2011 News Releases - Northern Virginia

Dec. 13, 2011
FINAL SECTION OF ATLANTIC BOULEVARD OPENS TO TRAFFIC DEC. 14
Offers alternate route to Route 28 in Loudoun County

Dec. 12, 2011
VDOT MEETING ON DULLES CONNECTOR ROAD SOUND WALLS

Dec. 12, 2011
GOV. MCDONNELL ANNOUNCES TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS AT MARK CENTER
Interstate 395 North ramp to Seminary Road re-striped to accommodate traffic demand

Dec. 9, 2011
GOV. MCDONNELL ANNOUNCES TRAVEL TIMES COMING TO INTERSTATE 95
Signs will display miles and minutes between Washington and Fredericksburg

Dec. 6, 2011
GOV. MCDONNELL ANNOUNCES I-95 HOV/HOT LANES PROJECT IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA ADVANCES
Construction could begin as soon as spring 2012

Dec. 5, 2011
VDOT HOSTS MEETINGS ON I-66 INSIDE BELTWAY
Get involved in planning the future of I-66

Dec. 5, 2011
GOV. MCDONNELL ANNOUNCES RELIEF FOR WESTBOUND I-66 MOTORISTS
Fairfax Drive-to-Sycamore Street auxiliary lane opens today

Nov. 15, 2011
VDOT RE-OPENS FLOOD-DAMAGED HILLSIDE ROAD TODAY
Worst wash-out from Tropical Storm Lee

Nov. 14, 2011
PREPARE FOR TRAFFIC SHIFT AND DETOUR AT FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY AND FAIR LAKES PARKWAY
New detour and lowered speed limit begin this weekend

Nov. 8, 2011
HUNTER MILL ROAD DETOUR IN EFFECT NOV. 12-21
VDOT installing temporary bridge

Oct. 20, 2011
VDOT COMPLETING WORK ON TWO MORE STORM-DAMAGED ROADS
Six of 15 roads now open

Oct. 18, 2011
N. VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION MEETING IS OCT. 25
Board seeks input on highways, rail and transit projects

Oct. 7, 2011
LORTON ROAD RE-OPENS TOMORROW
Repairs to two other roads also complete

Oct. 4, 2011
STORM-DAMAGED HUNTER MILL RD. OPEN TO TRAFFIC
First of six roads to re-open

Sept. 29, 2011
PROGRESS ON STORM DAMAGE IN FAIRFAX
Hunter Mill Road in Reston should reopen by Oct. 7

Sept. 29, 2011
SIX-LANING OF ROUTE 50 BEGINS WEST OF CHANTILLY
3.7-mile widening in Fairfax and Loudoun counties

Sept. 26, 2011
TEMPORARY ONE-WAY TRAFFIC ON OLD LINTON HALL ROAD
Huron Drive detour to be in place for about one month

Sept. 22, 2011
SECOND “ROAD DIET” ON THE WAY IN RESTON
Losing travel lanes but gaining safety, mobility for cyclists and motorists

Sept. 18, 2011
VDOT’S WORK CONTINUES ON STORM DAMAGE IN FAIRFAX
Update on road closures, long-term repairs

Sept. 15, 2011
WAS YOUR VEHICLE DAMAGED AT THE RESTON PARK N RIDE?
VDOT wants you to have the facts if you plan to file a claim

Sept. 13, 2011
NIGHT CLOSURES AT FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY AND RT. 50 OCT. 3-6

Sept. 12, 2011
VDOT TO HOLD THREE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR I-95 HOT LANES
Public can attend hearings in Springfield, Woodbridge or Stafford

Sept. 11, 2011
ROAD, BRIDGE DAMAGE IN FAIRFAX CO. COULD BE $10 MILLION
Three bridges destroyed; dozens of roads damaged

Aug. 28, 2011
NORTHERN VIRGINIA STORM CLEANUP CONTINUES
Secondary road closures due to downed trees; 75 traffic signals without power

Aug. 28, 2011
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROAD CONDITIONS, 6:30 A.M.
More than 80 traffic signals down due to power outages

Aug. 27, 2011
NORTHERN VIRGINIA MOTORISTS URGED TO DELAY TRAVEL OVERNIGHT
Some flooding reported; conditions expected to deteriorate overnight

Aug. 23, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT DELAYS ON BRADDOCK ROAD NEAR BELTWAY

Aug. 17, 2011
TRAVEL TIMES PILOT TO BEGIN ON INTERSTATE 66
Signs will display miles and minutes to Beltway and Gainesville

Aug. 16, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT TRAFFIC DELAYS IN GAINESVILLE AUG. 20-21
Only one lane open on Route 29

Aug. 8, 2011
GOVERNOR'S RELEASE: NEW TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLAN AND TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS MARK CENTER CONGESTION
VDOT to help manage delays, keep traffic moving

July 28, 2011
VDOT TO REPLACE HUNTER MILL ROAD BRIDGE
Lane closures begin next week; work will be complete in August

July 15, 2011
ROUTE 29 AND GALLOWS ROAD IMPROVEMENTS BEGIN THIS MONTH
Community meeting to be held July 27

July 14, 2011
VDOT CLOSES BRIDGE ON AIRMONT ROAD
Traffic detoured while crews repair severe corrosion

June 28, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: WELLINGTON ROAD CLOSURES NEXT WEEK
Drivers will be detoured overnight July 5-7

June 27, 2011
FAIR LAKES PARKWAY DETOUR BEGINS JULY 6
Through traffic at Fairfax County Parkway to use Fair Lakes Circle

June 9, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT DELAYS IN GAINESVILLE FOR UTILITY WORK

June 7, 2011
WEST OX ROAD WORK CONTINUES
Daytime closures between Fair Lakes Parkway and Price Club Drive

June 2, 2011
I-66 STUDIES, PLANS AND PROJECTS AIM TO MANAGE CONGESTION

June 2, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: EASTBOUND I-66 OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND

May 19, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: PREPARE FOR ROAD CLOSURES AT FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY AT FAIR LAKES

May 19, 2011
GLEBE ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT BEGINS THIS SUMMER
Community meeting to be held June 2; overnight traffic impacts start early June

April 27, 2011
ARLINGTON BOULEVARD INTERCHANGE PROJECT BEGINS THIS MONTH
Community meeting to be held May 3; traffic impacts to start mid-May

April 20, 2011
TRANSPORTATION BOARD RELEASES DRAFT SIX-YEAR PLAN
Governor’s transportation bill will fund I-66, Route 7, I-95 HOT Lanes

April 14, 2011
HOV LAW FOR HYBRID VEHICLES EXTENDED
But hybrids on I-66 capped come July 1

April 8, 2011
FEDERAL DECISION DELAYS MARK CENTER RAMP
FHWA requires environmental assessment for I-395 ramp at Seminary Road

March 25, 2011
I-66 PAVEMENT REHAB BEGINS APRIL 4
Overnight lane closures en route to smoother ride outside the Beltway

March 18, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 1 AT QUANTICO MARCH 20

Feb. 28, 2011
GOVERNOR'S RELEASE: I-66 WEST HOV RAMPS TO OPEN OFF-PEAK AND WEEKENDS
Low-cost solution improves commutes for thousands of motorists

Feb. 24, 2011
VIRGINIA ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR EASING COMMUTER PARKING SHORTAGE IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

Feb. 14, 2011
I-66 WEST HOV RAMPS TO OPEN DURING OFF-PEAK HOURS AND WEEKENDS
Low-cost solution will improve commutes for thousands of motorists

Feb. 3, 2011
VIRGINIA ADVANCES NEW I-95 HOV/HOT LANES PROJECT AND NEW RAMP TO SEMINARY ROAD AT MARK CENTER
Delivering congestion relief and new travel choices

Jan. 31, 2011
LEIGH MILL BRIDGE RE-OPENS TO TRAFFIC

Jan. 31, 2011
CREWS PREPARE FOR ANOTHER ICY MIX
VDOT asks drivers to monitor forecast and limit travel tomorrow morning

Jan. 27, 2011
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVING
Cautious afternoon commute is in order; be alert to tow trucks and snow removal equipment

Jan. 27, 2011
DELAY TRAVEL IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA THIS MORNING
Crews making headway on interstates and major commuter routes

Jan. 27, 2011
VDOT URGES MOTORISTS TO DELAY TRAVEL
Morning commute will be extremely difficult

Jan. 26, 2011
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROADS TREACHEROUS
Motorists urged to limit travel

Jan. 26, 2011
VDOT CREWS PREPARE FOR DIFFICULT RUSH HOUR
Motorists should limit afternoon and evening travel today

Jan. 25, 2011
VDOT CREWS READY FOR WEDNESDAY SNOW
Problem spots on northern Virginia interstates and main roads pre-treated

Jan. 25, 2011
ZIG-ZAG PAVEMENT MARKINGS HAVE POSITIVE EFFECT
VDOT experiment in Loudoun County will continue

Jan. 24, 2011
UPDATE: LEIGH MILL BRIDGE RE-OPENS JAN. 31
Cold weather delays re-opening

Jan. 20, 2011
LEIGH MILL BRIDGE RE-OPENS JAN. 27
Safer, stronger bridge ready for traffic

Jan. 18, 2011
EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 28 AT WELLINGTON ROAD
Traffic reduced to one lane in each direction through the first week of February

Jan. 11, 2011
VDOT CREWS STAGING FOR AFTERNOON SNOW
Drivers asked to be alert to changing conditions during p.m. rush

Jan. 5, 2011
VDOT CREWS PRE-TREATING ROADS
Mobilizing for potentially slick morning commute

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