News Releases - Salem

Nov. 17, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: PAVING TO IMPACT TRAFFIC ON SEVERAL SECONDARY ROADS IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Watch message boards for work schedule and expect short delays or seek alternate routes

Oct. 30, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: BLASTING AND SLOW ROLLS SCHEDULED ON INTERSTATE 81 AT EXIT 105 IN PULASKI/MONTGOMERY COUNTY THIS WEEK

Oct. 24, 2017
NEW PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE TOMORROW AT INTERSTATE 81 EXIT 140 PARK AND RIDE LOT
Most of the lot’s 239 expanded parking spaces will be available as work finishes in November

Oct. 24, 2017
CONTRACT AWARDED TO REPLACE TWO ROUTE 11 BRIDGES OVER TINKER CREEK IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Oct. 24, 2017
VDOT ENCOURAGES RACE FANS TO FOLLOW SIGNS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

Oct. 23, 2017
VDOT TO HOLD HEARING ON INTERSTATE 81 AUXILIARY LANE PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY
$62-million project will widen two miles of I-81 in Roanoke County between exits 141 and 143

Oct. 20, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 689 (IRVING ROAD) BRIDGE IN BEDFORD COUNTY CLOSED FOR LONG-TERM REPAIRS

Sept. 22, 2017
VDOT ENCOURAGES RACE FANS TO FOLLOW SIGNS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

Sept. 20, 2017
MAJOR TRAFFIC CHANGES COMING TO EXIT 150 WITH ROUNDABOUT AND INTERSTATE 81 ON-RAMP OPENING THIS WEEKEND
Caution advised as drivers become accustomed to new traffic patterns

Sept. 20, 2017
CONTRACT AWARDED FOR ROUTE 220 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Aug. 29, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: HALES FORD BRIDGE REPAIRS ON ROUTE 122 IN BEDFORD COUNTY SCHEDULED TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK
A single lane of traffic will remain open across the bridge until December 2017

Aug. 25, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: SCHEDULED DETOUR AND EXTENDED LANE CLOSURE ON INTERSTATE 81 SUNDAY IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Aug. 25, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: FLASHING YELLOW ARROW INSTALLATION BEGIN NEXT WEEK AT INTERSECTIONS IN THREE COUNTIES

Aug. 24, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT HEAVY TRAFFIC IN HILLSVILLE, VIRGINIA FOR ANNUAL FLEA MARKET AND GUN SHOW

Aug. 19, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: DETOUR AND EXTENDED LANE CLOSURE ON INTERSTATE 81 BEGINS SUNDAY NIGHT IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
Drivers encouraged to plan ahead or expect delays

Aug. 16, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 DETOUR AND EXTENDED LANE CLOSURE BEGINS TONIGHT IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
Drivers should expect delays and plan travel accordingly

Aug. 14, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 581 SOUTHBOUND RAMP TO VALLEY VIEW BOULEVARD TO CLOSE THIS WEEK OVERNIGHT

Aug. 14, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 100 TO CLOSE NEXT WEEK FOR BRIDGE REPAIRS IN CARROLL COUNTY

Aug. 7, 2017
VDOT TO HOLD HEARING ON IMPROVEMENTS TO NORTH MAIN STREET AT ROUTE 460 IN BLACKSBURG

Aug. 5, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: PARK AND RIDE AT I-81’S EXIT 140 ENTERS NEXT PHASE WITH PARKING SWITCH IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Parking spaces shift to opposite side of lot beginning Monday, August 7

July 31, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 43 (PEAKS ROAD) IN BEDFORD COUNTY TO BE IMPACTED BY BIG OTTER RIVER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
A single lane of traffic will remain open across the bridge until spring 2019

July 28, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT A LANE CLOSURE ON WESTBOUND ROUTE 460 CLOSURE IN GILES COUNTY FOR BRIDGE REPAIRS
Crews working on New River bridge at West Virginia border

July 28, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 660 (OAKLAND DRIVE) AT ROUTE 220 BUSINESS IN COLLINSVILLE CLOSED

July 26, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 625 IN GILES COUNTY SCHEDULED TO CLOSE FOR RAILROAD REPAIRS

July 21, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 EXTENDED LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES BEGIN TONIGHT IN ROANOKE AND BOTETOURT COUNTY
Drivers should expect delays and plan travel accordingly

July 17, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: SLOW ROLLS AND LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR SIGNAL INSTALLATION AT EXIT 150 INTERCHANGE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY THIS WEEK

July 12, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: OVERTURNED TANKER IMPACTS TRAFFIC IN ROANOKE AT ORANGE AVENUE AND INTERSTATE 581

July 6, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: SLOW ROLLS SCHEDULED ON INTERSTATE 81 AT EXIT 105 IN PULASKI/MONTGOMERY COUNTY NEXT WEEK

July 6, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 460 AT SOUTHGATE PROJECT TO CLOSE NEXT WEEK DURING NIGHTTIME HOURS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

July 6, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXTENDED LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES BEGIN THIS WEEKEND ON INTERSTATE 81 IN BOTETOURT AND ROANOKE COUNTY
Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes to lessen congestion on I-81

July 5, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 726 CLOSED FOR EMERGENCY PIPE REPLACEMENT IN FLOYD COUNTY

June 28, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 643 (BELLEVUE ROAD) BRIDGE IN BEDFORD COUNTY CLOSED LONG TERM FOR REPAIRS

June 22, 2017
TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS $8.3 MILLION CONTRACT TO REPLACE ROUTE 634 BRIDGE AT SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE

June 20, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXTENDED LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES SCHEDULED ON INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE AND BOTETOURT COUNTY
Previously canceled closures re-scheduled for this weekend

June 20, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 621 REPAIRS IN CRAIG COUNTY TO IMPACT TRAFFIC NEXT WEEK
Previously announced work rescheduled due to weather

June 16, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXTENDED LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES BEGIN TONIGHT ON INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE AND BOTETOURT COUNTY
Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes to lessen congestion on I-81

June 14, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 BRIDGE WORK IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO AFFECT COMMUTERS

June 9, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXTENDED LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES BEGIN TONIGHT ON INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE AND BOTETOURT COUNTY

June 7, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 771 CLOSED DUE TO PIPE FAILURE IN PATRICK COUNTY

June 1, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 RAMP AND LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED THIS WEEKEND IN BOTETOURT COUNTY AT EXIT 150

May 26, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE DEMOLITION OVER INTERSTATE 81 IN PULASKI COUNTY TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK
Nighttime lane closures to impact traffic on I-81

May 24, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 100 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO IMPACT TRAFFIC IN CARROLL COUNTY

May 23, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 PAVEMENT REHABILITATION TO CLOSE LANE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOR MULTIPLE DAYS
Drivers encouraged to seek alternate routes to lessen congestion on I-81

May 16, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: 16-HOUR EXTENDED LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED ON I-81 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY THIS WEEKEND

May 14, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXTENDED LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED ON INTERSTATE 81 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

May 8, 2017
VDOT HOLDS “PARDON OUR DUST” INFORMATION MEETING FOR SECOND PHASE OF 10th STREET IMPROVEMENTS IN ROANOKE
VDOT and contractor prepare to begin construction

April 26, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 8 TO CLOSE THIS WEEKEND IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

April 18, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 PAVEMENT REHABILITATION TO CLOSE LANE IN PULASKI COUNTY FOR MULTIPLE DAYS
Local traffic encourage to avoid Interstate 81 to lessen congestion

April 14, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXTENDED LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED ON INTERSTATE 81 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

April 12, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURE FOR INTERSTATE 81 BRIDGE WORK IN BOTETOURT COUNTY EXTENDED

April 10, 2017
VDOT HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROJECT TO REALIGN ROUTE 460 IN “S” CURVES IN BEDFORD COUNTY NEAR MONTVALE

April 7, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 668 BRIDGE CLOSURE IN BEDFORD COUNTY TEMPORARILY POSTPOSED
Traffic detour still anticipated to start in next few weeks

April 6, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROCK SLIDE CLOSES PORTION OF ROUTE 43 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

April 5, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 657 (MERRIMAC ROAD) PIPE INSTALLATION TO IMPACT TRAFFIC IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

April 3, 2017
VDOT WANTS YOU TO SEE “ORANGE” AS A REMINDERTO USE CAUTION IN HIGHWAY WORK ZONES
Virginia Transportation Museum building lit in orange as part of National Work Zone Week

April 1, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: LIMITED PARKING SPACES TO IMPACT PARK AND RIDE USERS AT I-81 EXIT 140 IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Parking spaces will be reduced beginning Monday, April 3 through fall 2017

March 30, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: BLASTING TO CAUSE SHORT-TERM DELAYS ON INTERSTATE 81 AT PULASKI/MONTGOMERY COUNTY LINE
Rolling roadblocks on some weekdays to slow traffic for approximately 15 minutes at a time

March 27, 2017
RACE FANS SHOULD FOLLOW SIGNS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

March 14, 2017
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT MONITORING ROADS OVERNIGHT FOR REFREEZING AND SNOW SHOWERS

March 14, 2017
SALEM DISTRICT: ROADS ARE WET BUT WATCH FOR SLICK SPOTS IF TEMPERATURE FALLS

March 12, 2017
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT ADVISES DRIVERS TO MONITOR FORECAST AND ADJUST TRAVEL AROUND SNOWFALL
Drivers should plan on possible snow-covered roads for Monday’s afternoon commute

March 8, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: PARK ‘N RIDE EXPANSION SET TO BEGIN AT EXIT 140 ON I-81 IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Users should plan for limited parking spaces

Feb. 27, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 629 (BRADSHAW ROAD) PIPE REPLACEMENT TO IMPACT TRAFFIC IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Feb. 17, 2017
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT FOR TENTH STREET IMPROVEMENTS IN ROANOKE

Jan. 25, 2017
VDOT HOLDS PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING IN CLIFTON FORGE ON FUTURE ROUTE 220 SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
VDOT sharing previously released information with citizens north of project limits

Jan. 8, 2017
SALEM DISTRICT: SECONDARY ROADS AND NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS REMAIN ICY AND SLICK
Winds causing snow to drift onto some mountainous roads

Jan. 7, 2017
SALEM DISTRICT: NIGHTTIME COLD TEMPERATURES MEAN REFREEZING AND ICY ROADS
Do not expect bare pavement even on previously plowed roads

Jan. 7, 2017
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT WORKING ON PLOWING ROADS -- WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

Jan. 7, 2017
SALEM DISTRICT: ROAD CREWS WORKING ON MAIN ROADS
Drivers urged to avoid travel

Jan. 6, 2017
SALEM DISTRICT: AVOID TRAVEL AS SNOW COMBINED WITH COLD TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE SLICK ROADS

Jan. 5, 2017
SALEM DISTRICT: SNOW SHOWERS COULD MEAN SLICK ROADS THIS EVENING
Watch for snow-covered roads particularly in higher elevations and cooler spots

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