2013 News Releases - Northern Virginia

Dec. 17, 2013
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN AT COLUMBIA PIKE AND I-395
Eastbound Rt. 244 to I-395 North will use new left turn

Update 12/18/13: Please note that this shift has been postponed until January due to additional signal work. A new date will be announced soon.


Dec. 16, 2013
NIGHT CLOSURES ON ROUTES 15, 29, 50, I-95 AND GLEBE ROAD
Sign work Dec. 16-20

Dec. 13, 2013
VDOT PREPARES FOR WEEKEND MIX OF SNOW AND RAIN
Be alert to changing road conditions

Dec. 13, 2013
AVOID I-395 SOUTH OVERNIGHT DEC. 13–16
Closures from Little River Turnpike to Springfield Interchange for overhead sign replacement

Dec. 11, 2013
NIGHT CLOSURES ON ROUTE 50, I-95 AND ROUTE 29 DEC. 11-12
Mounted sign structure replacement

Dec. 10, 2013
STOPPAGES ON I-66 AT ROUTE 28 TONIGHT

Dec. 10, 2013
1,900 TRUCKS AND PLOWS CLEARING NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROADS

Dec. 9, 2013
VDOT PREPARES FOR ROUND TWO OF WINTER WEATHER
Drivers should plan now for morning rush

Dec. 8, 2013
MORNING COMMUTE COULD BE TREACHEROUS
VDOT asks drivers to avoid travel

Dec. 7, 2013
CREWS PREPARE FOR ICY SUNDAY
VDOT asks drivers to avoid travel

Dec. 4, 2013
AVOID I-395 SOUTH OVERNIGHT DEC. 5–9
Closures from Little River Turnpike to Springfield Interchange for overhead sign replacement

Nov. 27, 2013
NIGHT CLOSURES ON ROUTE 50, I-95 AND ROUTE 29 DEC. 3 - 5
Mounted sign structure replacement

Nov. 25, 2013
CREWS PREPARE FOR SLIPPERY A.M. COMMUTE
VDOT asks drivers to monitor forecast; telework or delay Tuesday morning travel

Nov. 19, 2013
GILBERTS CORNER IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETE
New markings and signs to increase safety

Nov. 19, 2013
WASHINGTON BOULEVARD RAMPS TO COLUMBIA PIKE CLOSED THURSDAY NIGHT
Traffic detour and shift to newly constructed bridge

Nov. 12, 2013
VDOT’S TRUCKS AND TECHNOLOGY READY FOR SNOW
Expanded plow-tracking program, online neighborhood tool and new equipment part of plan to clear 16,000 streets in northern Virginia

Nov. 6, 2013
NEW PAVEMENT MARKINGS TO IMPROVE ROUTE 7 RAMP TO 28
Lane closures Saturday morning for restriping

Nov. 1, 2013
ROUTE 7/15 BYPASS CLOSURES BEGIN MONDAY
Nightly lane closures at Sycolin Road for next two weeks

Oct. 31, 2013
VDOT INFO MEETING ON I-495 NORTH SHOULDER USE
Nov. 19 at Cooper Middle School

Oct. 31, 2013
VDOT SEEKS INPUT ON ROUTE 7 WIDENING
Info meeting Nov. 6 at Colvin Run Elementary School

Oct. 23, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces VDOT, Loudoun, and Airports Authority Partner to Widen Route 606
$106 million, five-mile widening begins in 2014

Oct. 21, 2013
PUBLIC INVITED TO SHARE IDEAS AND INPUT
Public meeting in Northern Virginia to be held on Oct. 22

Oct. 17, 2013
ROUTE 29 SOUTH CLOSURE AT WEBB DRIVE OCT. 25-28
Traffic detour for bridge replacement

Oct. 17, 2013
WESTBOUND I-66 SPOT IMPROVEMENT TO BEGIN
Washington Boulevard to the Dulles Access Road inside the Beltway

Oct. 15, 2013
VDOT TO REPLACE ROUTE 29 BRIDGE OVER LITTLE ROCKY RUN
Join the project team for a “pardon our dust” meeting Oct. 23

Oct. 15, 2013
COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED FOR BRADDOCK-PLEASANT VALLEY HEARING
Comments will be accepted through Oct. 30

Oct. 11, 2013
VDOT TO HOST PUBLIC HEARING ON THE WOODS ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
Join VDOT Oct. 29 at J.L. Simpson Middle School

Oct. 4, 2013
GILBERTS CORNER WORK BEGINS TUESDAY
Drivers can expect off-peak traffic impacts on weekdays

Oct. 2, 2013
VDOT HOSTS 9th ANNUAL TRANSPORTATION CAREER FAIR
76 exhibitors and more than 1,000 students will attend Oct. 3

Sept. 30, 2013
GET THE FACTS ABOUT THE BI-COUNTY PARKWAY
Two Public Meetings This Week in Loudoun and Prince William Counties

Sept. 23, 2013
CHANGES COMING TO GILBERTS CORNER ROUNDABOUT
Meeting at Aldie Elementary on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

Sept. 20, 2013
VDOT HOSTING “PARDON OUR DUST” MEETING FOR I-395 HOV/TRANSIT RAMP
Join VDOT Oct. 1 at Francis Hammond Middle School

Sept. 17, 2013
VDOT CONSTRUCTING ROUNDABOUT IN SOUTH RIDING
Improving safety and easing delays

Sept. 12, 2013
Governor McDonnell Cuts Ribbon at New Interchange on Fairfax County Parkway at Fair Lakes
– Three-year project to smooth traffic flow for commuters, shoppers –

Aug. 28, 2013
ROUTE 50 WIDENING PASSES HALF-WAY MARK
VDOT on schedule to complete in June 2015

Aug. 19, 2013
AVOID ROUTE 29 IN GAINESVILLE THIS WEEK-END
Use I-66 to avoid hour-long delays

Aug. 8, 2013
NEW DATE FOR GAINESVILLE TRAFFIC SWITCH IS AUG. 24-25
Date change due to major concert at Jiffy Lube Live previous weekend

July 29, 2013
COLUMBIA PIKE DETOUR THIS WEEKEND

July 19, 2013
ADEN ROAD DETOUR THIS WEEKEND

July 16, 2013
VDOT TO HOST MEETING ON NOISE WALLS
FOR DULLES CONNECTOR ROAD

July 11, 2013
FIX COMING TO ROUTE 7 NEAR 495
VDOT responds to motorists' concerns

July 10, 2013
ADEN ROAD DETOUR THIS WEEKEND

July 3, 2013
GOV.MCDONNELL ANNOUNCES POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF AIR RIGHTS OVER TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

July 2, 2013
NEW COMMUTER LOT NEAR I-66 IN MANASSAS OPENS JULY 8
433 spaces and bus service

June 12, 2013
FOX MILL ROAD REPAVING BEGINS JUNE 20
Drivers advised to use alternate routes

June 11, 2013
VDOT COMPLETES BEULAH ROAD BRIDGE IN VIENNA
Wider bridge now has shoulders and sidewalk

June 7, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces Speed Limit Increase on 495 Express Lanes Northern Virginia
– Drivers will Experience an Even Faster Commute on the Express Lanes –

June 7, 2013
VDOT HEARING FOR DULLES ACCESS STUDY NEXT WEEK
Join VDOT June 13 at Creighton’s Corner Elementary

June 6, 2013
GOV. MCDONNELL LAUNCHES I-66 CONNECTED-VEHICLE TEST BED

June 6, 2013
REMINDER: SYCOLIN ROAD CLOSURE BEGINS THIS WEEKEND
Detours through Aug. 2014 for overpass construction at Rt. 7/15 Bypass

May 30, 2013
VDOT MEETING ON BI-COUNTY PARKWAY AND OTHER STUDIES
Monday, June 3 at 6 p.m.

May 24, 2013
I-66/ROUTE 286 RAMPS CLOSED OVERNIGHT NEXT WEEK
Detours for paving at Fair Lakes project

May 17, 2013
FINAL PAVING AT FAIRFAX COUNTY/FAIR LAKES PARKWAYS BEGINS SUNDAY
Night work is last of traffic impacts for project

May 16, 2013
JOIN VDOT FOR SYCOLIN OVERPASS MEETING JUNE 4
“Pardon Our Dust” meeting 7 p.m. at Cool Spring Elementary

May 16, 2013
VDOT ANNOUNCES NEW NORTHERN VIRGINIA LEADERSHIP
District Administrator and Deputy District Administrator

May 9, 2013
ROADSIDE MOWING UNDERWAY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Sight distance remains priority; Drivers asked to slow for mobile crews

April 30, 2013
EXPECT MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS ON I-66 AND ROUTE 50 APPROACHING ROOSEVELT BRIDGE SUNDAY, MAY 5
Theodore Roosevelt Bridge to close for 50 minutes at 8:20 a.m. and for 30 minutes at 1 p.m.
I-66 motorists should use Key, Memorial or 14th bridges into D.C.

April 29, 2013
OLD KEENE MILL BRIDGE WORK EXTENDED TUES. AND WED.
Eastbound lane closures until 6 p.m. for concrete curing

April 24, 2013
ROUTE 7 CLOSURES FOR GOOSE CREEK BRIDGE DEMO
Two of three eastbound lanes closed nightly April 25-30

April 22, 2013
AVOID ROUTE 50 IN CHANTILLY THIS WEEKEND
Expect major delays for signal installation

April 15, 2013
“ROAD DIET” COMING TO OAK STREET
Eliminating lanes is a gain for motorists and bicyclists

April 11, 2013
BEACH MILL DETOUR COMING FOR SUMMER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Four weekend closures May to June; summer detour begins June 19

April 3, 2013
MAJOR DETOUR IN HAYMARKET THIS SUNDAY
Closure on Route 15 at railroad crossing

April 2, 2013
VDOT MEETING FOR SANDS AND TAYLOR ROADS NEXT WEEK
Join VDOT April 8 at Hamilton Elementary School

April 2, 2013
13 TREES ON GEORGETOWN PIKE TO BE REMOVED FOR GUARDRAIL IMPROVEMENTS
Tree work scheduled April 9-10

March 28, 2013
STRINGFELLOW ROAD WIDENING BEGINS
Join VDOT for a “pardon our dust” meeting at 7 p.m. April 3

March 25, 2013
DRIVERS: USE CAUTION IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA TODAY
Crews continue to treat roads

March 22, 2013
SYCOLIN ROAD CLOSURE COMING FOR 7/15 BYPASS PROJECT
Join VDOT for an information meeting April 4 at Cool Springs Elementary

March 18, 2013
SEVEN MILES OF IMPROVEMENTS COMING TO I-95 IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

March 14, 2013
ROUTE 15 DETOUR IN HAYMARKET CANCELLED
RR work postponed until April

March 11, 2013
VDOT TO REMOVE WHITE OAK AT CORNER OF GEORGETOWN PIKE AND WALKER ROAD

March 6, 2013
EXPECT ICY CONDITIONS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING
Crews will treat roads through morning rush

March 5, 2013
VDOT DEPLOYING 4,000 TRUCKS IN N. VIRGINIA
Commuters urged to stay off the roads

March 4, 2013
BALLS FORD ROAD CLOSURE ON MARCH 10

Feb. 22, 2013
VDOT URGES CAUTION DURING P.M. RUSH
Crews preparing for freezing rain, low pavement temperatures

Feb. 12, 2013
BEULAH ROAD BRIDGE WILL BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE
Temporary signals will control traffic

Feb. 1, 2013
TRAFFIC DETOURS SCHEDULED FOR RIXLEW LANE AND RT. 55
Norfolk Southern track work in Gainesville

Jan. 31, 2013
VDOT CREWS PRE-TREATING FOR FRIDAY MORNING SNOW
Drivers urged to plan ahead

Jan. 25, 2013
DRIVERS URGED TO USE CAUTION FOR RUSH HOUR SNOW
VDOT has pre-treated roads and staged trucks in northern Virginia

Jan. 24, 2013
GOV. MCDONNELL VISITS FAIRFAX TO HIGHLIGHT POSITIVE LOCAL IMPACT OF PASSING COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Jan. 17, 2013
VDOT CREWS PREPARING FOR AFTERNOON SNOW
Drivers urged to plan now for evening rush hour

Jan. 11, 2013
COURTHOUSE ROAD BRIDGE DEMOLITION COMING IN LATE JANUARY
Detours in place through late 2013

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