2012 News Releases - Northern Virginia

Dec. 17, 2012
OPEN HOUSE FOR NORTH-SOUTH CORRIDOR MASTER PLAN
Meetings in Ashburn and Manassas Dec. 18-19

Dec. 10, 2012
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN ON COLUMBIA PIKE AT WASHINGTON BOULEVARD

Nov. 20, 2012
VIRGINIA, D.C. AND MARYLAND TO STUDY TRANSPORTATION DEMAND ACROSS POTOMAC RIVER

Nov. 14, 2012
VDOT HAS NEW TOOLS TO TACKLE WINTER WEATHER
4,000 trucks and plows ready to clear 16,000 streets in northern Virginia

Nov. 9, 2012
AVOID ROUTE 50 IN MERRIFIELD SATURDAY MORNING
Reduced to one lane westbound for paving

Nov. 9, 2012
NEW OVERPASS ON ROUTE 286 AT FAIR LAKES OPENS NOV. 15
Eliminates signals from Popes Head Road to Route 50

Nov. 7, 2012
NORTHERN VIRGINIA MULTIMODAL MEETING IS NOV. 13
Board seeks input on highway, rail and transit projects

Oct. 31, 2012
495 EXPRESS LANES TO OPEN AS EARLY AS NOV. 17
Drivers Urged to Prepare Now for the New Transportation Options, Changing Traffic Patterns

Oct. 30, 2012
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROAD UPDATE: 7 A.M.
143 secondary roads closed due to flooding, downed trees, power lines

Oct. 29, 2012
HOV LANES OPEN TO ALL TRAFFIC TOMORROW

Oct. 29, 2012
HOV LANES OPEN TO ALL TRAFFIC TODAY

Oct. 29, 2012
VDOT CREWS MONITORING ROADS FOR SANDY
Avoid travel in Northern Virginia beginning this morning

Oct. 26, 2012
SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM MEETINGS POSTPONED
Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg meetings will be rescheduled

Oct. 26, 2012
A SAFER CROSSING FOR GALLOWS ROAD
Pedestrians can activate new flashing beacons to alert drivers

Oct. 25, 2012
DULLES TOLL ROAD CLOSURES TONIGHT

Oct. 25, 2012
EXPECT DELAYS ON COLUMBIA PIKE NOV. 3-4
Traffic will be detoured for partial bridge demolition

Oct. 11, 2012
ROUTE 234 LANE CLOSED THROUGH MID-DECEMBER
Shared-use path construction at Country Club Drive

Oct. 11, 2012
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN AT ROUTE 28 AND WELLINGTON ROAD
Southbound Route 28 traffic shifts to new bridge

Oct. 5, 2012
ROUTE 28 CLOSURES SUNDAY NIGHT IN MANASSAS

Oct. 4, 2012
LUCASVILLE ROAD NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC

Oct. 4, 2012
NIGHTTIME PAVING TO BEGIN ON UNIVERSITY DRIVE
One lane open in each direction

Oct. 2, 2012
EXPECT DELAYS IN MERRIFIELD OCT. 5-6
Two of three lanes to close for paving

Sept. 28, 2012
VDOT POSTPONES REMOVAL OF TWO TREES ON GEORGETOWN PIKE

Sept. 28, 2012
BRIDGE WORK BEGINS ON OLD KEENE MILL ROAD
Expect daily lane closures

Sept. 25, 2012
VDOT HOSTS 8th ANNUAL CAREER FAIR FOR HIGH SCHOOLS
80 exhibitors and more than 1,000 students will attend

Sept. 18, 2012
TWO TREES AT CORNER OF GEORGETOWN PIKE AND WALKER ROAD WILL BE REMOVED NEXT MONTH
Inspection reveals decay

Aug. 27, 2012
ROUTE 29/GALLOWS ROAD LANE CLOSURES
Emergency utility repairs continue this week

Aug. 24, 2012
COTTAGE STREET TO CLOSE FOR RECONSTRUCTION
Pardon our dust meeting Aug. 28 at Vienna Town Hall

Aug. 17, 2012
BLACKBURN ROAD BRIDGE RE-OPENS NEXT WEEK

Aug. 10, 2012
VDOT POSTPONES BEACH MILL ROAD BRIDGE PROJECT
Work will take place summer 2013

Aug. 7, 2012
VDOT TO REMOVE 59 HAZARDOUS TREES IN GREAT FALLS
Removal begins Aug. 13 and will take several weeks

Aug. 1, 2012
I-66 RAMPS TO SOUTHBOUND FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY CLOSED AUG. 10-12
Southbound Parkway also reduced to one lane

July 24, 2012
CHANGES TO TELEGRAPH ROAD AT SOUTH VAN DORN STREET AND SOUTH KINGS HIGHWAY
Rush-hour left turns prohibited on Telegraph at South Van Dorn

July 24, 2012
TELEGRAPH ROAD CLOSED AT PINEY CREEK JULY 27-30
Thru traffic should follow signed detour

July 19, 2012
NIGHT PAVING ON ROUTE 29 AT GALLOWS JULY 20
Traffic shifted and reduced to one lane in each direction

July 11, 2012
ROLLING ROADBLOCKS ON I-95 IN DUMFRIES THIS SUNDAY
Expect delays 5-8 a.m.

July 3, 2012
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN AT ROUTE 28 AND WELLINGTON STARTS NEXT WEEK
Some traffic shifted to new bridge and connector road

July 2, 2012
I-66 HOV LIFTED INSIDE THE BELTWAY JULY 3
VDOT update on signal outages, blocked roads

July 2, 2012
I-66 HOV LIFTED INSIDE THE BELTWAY THIS AFTERNOON
Drivers asked to use caution due to signal outages, blocked roads

July 1, 2012
I-66 HOV LIFTED INSIDE THE BELTWAY MONDAY MORNING
VDOT continues to address signal outages, road closures

June 14, 2012
NEW SIGNAL COMING TO CHARLES TOWN PIKE
Flashing yellow arrow makes turning left safer

May 21, 2012
VDOT TO REPLACE GLEEDSVILLE ROAD BRIDGE
Traffic detour begins June 9

May 18, 2012
OLD CHESTERBROOK BRIDGE WORK STARTS NEXT WEEK
Summer-long bridge closure will begin June 16

May 11, 2012
WORK UNDERWAY ON NEW WASHINGTON BOULEVARD BRIDGE OVER COLUMBIA PIKE
Nighttime closures, full traffic stops scheduled next week

May 8, 2012
NEW LAW FOR HYBRIDS ON HOV LANES
With proper tag, hybrids can use lanes until further notice

May 7, 2012
ROADSIDE MOWING UNDERWAY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Sight distance remains priority; Drivers asked to slow for mobile crews

May 4, 2012
NIGHT WORK ON FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY
Expect delays and detours, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

April 18, 2012
LEE HIGHWAY/GALLOWS INTERSECTION CLOSED APRIL 27-29
Weekend detour for intersection improvement project

March 29, 2012
PREPARE FOR WAPLES MILL ROAD DETOUR
Weekend work April 13-16

March 23, 2012
MAJOR REPAVING WORK ON FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY COMING THIS SPRING
VDOT hosting four community meetings

March 13, 2012
WESTBOUND ROUTE 50/ARLINGTON BOULEVARD CLOSED MARCH 24-25
Long-term closures at 10th Street, Route 50 and Fairfax Drive begin March 22

Feb. 29, 2012
VDOT TO RE-OPEN THIRD LANE ON ROUTE 50 IN CHANTILLY
Options for construction sequence under review

Feb. 18, 2012
TWO LANES CLOSED TONIGHT ON NORTHBOUND I-95
Crews removing sign structure at Prince William Parkway

Feb. 17, 2012
VDOT TO REMOVE SIGN STRUCTURE ON I-95
Cracked bolts discovered during ultrasonic test

Feb. 16, 2012
THREE MAJOR PARKWAYS NOW PRIMARY ROADS
New route numbers and funding for Fairfax County, Prince William, and Franconia-Springfield parkways

Feb. 15, 2012
NEW PARK-AND-RIDE SLATED FOR MANASSAS
VDOT adds 433 spaces near I-66 and Route 234 Bypass by next summer

Feb. 14, 2012
FAIR LAKES PARKWAY DETOUR ENDS FEB. 15
Traffic movements restored from Fair Lakes Parkway at Fairfax County Parkway

Feb. 12, 2012
VDOT INVESTIGATING CAUSE OF SIGN STRUCTURE COLLAPSE ON I-66

Jan. 26, 2012
VDOT ADDS CAUTION SIGN AT GAINESVILLE RR CROSSING

Jan. 25, 2012
UTILITY RELOCATION TO BEGIN FOR ROUTE 7 WIDENING NEAR GEORGETOWN PIKE

Jan. 25, 2012
NEW ONLINE TOOL SHOWS SNOW PLOWING STATUS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA NEIGHBORHOODS
View video to see how it works

Jan. 24, 2012
GET INVOLVED IN PLANNING THE FUTURE OF I-66
VDOT meetings Jan. 31 and Feb. 2

Jan. 22, 2012
VDOT CREWS PREPARE FOR FREEZING RAIN
Limit or delay Monday morning travel; icy conditions expected

Jan. 20, 2012
OLD LINTON HALL ROAD RE-OPENS TODAY

Jan. 9, 2012
BRIDGE CLOSURE ON BLACKBURN ROAD
Route 1 is alternate until repairs are made

Jan. 4, 2012
UPDATE: ONE-WAY TRAFFIC ON OLD LINTON HALL ROAD
Water main work will be complete by Jan. 31

Jan. 3, 2012
AVOID ROUTE 29 IN GAINESVILLE JAN. 7-8
Weekend traffic switch will cause major delays

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