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Dec. 14, 2018

VDOT Will Lift Lane Closures To Ease Holiday Travel
511 app and travel-trends map team up to make holiday travel more efficient

RICHMOND, Va. – To ease traffic associated with Christmas and New Year's holiday travel, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is suspending most road closures during this heavy travel period. 

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Dec. 10, 2018

VDOT Cleanup Continues As Winter Storm Exits Region
Travelers urged to limit travel if possible, use caution as crews focus on restoring roadways for motorists

RICHMOND, Va. – As the major winter storm exits the Commonwealth, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews remain focused on plowing and treating roads around the clock. With most interstates and primary routes in clear condition, VDOT crews may be able to shift focus to secondary routes and neighborhood streets. This slow-moving winter storm dropped record amounts of heavy snow across the southern and southwest parts of the state.

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Dec. 9, 2018

VDOT: Continue To Avoid Travel While Crews Clean Up From Major Winter Storm
Travelers urged to avoid overnight travel due to heavy snow accumulations and potential for refreeze

RICHMOND, Va. – As the major weekend winter storm begins to wind down, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews remain focused on snow removal around the Commonwealth. This slow-moving winter storm dropped heavy snow at a rate of nearly two inches an hour in some areas across the southern and southwest parts of the state and frozen precipitation in areas east of Interstate 95.

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Dec. 9, 2018

VDOT: Avoid Unnecessary Travel During Winter Storm
Watch for slippery conditions, heavy accumulating snow in parts of Commonwealth

RICHMOND, Va. – Snow has arrived in the Commonwealth, and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is warning motorists to prepare for heavy snow accumulations and treacherous travel as a winter storm continues across parts of southern, central and western Virginia Sunday. While forecasted accumulation totals vary, some portions of the Commonwealth could see over a foot of snow.

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Dec. 8, 2018

VDOT Ready For Old Man Winter’s Early Arrival This Weekend
Motorists urged to stay off affected roads once storm begins

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have pretreated roadways ahead of a winter storm expected to bring significant amounts of snow and freezing rain to parts of the Commonwealth beginning Sunday, Dec. 9. Southside Virginia and the southwest region are expected to be hardest hit, with precipitation starting early Sunday and lasting overnight into Monday morning.

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Dec. 6, 2018

VDOT Partners with Environmental Council to Develop Resilient Stream Crossings
Innovative techniques nurture resiliency for both wildlife and Commonwealth infrastructure

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) today announced its partnership with the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) to replace aging stream crossing infrastructure in Rappahannock County with updated designs to help the waterways and wildlife.

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Dec. 5, 2018

The Commonwealth Transportation Board Announces Governor Northam's Executive Leadership Team on Highway Safety
Also approves draft I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan and names new Director of Research and Innovation

RICHMOND, VA – Today, at the monthly meeting of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB), Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine presented Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Leadership Team on Highway Safety, announced the conclusion of the yearlong Interstate 81 (I-81) Corridor Improvement Plan study, and formally introduced the secretariat’s new Director of Research and Innovation for the Commonwealth.

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Dec. 4, 2018

VDOT announces 2019 Toll Relief program enrollment period

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation today announced the start of the 2019 Toll Relief Program enrollment period. Toll Relief provides meaningful financial support to qualified Norfolk and Portsmouth residents who travel through the Downtown and Midtown tunnels.

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Nov. 28, 2018

Governor Northam Urges Virginians to Take Action to Eliminate Roadway Injuries and Fatalities with ‘Towards Zero Deaths’ Campaign

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today urged Virginians to help drive change in the Commonwealth’s traffic safety culture by joining the Toward Zero Deaths Virginia movement. Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) is a national strategy on highway safety that uses a unified approach to change driver behavior and improve highway safety with a goal of ultimately reducing the number of traffic-related serious injuries or deaths to zero.

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Nov. 9, 2018

VDOT IS READY FOR SNOW
More than $205 million set aside for winter weather in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. –The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is ready for winter weather, with staffing, equipment and snow removal materials in place and ready to go once it arrives.

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