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Bob Spieldenner 804-524-6179
Robert.Spieldenner@vdot.virginia.gov

RICH-133452

Sept. 11, 2018



VDOT ASSISTING HURRICANE EVACUATION

SOUTH CHESTERFIELD — The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Richmond District has taken several steps to assist the mandatory evacuation of low-lying areas in Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore. 

  • Lane closures, except for storm preparation efforts, have been suspended on all roads in the Richmond District.
  • While the concrete barriers will remain, construction work on I-64 between mile-marker 200-205 in New Kent County has been suspended.
  • Tow trucks have been prepositioned at key locations along interstate evacuation routes.
  • Safety Service Patrols are monitoring traffic along interstate evacuation routes and can assist with emergency response capabilities and motorists in distress.
  • Crews are monitoring traffic signals along non-interstate evacuation routes to ensure traffic flow.

Because of the ongoing evacuations in both Virginia and North Carolina, motorists should prepare for heavier than normal traffic along the following routes:

  • I-64, I-85, I-95 and I-295
  • Routes 1, 10, 58, 60 and 460

Up-to-date traffic conditions are available by calling 511, visiting www.511virginia.org or downloading the mobile app at the 511 website.

 

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