News Releases - Culpeper

Sept. 29, 2014
UTILITY WORK BEGINS NEXT WEEK ON RT. 29 IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
Excavation will require closure of Emmet St. crossovers between Hydraulic Rd. and Rt. 29/250 Bypass

Sept. 29, 2014
SHARE YOUR IDEAS AND COMMENTS ON ROAD, RAIL, TRANSIT PROJECTS AND IMPROVEMENTS
Public meeting in Culpeper to be held Oct. 9

Sept. 22, 2014
RT. 659 IN RAPPAHANNOCK CLOSES OCT. 6 FOR BRIDGE WORK
Closure will extend up to 16 days; motorists will be detoured

Sept. 22, 2014
NIGHT WORK TO OCCUR ON RT. 522 IN RAPPAHANNOCK
VDOT crew will replace failed pipe; one lane closed overnight Sept. 30, Oct. 1

Sept. 19, 2014
THREE TEAMS SELECTED FOR ROUTE 29 SOLUTIONS PROPOSAL

Sept. 18, 2014
REMINDER: VDOT SMALL BUSINESS FAIR IS SEPT. 25
Event will also feature a session on VDOT careers, hiring process

Sept. 17, 2014
BALLARDS MILL RD. CLOSES SEPT. 22 FOR BRIDGE WORK
During two-week closure, motorists will use detour route

Sept. 12, 2014
DRY BRIDGE RD. IN IVY REOPENED TODAY
Replacement of bridge over Buckingham Branch Railroad completed on time, under budget

Sept. 3, 2014
TRAFFIC SWITCH TO OCCUR AT RT. 229 ROUNDABOUT ON FRIDAY
Motorists should use caution, be alert for changes to traffic pattern

Sept. 2, 2014
CENTRAL VA. SMALL BUSINESSES: VDOT WANTS YOU
Learn how to do business with VDOT at Sept. 25 Small Business Fair in Culpeper

Aug. 28, 2014
FIVE TEAMS RESPOND TO ROUTE 29 SOLUTIONS PROPOSAL
VDOT will review submissions to identify most qualified firms to advance in selection process

Aug. 22, 2014
SOUTHBOUND RT. 29 IN MADISON TO CLOSE OVERNIGHT AUG. 28
VDOT crew will replace pipe under roadway near Leon; motorists will be detoured

Aug. 22, 2014
PORTION OF CLARK RD. IN ALBEMARLE TO CLOSE AUG. 25-28
VDOT crew will perform slope repairs during closure; motorists will be detoured

Aug. 19, 2014
PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR BERKMAR DR. EXTENSION ROUTE
Sept. 18 location hearing will gather public comment on three proposed alignment alternatives

Aug. 15, 2014
REMINDER: RT. 647 BRIDGE IN STANARDSVILLE TO CLOSE AUG. 18
Fourth and final closure will occur for removal of temporary footbridge

Aug. 15, 2014
SUMERDUCK BRIDGE CLOSURE BEGINS AUG. 21
VDOT contractor continues mobilization to replace structure over Sumerduck Run

Aug. 11, 2014
VDOT OPENING PERMITS OFFICES IN ALBEMARLE, LOUISA
Relocation of staff closer to areas served will improve customer service

Aug. 9, 2014
RT. 647 BRIDGE IN STANARDSVILLE TO CLOSE AUG. 11, AUG. 18
During closures, shuttle service will be provided to residents of this dead-end road

Aug. 9, 2014
SUMERDUCK RD. BRIDGE CLOSURE DELAYED UNTIL AUG. 18
VDOT contractor continues mobilization to replace structure over Sumerduck Run

Aug. 6, 2014
WESTBOUND I-64 REOPENS IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY

Aug. 6, 2014
ACCIDENT CLOSES WESTBOUND I-64 IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY

Aug. 5, 2014
RT. 747 IN GREENE CO. CLOSED AUG. 11-15 FOR PIPE REPAIRS
Preddy Creek Road will remain open for local traffic, detour posted for through traffic

Aug. 2, 2014
RT. 626 IN RAPPAHANNOCK WILL CLOSE FOR BRIDGE WORK
Motorists should use posted detour route from Aug. 7 to Sept. 18

Aug. 2, 2014
SUMERDUCK RD. BRIDGE WILL CLOSE AUG. 11
VDOT contractor will begin eight-month project to replace structure over Sumerduck Run

July 31, 2014
RT. 670 IN MADISON REOPENS AFTER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Work completed eight days earlier than advertised

July 25, 2014
I-64 BRIDGE REPAIRS TO CLOSE EASTBOUND EXIT 118B IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
Overnight closures of I-64 eastbound, Rt. 29 southbound will occur July 28-Aug. 1

July 24, 2014
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS ISSUED FOR RT. 29 PROJECTS
Berkmar Drive extension, Rt. 29 widening, Rio Rd. intersection included in advertisement

July 24, 2014
RT. 647 BRIDGE IN STANARDSVILLE TO CLOSE JULY 28, AUG. 4
During closures, shuttle service will be provided to residents of this dead-end road

July 18, 2014
BRIDGE WORK, CLOSURES UPCOMING ON RT. 647 IN GREENE
Residents, motorists should plan for three-hour period with no vehicular access

July 18, 2014
RT. 670 IN MADISON TO CLOSE JULY 28 FOR BRIDGE WORK
During two-week closure, motorists will use posted detour route

July 8, 2014
RT. 29 ADVISORY PANEL HOLDS FIRST MEETING THURSDAY
Local representatives will work with VDOT during design, construction of improvements

July 3, 2014
SURVEY, GEOTECH CREWS TO BEGIN WORK ALONG RT. 29
Subsurface borings, environmental investigations planned in multiple locations

June 18, 2014
GOVERNOR MCAULIFFE ANNOUNCES RT. 29 IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDED IN SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM UPDATE
Transportation Board’s action advances critical Culpeper District projects

May 28, 2014
ROUTE 29 CLOSED IN MADISON COUNTY
Police activity blocking traffic in both directions, detour in place

May 25, 2014
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN WEDNESDAY AT RT. 229 PROJECT
Traffic shift needed for roundabout construction in Town of Culpeper

May 20, 2014
I-64 RAMP PAVING RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Work will repair pothole damage on portion of Rt. 29 north ramp onto I-64 east

May 17, 2014
RT. 20 REOPENS SOUTH OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
26 secondary roads still closed, VDOT crews repairing storm damage

May 16, 2014
UPDATED: RT. 20 CLOSED SOUTH OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
Detour route posted; road may remain closed through the weekend

May 16, 2014
RT. 20 CLOSED SOUTH OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
Pipe failure near intersection of Avon St. Ext.; motorists should avoid area if possible

May 16, 2014
I-64 RAMP PAVING MOVED TO SUNDAY NIGHT
Work will repair pothole damage on portion of Rt. 29 north ramp onto I-64 east

May 14, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: RT. 610 IN FAUQUIER CLOSED THURSDAY, 8 A.M. TO 3 P.M.
Road closure necessary for emergency repairs to railroad crossing

May 14, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: PAVING ON I-64 RAMP TO CAUSE DELAYS THURSDAY NIGHT
Work will repair pothole damage on portion of Rt. 29 north ramp onto I-64 east

May 5, 2014
CULPEPER DISTRICT WILL HOST HEARING ON TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
Public comment invited at meeting or in writing by June 2 deadline

April 30, 2014
RT. 29 SOUTH CLOSED AT I-64 INTERCHANGE
Overturned tractor-trailer blocking southbound lanes, I-64 west exit ramp

April 8, 2014
OVERNIGHT CLOSURES THURSDAY AT ZION CROSSROADS
Delays up to 15 minutes during installation of overhead signs on Rt. 15, I-64 exit ramps

April 4, 2014
UTILITY WORK ON RT. 29 IN GREENE WILL TAKE PLACE SUNDAY
Motorists should use an alternate route between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

March 25, 2014
MOST HIGHWAYS IN CENTRAL VA. CLEAR OF SNOW
Some secondary roads have icy patches; potential for refreeze as temperatures fall tonight

March 25, 2014
EXPECT DELAYS SUNDAY FOR UTILITY WORK ON RT. 29 IN RUCKERSVILLE
Motorists advised to use alternate route on Sunday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

March 18, 2014
FREEZING RAIN MAY CREATE DRIVING HAZARD OVERNIGHT
Central Va. motorists should monitor road conditions, weather before traveling

March 17, 2014
MOST ROADS IN CENTRAL VA. CLEAR OF SNOW
Some secondary roads have icy patches; potential for light freezing rain after midnight

March 17, 2014
ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVING IN CENTRAL VA.
Most primary roads have snowy patches; Interstate 64, I-66 are clear

March 17, 2014
ROADS ARE SNOW-COVERED ACROSS CENTRAL VA.
VDOT advises delaying travel, using 511 to know conditions

March 16, 2014
CENTRAL VA. ROADS CLEAR AS SNOW CONTINUES
Driving will likely become hazardous overnight as temperatures fall below freezing

March 16, 2014
HAZARDOUS DRIVING EXPECTED ONCE SNOW BEGINS TODAY
VDOT prepares for another winter storm, Central Va. residents should do the same

March 5, 2014
WATCH FOR SLICK SPOTS ON SECONDARY ROADS
Primary highways are clear; motorists should reduce speed, drive with caution

March 4, 2014
CREWS MAKE PROGRESS ON SECONDARY ROADS
Primary highways clear in Central Va., VDOT reminds drivers of overnight refreeze

March 4, 2014
VDOT CREWS WORKING TO CLEAR PACKED SNOW, ICE
Secondary roads are today’s focus; motorists should continue to drive with caution

March 4, 2014
CONDITIONS SLICK IN CENTRAL VA. THIS MORNING
Plow crews working on secondary roads, VDOT warns of refreeze, black ice

March 3, 2014
CENTRAL VA. ROADS WILL BE SLICK OVERNIGHT
Plow crews working on secondary roads, VDOT warns of refreeze, black ice

March 3, 2014
CONDITIONS IMPROVING ON CENTRAL VA. INTERSTATES
VDOT cautions motorists that primary, secondary roads are snow-covered, travel is hazardous

March 3, 2014
ROADS IN CENTRAL VA. ARE SNOW-COVERED, SLICK
VDOT crews plowing, treating interstates and primary highways

March 3, 2014
MOTORISTS ADVISED TO AVOID TRAVEL IN CENTRAL VA.
VDOT crews on duty to treat roads during today’s ice, snow

March 2, 2014
VDOT PREPARES FOR ANOTHER MAJOR WINTER STORM
Drivers encouraged to postpone travel, monitor weather and road conditions

Feb. 26, 2014
EXPECT DELAYS ON RT. 29 NEAR COVESVILLE
Tractor-trailer has overturned, brought down power lines in southbound lanes

Feb. 25, 2014
LIGHT SNOW MAY AFFECT ROADS AGAIN EARLY WEDNESDAY
Motorists should expect some slippery spots on Central Virginia highways

Feb. 25, 2014
UTILITY WORK TO CAUSE DELAYS ON RT. 29 IN RUCKERSVILLE
Motorists advised to use alternate route on Sunday between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Feb. 21, 2014
DIVERGING DIAMOND NOW OPEN AT ZION CROSSROADS

Feb. 18, 2014
REMINDER: TRAFFIC SWITCH AT ZION CROSSROADS FEB. 21
New traffic pattern will go into effect overnight; motorists advised of stops, delays

Feb. 17, 2014
VDOT READY FOR YET ANOTHER WINTER STORM
Snow, freezing rain forecast for Central Va. overnight; motorists should monitor weather

Feb. 15, 2014
VDOT CREWS REMAIN ON DUTY FOR SNOW CLEAN-UP
Mountainous parts of Central Va. received minor additional snow this morning

Feb. 14, 2014
CREWS CONTINUE WORK TO PLOW SECONDARY SYSTEM
More snow in the forecast overnight, motorists should monitor weather, road conditions

Feb. 14, 2014
TRAVEL CONDITIONS IMPROVED BUT STILL SLICK THIS A.M.
Crews continue to clear, treat secondary roads throughout the Culpeper District

Feb. 13, 2014
TRAVEL REMAINS HAZARDOUS OVERNIGHT
Motorists will face freezing conditions, snow-covered secondary roads in Central Va.

Feb. 13, 2014
SECOND ROUND OF SNOW BLANKETS CENTRAL VA.
Interstates, primary highways in west and most secondary roads are snow-covered

Feb. 13, 2014
ROADS STILL SNOW-COVERED IN CENTRAL VA.
Crews continue snow removal efforts on interstates, primary highways

Feb. 13, 2014
INTERSTATES, PRIMARY HIGHWAYS OPEN BUT SNOW-COVERED
Travel is not advised at this time due to low visibility, snow pack, drifting

Feb. 12, 2014
CENTRAL VA. ROADS ARE SNOW-COVERED AS STORM CONTINUES
Residents Should Avoid Travel During Storm; VDOT Crews Clearing Highways

Feb. 12, 2014
VDOT IS READY FOR SNOW IN CENTRAL VA.
Motorists should avoid travel during the storm

Feb. 10, 2014
DIVERGING DIAMOND AT ZION CROSSROADS OPENING FEB. 21
New traffic pattern will go into effect overnight; motorists advised of stops, delays

Feb. 7, 2014
MOTORISTS SHOULD MONITOR WEATHER ON SATURDAY
Snow forecast to begin in early morning in Central Va.; VDOT crews report for storm duty

Feb. 5, 2014
MOTORISTS MAY ENCOUNTER SLICK ROADS THIS MORNING
VDOT advises taking extra caution, reducing speed when driving on ice

Feb. 4, 2014
VDOT PREPARES FOR POTENTIAL FREEZING RAIN
Central Va. residents should watch weather, road conditions overnight

Feb. 3, 2014
VDOT TO TAKE INPUT ON RT. 522 BRIDGE PROJECT
Public invited to Feb. 11 hearing on proposed rehabilitation of bridge over Wilson Branch

Feb. 2, 2014
WINTER WEATHER LIKELY MONDAY IN NORTHERN COUNTIES
Central Va. residents should monitor road conditions as another storm approaches

Jan. 29, 2014
HIGHWAYS IN CENTRAL VA. REPORTED CLEAR OF SNOW
Icy patches remain on many secondary roads; motorists should drive cautiously overnight

Jan. 29, 2014
VDOT PLANS FOR NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN AT ZION CROSSROADS
Public invited to attend a Feb. 5 open house on construction progress

Jan. 29, 2014
ROAD CONDITIONS VARY GREATLY ACROSS CENTRAL VA.
Motorists advised to know road conditions before travel by checking 511

Jan. 28, 2014
MOTORISTS LIKELY TO ENCOUNTER SLICK DRIVING CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT
Snow is accumulating on primary, secondary roads in Central Va.

Jan. 23, 2014
VDOT WARNS OF SLICK CONDITIONS AGAIN OVERNIGHT
Most highways are clear but icy patches remain on many secondary roads

Jan. 23, 2014
MOTORISTS URGED TO USE CAUTION ON A.M. ICE
Black ice conditions present on roads in Central Va.; VDOT crews continue work

Jan. 22, 2014
TONIGHT’S DEEP FREEZE CALLS FOR EXTRA CAUTION
Central Va. road conditions improve; motorists should anticipate black ice Thursday morning

Jan. 22, 2014
DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT REFREEZING OVERNIGHT
I-64, I-66, major highways clear in Central Va., many secondary roads are still icy

Jan. 22, 2014
CONDITION IMPROVING ON CENTRAL VA. HIGHWAYS
VDOT crews will continue treating roads today, overnight

Jan. 22, 2014
BLACK ICE, SNOW MAKE FOR SLICK TRAVEL IN CENTRAL VA.
Motorists urged to avoid travel if possible, use 511 to check road conditions

Jan. 21, 2014
SLICK CONDITIONS EXPECTED TONIGHT ON CENTRAL VA. ROADS
Frigid temperatures will favor black ice; motorists should consider delaying travel

Jan. 21, 2014
TRAVEL IN CENTRAL VA. WILL BE HAZARDOUS OVERNIGHT
VDOT crews continue storm response; drifting snow, icing is likely in wake of snow

Jan. 21, 2014
VDOT CREWS OUT IN FORCE ACROSS CULPEPER DISTRICT
Motorists urged to use 511 to check road, weather conditions before travel

Jan. 20, 2014
VDOT READY FOR WINTER WEATHER ON TUESDAY
Motorists urged to postpone unnecessary travel, monitor road conditions

Jan. 20, 2014
VDOT PREPARES FOR SNOW IN CENTRAL VA.
Crews apply brine on interstates, high-volume highways in Culpeper District

Jan. 18, 2014
LIGHT SNOW MAY AFFECT ROADS AGAIN EARLY SUNDAY
Motorists should expect some slippery spots on Central Virginia highways

Jan. 17, 2014
ANOTHER LIGHT SNOW MAY MAKE ROADS SLICK
Motorists should check highway conditions before traveling Saturday morning

Jan. 16, 2014
LIGHT SNOW MAY LEAVE SOME ROADS SLIPPERY
Motorists should check conditions, allow extra time for travel on Thursday morning

Jan. 14, 2014
RT. 613 BRIDGE OVER RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER CLOSED
Waterloo Road structure deemed unsafe due to significant deterioration

Jan. 10, 2014
SLICK ROADS IN CENTRAL VA. THIS MORNING
VDOT advises taking extra caution, reducing speed

Jan. 9, 2014
CENTRAL VA. ROADS MAY BE ICY OVERNIGHT
VDOT crews will monitor near-freezing temperatures, forecast early morning precipitation

Jan. 5, 2014
CENTRAL VA. ROADS MAY BE ICY OVERNIGHT
Near-freezing temperatures, wet roads are a concern Sunday night, Monday morning

Jan. 4, 2014
FREEZING RAIN MAY MAKE DRIVING HAZARDOUS OVERNIGHT
Motorists should monitor weather, road conditions before traveling during storm

Jan. 3, 2014
MOTORISTS WILL ENCOUNTER SLICK ROADS THIS MORNING
VDOT advises taking extra caution, reducing speed when driving on ice

Jan. 2, 2014
MOTORISTS WARNED OF ICY CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT
Deep freeze, high winds in winter storm’s wake could make for hazardous driving

Jan. 2, 2014
ICY ROAD CONDITIONS TONIGHT, EARLY FRIDAY
VDOT crews will respond to snow, wind, low temperatures in Central Va.

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