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HeadlinesNov. 25, 2015
E-ZPASS CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPANSION: TWO LOCAL DMV OFFICES TO BECOME FULL-SERVICE E-ZPASS PROVIDERS
Expanded service to begin at the Gloucester and Newport News DMV offices
GLOUCESTER, Va. – In partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will offer full E-ZPass customer service at its Gloucester and Newport News offices beginning Dec. 1.
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Nov. 24, 2015
Gov. McAuliffe Announces Major Transportation Improvements to the I-95 Corridor in the Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia Regions
Commonwealth to fix the bottleneck at the southern end of I-95 Express Lanes in Stafford County; 395 Express Lanes to be extended to the D. C. line
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gov.Terry McAuliffe today announced major projects to improve transportation on one of the most heavily traveled corridors in the country – I-95 and I-395 in Northern Virginia. Improvements are planned for both ends of the 95 Express Lanes to ease the traffic bottleneck in Stafford County in the southern end and to extend the express lanes to the D.C. line in the northern end.
Nov. 19, 2015
VDOT TO LIFT LANE CLOSURES FOR THANKSGIVING TRAVEL
Travel-trend map will help motorists plan ahead; go to 511virginia.org for the latest traffic and road conditions
RICHMOND, Va. – With a record number of travelers expected on the state’s roads during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Virginia Department of Transportation has several tools to help motorists plan their trips.
Nov. 19, 2015
TWO VDOT PROGRAMS RECEIVE NATIONAL SAFETY AWARDS
Programs on Virginia-Specific Safety Performance Functions and Road Diets recognized
RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation received two 2015 National Roadway Safety Awards recognizing highway safety improvement projects from the Roadway Safety Foundation and the Federal Highway Administration during a ceremony held this week on Capitol Hill.
Nov. 12, 2015
NEW VDOT PROGRAM AT VIRGINIA TECH WILL ACCELERATE PAVEMENT TESTING
‘Heavy vehicle simulator’ will help save time, money for road maintenance, rehabilitation
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) today flipped the switch to start a new program that will cut years off the time needed to test the response of innovative pavements to the daily impacts of heavy traffic.
Nov. 12, 2015
VDOT’S BUDGET, EQUIPMENT IN PLACE FOR WINTER
An estimated $202.4 million budgeted for snow removal in Virginia
RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is geared up for snowy weather with staffing, equipment and materials ready to go for the 2015-2016 winter season.
“VDOT prepares year-round for snow so that we can keep Virginia’s complex network for roads and bridges clear for travel when bad weather strikes,” said VDOT Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick. “Our crews are trained and experienced to handle the worst of storms and we have the resources and technology to get the job done safely.”
Nov. 6, 2015
DEER ALERT! IT’S DEER-MATING SEASON, SO VDOT URGES DRIVERS TO WATCH FOR WILDLIFE IN THE ROAD
Digital messages to be posted on Afton Mountain to help reduce deer-vehicle collisions
RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia drivers have a 1-in-97 chance of hitting a deer, according to recent insurance industry claims data for July 2014 through June 2015, ranking the state 10th in the nation for deer-vehicle collisions.
Motorists could see those odds increase as deer-mating season gears up now through December. The three-month mating season can lure many unsuspecting deer onto state roadways, mostly between dusk and dawn, and they are oblivious to the danger of high-speed vehicles.