal work complete

March 18, 2013
RT. 688 BRIDGE PROJECT IS SUBJECT OF MARCH 26 HEARING
VDOT will accept public comments through April 5

March 18, 2013
MOTORISTS CAUTIONED TO DRIVE CAREFULLY THIS MORNING
Central Va. interstates are clear, other roads reported slick from light snow overnight

March 17, 2013
VDOT MOBILIZES FOR ANOTHER WINTER STORM
Snow, sleet likely to affect drivers across Piedmont Va. overnight Sunday

March 13, 2013
RT. 649 (PROFFIT ROAD) BRIDGE TO CLOSE MARCH 19-21
Debris removal necessary following recent flooding

March 13, 2013
ROUTE 29 CLOSED AT WOODBROOK DRIVE DUE TO GAS LEAK
Motorists advised to avoid intersection, use alternate route

March 7, 2013
INTERSTATES, PRIMARY ROADS CLEAR IN CENTRAL VA.
All secondary roads in minor or clear condition, VDOT crews removing fallen trees

March 7, 2013
MOST MAJOR ROADS CLEAR OF SNOW IN CENTRAL VA.
VDOT crews working on secondary system; motorists should beware morning refreeze

March 6, 2013
ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE ACROSS CENTRAL VA.
Moisture may refreeze early Thursday after temperatures fall overnight

March 6, 2013
CONDITIONS IMPROVING ON CENTRAL VA. HIGHWAYS
Motorists warned of re-freeze, slick roads overnight and early Thursday

March 6, 2013
CENTRAL VA. ROADS SNOW-COVERED, TREACHEROUS
VDOT crews working to plow interstates, primaries; motorists urged to stay off roads

March 6, 2013
ALL CENTRAL VA. ROADS ARE SNOW-COVERED AND SLICK
Motorists urged to postpone travel, check 511 for weather, road condition updates

March 5, 2013
MOTORISTS ADVISED TO AVOID TRAVEL DURING STORM
VDOT crews ready to respond to up to 16 inches of snow in Piedmont Virginia

March 4, 2013
VDOT URGES MOTORISTS TO BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
Highway crews readying equipment, brining interstates and high-volume primaries

Feb. 26, 2013
VDOT MONITORING FORECAST WINTER WEATHER
Motorists encouraged to check road conditions, drive with caution Tuesday morning

Feb. 25, 2013
MOTORISTS WARNED OF SLICK ROADS TUESDAY MORNING
VDOT crews will respond to forecast snow, sleet

Feb. 22, 2013
DRIVERS CAUTIONED AS WINTER STORM APPROACHES
VDOT crews on duty; motorists may encounter rapidly changing conditions Friday

Feb. 21, 2013
VDOT MAKES PREPARATIONS FOR FORECAST ICE, SLEET
Motorists advised to use caution during morning commute

Feb. 21, 2013
PROFFIT ROAD BRIDGE WORK POSTPONED
New dates to be announced

Feb. 20, 2013
RT. 649 (PROFFIT ROAD) BRIDGE TO CLOSE FEB. 25-28
Debris removal necessary following recent flooding

Feb. 19, 2013
DRIVERS ENCOURAGED TO CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS
Motorists warned to monitor weather, drive with caution Tuesday morning

Feb. 8, 2013
DRIVERS CAUTIONED TO DRIVE CAREFULLY THIS MORNING
Central Va. interstates are clear, other roads reported slick from light snow overnight

Feb. 1, 2013
SOME CENTRAL VA. ROADS ARE SLICK THIS MORNING
Sub-freezing overnight temperatures leave icy conditions; motorists should drive cautiously

Jan. 30, 2013
RT. 655 IN FAUQUIER CO. TO CLOSE FEB. 4-7
Utility work to occur in advance of Tinpot Run bridge replacement this spring

Jan. 28, 2013
RT. 632 NEAR PALMYRA TO CLOSE FEB. 4
Installation of box culvert at Ballinger Creek to be completed in May

Jan. 28, 2013
FREEZING RAIN FALLING ACROSS CENTRAL VA.
Motorists warned to expect slick conditions, drive with extreme caution Monday morning

Jan. 27, 2013
VDOT MOBILIZES FOR FORECAST FREEZING RAIN
Motorists warned to expect slick conditions, drive with extreme caution Monday morning

Jan. 25, 2013
VDOT RESPONDS TO SNOW IN CENTRAL VA.
Icy patches on some secondary roads in Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa

Jan. 24, 2013
CREWS CONTINUE WORK ON CENTRAL VA. ROADS
Some primary roads, most secondaries remain slick

Jan. 24, 2013
VDOT CREWS CLEARING OVERNIGHT SNOW
Sub-freezing overnight temperatures leave some roads slick; motorists should drive cautiously

Jan. 23, 2013
VDOT CREWS ON DUTY FOR OVERNIGHT SNOWFALL
Motorists should use caution on roads tonight, early Thursday

Jan. 18, 2013
ROAD CONDITIONS CLEARING IN CENTRAL VA.
Slick conditions still reported in Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa

Jan. 18, 2013
MOST CENTRAL VA. ROADS CLEAR OF SNOW
Icy conditions reported in Fluvanna, Louisa; motorists should drive cautiously

Jan. 17, 2013
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE SNOW OPERATIONS
Winter storm conditions limited in Central Va.; motorists advised to drive with caution

Jan. 17, 2013
VDOT CREWS BEGIN SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS
Slick conditions reported in Fluvanna County; motorists advised to drive with caution

Jan. 16, 2013
VDOT PREPARING FOR FORECAST WINTER STORM
Motorists advised to check 511 before traveling, drive with caution

Jan. 15, 2013
VDOT MOBILIZES FOR FORECAST FREEZING RAIN
Conditions may change rapidly as temperatures fall overnight Tuesday

Jan. 8, 2013
VDOT TO HOLD HEARING ON RT. 637 BRIDGE PROJECT IN RAPPAHANNOCK CO.
Public invited to Jan. 16 meeting; comments accepted through Jan. 28

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