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HeadlinesAugust 26, 2014
VDOT TO LIFT LANE CLOSURES FOR LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
Check Virginia’s 511 tools and travel-trend map to plan your route and avoid congestion
RICHMOND – The summer travel season may be drawing to a close, but the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is prepared for the surge of travelers expected to use the commonwealth’s interstates and highways over the extended Labor Day holiday travel period. To keep traffic moving and reduce congestion, VDOT will lift lane closures on most interstates and highways from noon Friday, Aug. 29, until noon Tuesday, Sept. 2.
August 12, 2014
VDOT RESEARCHES WILDLIFE PATTERNS TO REDUCE COLLISIONS, INCREASE ROADWAY SAFETY
Study focuses on Afton Mountain area of Interstate 64
RICHMOND, Va. – They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but while this bear and her cubs watching traffic on the interstate may get a lot of attention, it’s the story behind the photo that should grab headlines. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is working to make roads safer – for wildlife and motorists alike – by researching animal travel patterns.
July 28, 2014
Secretary Haymore Unveils Southern Virginia Wine Region Road Signs
Sign Program Promotes Virginia’s Burgeoning Wine Industry, Diverse Wine Regions and American Viticultural Areas
CHATHAM – Today, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore unveiled the Southern Virginia Wine Region road signs, part of a continuing Virginia wine region sign program aimed at attracting more visitors to Virginia wineries. The unveiling was the first event of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s two-day cabinet visit to Southern Virginia. The signs announce to travelers on selected primary and secondary roads that they have entered a particular Virginia American Viticultural Area or wine region. Now in its second phase, the program has located almost 40 signs in thirteen Virginia AVAs and wine regions.
July 17, 2014
Gov. McAuliffe Launches Plan to Help Fix I-66
25-mile project would include new express lanes, rapid bus service, park and-ride network
RICHMOND - Gov.Terry McAuliffe today announced a plan to transform traffic-choked Interstate 66 into a multi-modal facility with express lanes, rapid bus service and a park-and-ride network from the Capital Beltway to Haymarket.