2010 News Releases - Northern Virginia

Dec. 30, 2010
EXPECT DELAYS AT ROUTE 28 AND WELLINGTON ROAD
One lane will be closed up to three weeks

Dec. 28, 2010
AVOID ROUTE 50/FAIRFAX PARKWAY INTERCHANGE WEEKEND OF JAN. 8-9
Plan now to use alternate routes to avoid delays

Dec. 26, 2010
VDOT ROAD CREWS READY
Motorists should check road conditions before traveling

Dec. 16, 2010
VDOT CREWS BATTLING REFREEZE
7 p.m.: 700 trucks working throughout the night

Dec. 16, 2010
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROAD CREWS READY
9 a.m.: Motorists urged to slow down, use caution

Dec. 12, 2010
VDOT ADVISES CAUTION FOR A.M. COMMUTE
Be aware of potential icy spots, use caution on bridges and overpasses

Dec. 10, 2010
LANES CLOSED ON EASTBOUND I-66 OVER ROUTE 29
Expect delays Saturday as crews perform emergency pavement marking

Dec. 8, 2010
UPGRADED FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM IN THE WORKS FOR WILSON BRIDGE

Nov. 24, 2010
TRAFFIC SIGNALS READY FOR NORTHERN VIRGINIA SHOPPERS
VDOT’s annual holiday timing plan set for sixteen popular shopping centers

Nov. 19, 2010
BEULAH ROAD BRIDGE WILL RE-OPEN BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

Nov. 17, 2010
BEULAH ROAD BRIDGE OVER DULLES TOLL ROAD REMAINS CLOSED

Nov. 4, 2010
LEIGH MILL BRIDGE WORK RESUMES
Bridge will re-open no later than Jan. 31

Nov. 4, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY AT SUNRISE VALLEY DRIVE CLOSURE SCHEDULED
Fairfax County installing signal structure overnight Nov. 6

Oct. 29, 2010
VDOT RE-OPTIMIZES SIGNALS IN PRINCE WILLIAM
Smoother traffic flow for heavily congested corridors

Oct. 28, 2010
I-95/395 REVERSIBLE LANE SCHEDULE CHANGES

Oct. 27, 2010
ATLANTIC BOULEVARD EXTENSION UNDER WAY
VDOT project aims to relieve Route 28 traffic in Loudoun County

Oct. 22, 2010
VDOT BREAKS GROUND ON INTERCHANGE AT FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY AND FAIR LAKES
Three-year project will smooth traffic flow

Oct. 14, 2010
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON ROUTE 28 AT WELLINGTON ROAD
Stimulus monies advance project to eliminate at-grade railroad crossing

Sept. 23, 2010
I-95/395 REVERSIBLE LANE SCHEDULE EXTENDED TO NOV. 1

Sept. 23, 2010
EXPECT DELAYS ON MARKET STREET SEPT. 26-27
Traffic stops of up to 20 minutes for wire pulls near Battlefield Parkway

Sept. 21, 2010
EXPECT DELAYS ON MAIN STREET IN PURCELLVILLE SUNDAY EVENING, SEPT. 26
Large utility equipment to be transported through town

Sept. 17, 2010
EXPECT MAJOR DELAYS ON MARKET STREET SEPT. 19-20
Traffic will be stopped for 20 minutes at a time for wire pulls

Sept. 16, 2010
CREWS PAVING ROUTE 29 THROUGH MID-OCTOBER
Drivers should reduce speeds, be alert to milled pavement

Sept. 15, 2010
ACCESS BETWEEN ROUTE 29 SOUTH AND ROUTE 55 TO CLOSE
Permanent closure is part of Gainesville Improvement project

Sept. 9, 2010
LAST SECTION OF CENTREVILLE ROAD WIDENED
Roadway designed to move traffic away from historic meetinghouse

Sept. 9, 2010
ROUTE 50 PAVING IN CHANTILLY BEGINS SUNDAY NIGHT
Drivers should reduce speeds, be alert to milled pavement over the next month

Sept. 3, 2010
EXPECT MAJOR DELAYS ON THE ROUTE 7/15 BYPASS SUNDAY, SEPT. 12
20-minute traffic stops continue for power line work in Leesburg

Aug. 26, 2010
LEIGH MILL BRIDGE WILL RE-OPEN BY DECEMBER
Detour remains in effect during bridge replacement

Aug. 25, 2010
TWO PROJECTS BENEFIT LOUDOUN COUNTY DRIVERS AND TRAIL USERS
VDOT to open Pacific Blvd. extension, new W&OD Trail parking in early September

Aug. 20, 2010
EXPECT DELAYS IN LEESBURG AUG. 23-24
15 minute traffic stops continue for power line work

Aug. 4, 2010
VDOT INVITES FEEDBACK ON “ROAD DIET” IN RESTON
Lawyers Road cyclists, drivers asked to take online survey through Sept. 19

Aug. 2, 2010
SIGNS CELEBRATE HISTORY, BEAUTY OF GEORGETOWN PIKE

July 27, 2010
ROUND TWO OF ROADSIDE MOWING AND PAVING BEGINS
Crews to pave 373 lane miles in northern Virginia by Dec. 1

July 26, 2010
ROUTE 7 TRAFFIC STOPS RESUME
Expect 15-minute stops Aug. 3-6

July 22, 2010
HIGH TEMPS PUT VDOT CREWS ON ALERT FOR BUCKLING PAVEMENT
Motorcyclists asked to use extra caution

July 9, 2010
EXPECT TRAFFIC STOPS ON ROUTE 7 NEAR ROUTE 9 INTERCHANGE JULY 12-16
Dominion Virginia Power stringing wires across roadway

July 6, 2010
VDOT EXTENDS I-95/395 NON-HOV HOURS FOR SUMMER
Southbound motorists can use reversible lanes until midnight Mondays through Thursdays

June 24, 2010
I-66 WIDENING NEARS COMPLETION, ROUTE 29 GAINESVILLE MAKEOVER BEGINS
Gainesville improvements total $435 million

June 8, 2010
WESTBOUND I-66 SPOT IMPROVEMENT BEGINS NEXT WEEK
Motorists can expect lane closures at night during June and July

April 30, 2010
DOMINION VIRGINIA POWER PROJECT WILL IMPACT ROUTE 7 IN LOUDOUN COUNTY THIS SUMMER
Motorists: Prepare for 15-minute stops 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

April 27, 2010
WEEKDAY SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR I-95/395 REVERSIBLE LANES
Affects non-HOV times only for six months

March 18, 2010
RELIEF FROM FLOODING AT ROUTE 1 AND NEABSCO CREEK
VDOT, state and local officials cut ribbon on higher, wider bridge in Prince William County

March 17, 2010
HOV EXEMPTION FOR HYBRID VEHICLES EXTENDED TO JUNE 30, 2011

Feb. 10, 2010
VDOT CREWS FIGHTING BLIZZARD
Additional trucks and crews arrive in northern Virginia; drivers face white-out conditions

Feb. 8, 2010
CREWS DIGGING OUT SUBDIVISIONS, BRACING FOR NEXT STORM
Northern Virginia residents encouraged to e-mail as VDOT call volumes are high

Feb. 7, 2010
CREWS MOVING 500,000 TONS OF SNOW IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
More equipment on the way from Hampton Roads and Richmond

Feb. 6, 2010
WHAT ABOUT MY SUBDIVISION?
VDOT explains snow removal plan, urges patience as crews work neighborhoods

Feb. 6, 2010
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROADS REMAIN TREACHEROUS
12:30 p.m. update: VDOT crews work to keep up with snowfall on interstates, primaries

Feb. 6, 2010
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROADS TREACHEROUS
7 a.m. update: Crews continue to plow interstates

Feb. 5, 2010
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROAD CONDITIONS DETERIORATE
8 p.m. update: Visibility poor; crews plowing interstates

Feb. 5, 2010
VDOT ASKS DRIVERS TO MAKE WAY FOR SNOWPLOWS
3:15 p.m. update: Visibility deteriorating; 1,700 trucks rolling in northern Virginia

Feb. 4, 2010
VDOT AT HIGHEST RESPONSE LEVEL FOR WEEKEND STORM
1,800 trucks staged in northern Virginia by noon Friday; drivers asked to avoid travel and make way for plows

Feb. 3, 2010
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROAD CONDITIONS, 5 a.m.
Commuters asked to be cautious, alert and allow extra travel time

Feb. 2, 2010
EXTREME CAUTION ADVISED FOR OVERNIGHT TRAVEL
9:45 p.m. update: 1,400 VDOT trucks treating slick and snow-covered roads in northern Virginia

Feb. 2, 2010
VDOT CREWS READY FOR TONIGHT’S SNOW
Problem spots on northern Virginia interstates, primaries have been pre-treated

Feb. 1, 2010
VDOT URGES DRIVERS TO USE CAUTION THIS MORNING
5:30 a.m. update: Northern Virginia commuter lots, HOV lanes ready for a.m. rush

Jan. 30, 2010
VDOT URGES DRIVERS TO AVOID TRAVEL TONIGHT
6:15 p.m. update: Many roads are snow-covered; 1,800 trucks treating and plowing overnight

Jan. 29, 2010
VDOT PREPARES FOR SNOW IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Problem spots on interstates and major routes have been pre-treated

Jan. 20, 2010
VDOT HAS 1,800 TRUCKS TREATING ROADS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
11:30 a.m. update: Motorists urged to delay travel while crews treat roads

Jan. 20, 2010
VDOT PREPARES FOR WINTRY MIX
Crews anti-icing trouble spots in northern Virginia today

Jan. 8, 2010
IT’S OFFICIAL: SPRINGFIELD INTERCHANGE PROJECT MET ITS BUDGET
Feds concur with VDOT’s project cost of $676 million

Jan. 8, 2010
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE TO TREAT ICY SPOTS
9:30 a.m. update: Interstates and major roads are wet and clear; use caution in subdivisions

Jan. 7, 2010
VDOT CREWS PREPARE FOR SNOW TONIGHT
Caution advised for morning rush hour Friday

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