News Releases - Salem

July 25, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: EMERGENCY ASPHALT REPAIRS WILL KEEP NORTHBOUND I-81 LANES NEAR MILE MARKER 167 CLOSED

July 22, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN ON ROUTE 58 IN FLOYD COUNTY

July 21, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC TO BE DETOURED OFF ROUTE 623 (ROCKY HOLLOW ROAD ) IN GILES COUNTY

July 17, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: VDOT BEGINS REPAIRS TO RETAINING WALL ON ROUTE 460 IN GILES COUNTY
Drivers should watch for flaggers on Route 460 during daytime hours and expect delays

July 17, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 LANE CLOSURE IN ROANOKE COUNTY THIS MORNING

July 13, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 BLOCKED IN ROANOKE COUNTY BY CRASH

July 13, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURES IN PLACE ON ROUTE 460 IN GILES COUNTY

July 10, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 LANE CLOSURE IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO AFFECT MORNING COMMUTE

July 7, 2014
VDOT TO OPEN TEMPORARY PARK AND RIDE LOT TO REPLACE FALLING BRANCH LOCATION
Plans in development for long-term facility

July 7, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR ELM AVENUE IN ROANOKE

July 3, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 11 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY EXPECTED TO REMAIN CLOSED FOR SEVERAL HOURS

June 20, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: WEEKEND LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

June 18, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: PAVEMENT PATCHING TO IMPACT TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 220 IN CLEARBROOK AREA OF ROANOKE COUNTY

June 18, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: RIGHT LANE OF NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 BLOCKED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

June 16, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED ON NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY NEAR BUCHANAN

June 16, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT LANE CLOSURE ON SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY THIS MORNING
Nighttime paving operation extended and will impact morning commute

June 13, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 311 PAVEMENT PATCHING IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO START NEXT WEEK

June 12, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: FLAGGERS TO CONTROL TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 116 THIS AFTERNOON IN ROANOKE COUNTY FOR GUARDRAIL REPAIRS

June 11, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 116 (JAE VALLEY ROAD) IN ROANOKE COUNTY CLOSED BY TRACTOR-TRAILER CRASH

June 9, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 651 (STONEY BATTERY ROAD) CLOSURE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY EXTENDED INTO TOMORROW

June 9, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 58 CLOSED IN PATRICK COUNTY ON LOVERS LEAP MOUNTAIN

June 9, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 651 (STONEY BATTERY ROAD) IN BOTETOURT COUNTY CLOSED TODAY FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT

June 7, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT:  CRASH ON NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO DETOUR TRAFFIC  

June 6, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT DELAYS AT ROUTE 221 AND ROUTE 668 INTERSECTION IN BEDFORD COUNTY NEXT WEEK

June 5, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC DETOUR SCHEDULED FOR ROUTE 672 (ETZLER ROAD) IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

June 4, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGE SCHEDULED FOR ROUTE 460 IN BEDFORD COUNTY

May 29, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: WEEKEND LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

May 29, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROAD CLOSURES SCHEDULED IN SALEM DISTRICT FOR PIPE AND BRIDGE REPAIRS

May 23, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR ROUTE 653 AT ROUTE 58 IN CARROLL COUNTY

May 22, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: NORTHBOUND ROUTE 419 TRAFFIC PATTERN IN ROANOKE COUNTY CHANGED AT TANGLEWOOD MALL
Turn lane has become a shared right and through traffic lane

May 16, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: OVERTURNED TRACTOR TRAILER ON WESTBOUND ROUTE 460 BYPASS IN GILES COUNTY

May 14, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: MORE TRAFFIC IMPACTS SCHEDULED ON INTERSTATE 581 AT ELM AVENUE TONIGHT FOR TRAFFIC SWITCH

May 13, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 581 RAMP CLOSURE SCHEDULED AT ELM AVENUE TONIGHT
Nighttime work rescheduled as part of traffic switch on I-581

May 11, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 581 TRAFFIC CHANGE AT ELM AVENUE INTERCHANGE TO BE RESCHEDULED

May 8, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURES PLANNED ON ROUTE 419 IN ROANOKE COUNTY FOR PAVING

May 7, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT ANNOUNCES PUBLIC HEARING ON DRAFT SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

May 7, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: NEW INTERSTATE 581 TRAFFIC PATTERN COMING AS PART OF ELM AVENUE INTERCHANGE PROJECT

May 7, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 LANE CLOSURE IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO IMPACT MORNING COMMUTE

May 2, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURE IN PLACE ON SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 220 IN HENRY COUNTY

May 2, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR ROUTE 419 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

April 29, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 622 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY CLOSED DUE TO A PIPE FAILURE

April 24, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: TEMPORARY DETOUR SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY ON ROUTE 114 IN CHRISTIANSBURG

April 24, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: WEEKEND LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED ON INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE COUNTY FOR BRIDGE WORK

April 23, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR ELM AVENUE IN ROANOKE

April 21, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 1602 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY TO CLOSE FOR BRIDGE WORK

April 11, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 122 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY TO BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE FOR BRIDGE WORK

April 11, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: WORK REQUIRING A DETOUR ON NORTHBOUND I-81 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY FINISHED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
Northbound I-81 is open to all traffic

April 7, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: DAYTIME RAMP CLOSURE LIFTED FOR TRACTOR-TRAILERS AS PART MULTI-DAY NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 DETOUR
Tractor-trailers will be able to reach northbound I-81 from Route 460 Business and Bypass

April 4, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE COUNTY REDUCED TO ONE LANE DURING MORNING COMMUTE  

April 3, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: MULTI-DAY DETOUR SCHEDULED FOR NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Traffic impacts will differ for day and nighttime traffic

March 30, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 419 BRIDGE WORK NEAR INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO AFFECT MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE
Weather delays bridge work; lane closures extended into Monday morning

March 27, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: PAVEMENT REHABILITATION TO REQUIRE LANE CLOSURES AND DETOUR ON I-81 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

March 26, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURE PLANNED FOR ROUTE 220 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

March 25, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: CULVERT REPLACEMENT TO REDUCE A PORTION OF ROUTE 40 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY TO ONE LANE

March 25, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC SWITCH SCHEDULED FOR ROUTE 11/460 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

March 24, 2014
VDOT ENCOURAGES RACE FANS TO FOLLOW SIGNS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

March 24, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 220 IN ROANOKE COUNTY CLOSED DUE TO DOWNED POWER LINES

March 22, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 EXIT 141 RAMP CLOSED UNTIL TOMORROW

March 18, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT:  SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 EXIT 150A RAMP ONTO SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 220 TO CLOSE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

March 17, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: EVENING COMMUTERS SHOULD WATCH FOR ICY SPOTS, PARTICULARLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES

March 17, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURES PLANNED ON ROUTE 11 INBOTETOURT COUNTY THIS WEEK

March 16, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: EXPECT SLICK ROADS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW AS RAIN FORECASTED TO CHANGE TO SLEET OR SNOW
VDOT prepared for more winter weather

March 13, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPLACEMENT SCHEDULED FOR ROUTE 622 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

March 11, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPAIRS SCHEDULED IN BEDFORD COUNTY

March 11, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR ROUTE 419 NEAR I-81 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

March 10, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 980 IN HENRY COUNTY WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC

March 10, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPAIR SCHEDULED FOR ROUTE 760 IN FLOYD COUNTY

March 7, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT:  ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE THANKS TO RISING TEMPERATURES AND SNOW PLOW DRIVERS
Crews plowing secondary roads this afternoon and tonight

March 7, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: RAILROAD CROSSING REPAIRS SCHEDULED FOR SEVERAL ROUTES IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

March 7, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: FLAGGERS TO CONTROL TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 11 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY DURING NIGHTTIME HOURS

March 7, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: OVERTURNED TRACTOR-TRAILERS CLOSE SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 220 IN HENRY COUNTY

March 7, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: SNOW AND SLEET CREATE SLICK ROADS IN PARTS OF WESTERN VIRGINIA

March 6, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: DRIVERS ENCOURAGED TO MONITOR WEATHER FORECASTS AND PLAN AHEAD
VDOT prepared for more winter weather

March 3, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: DRIVERS SHOULD WATCH FOR SLICK SPOTS
Below-freezing temperatures will create icy roads overnight and tomorrow morning

March 2, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS PREPARED FOR MORE WINTER WEATHER
Drivers encouraged to monitor weather forecasts and plan ahead

Feb. 27, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURES PLANNED FOR INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Feb. 21, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: SECTION OF ROUTE 805 TO CLOSE IN BEDFORD COUNTY FOR BRIDGE REPAIRS

Feb. 17, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: ROADS COULD BE SLIPPERY TUESDAY MORNING
VDOT prepared for more winter weather

Feb. 17, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRACTOR-TRAILER INCIDENT CLOSES NORTHBOUND ROUTE 220 IN HENRY COUNTY

Feb. 16, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: WARMER WEATHER HELPS SNOW PLOW DRIVERS
Motorists cautioned to watch for refreezing tonight

Feb. 14, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: WORK TO CONTINUE ON SECONDARY ROADS AND NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS
Clipper system could create more road conditions tonight or tomorrow

Feb. 14, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: DRIVERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS AND WATCH FOR ICING
Plows will move to secondary routes today

Feb. 13, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: REFREEZING AND DRIFTING SNOW ARE CONCERNS FOR DRIVERS OVERNIGHT
Snow plow operators may begin work on secondary roads tonight if conditions allow

Feb. 13, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN PULASKI COUNTY CLOSED SO CREWS CAN CLEAR TRAFFIC AND TREAT ICE

Feb. 13, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: DRIVING WILL BE A CHALLENGE DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE
Drivers are encouraged to avoid southbound I-81 in Montgomery County

Feb. 13, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT URGES DRIVERS TO STAY OFF ROADS

Feb. 12, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: SNOW STILL FALLING IN WESTERN VIRGINIA CREATING DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS
Drivers reminded to stay off roads if at all possible

Feb. 12, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS CHANGING RAPIDLY IN WESTERN VIRGINIA
Drivers encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel until after storm passes

Feb. 11, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: PIPE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE A SECTION OF ROUTE 649 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Feb. 7, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: DRIVERS ENCOURAGED TO CHECK WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS THIS WEEKEND
VDOT ready to mobilize for winter weather

Feb. 7, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 REST AREA TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Feb. 4, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME ROLLING ROAD BLOCK SCHEDULED FOR INTERSTATE 81 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Jan. 29, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: SECONDARY ROADS AND NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS REMAIN ICY IN MANY AREAS
Wet roads will freeze back overnight

Jan. 29, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS WORKED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT PLOWING AND TREATING ROADS
Most secondary roads are in moderate condition

Jan. 27, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: SHORT-TERM CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR MARSHALL DRIVE IN CHRISTIANSBURG

Jan. 26, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 77 REDUCED TO ONE LANE AT MILE MARKER 19 IN CARROLL COUNTY

Jan. 26, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: SNOW SHOWERS BRING SLICK ROADS IN PARTS OF WESTERN VIRGINIA

Jan. 24, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: MULTI-VEHICLE INCIDENT BLOCKS BOTH SOUTHBOUND LANES OF INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Jan. 22, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: ICY SECONDARY ROADS AND NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS REQUIRE EXTRA CAUTION UNTIL TEMPARATURES RISE
Drivers should also watch for icy spots or drifting snow on interstates and major roads

Jan. 22, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: INTERSTATES AND PRIMARY ROADS IN MINOR CONDITION BUT MANY SECONDARY ROADS SNOW COVERED
Winds causing snow to drift in some areas and cold temperatures mean no melting

Jan. 21, 2014
SLICK ROADS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT

Jan. 21, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER
Drivers encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel until after storm passes

Jan. 20, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: WINTER STORM EXPECTED TO CREATE SNOW-COVERED ROADS TOMORROW

Jan. 18, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: MORE SNOW SHOWERS COULD BRING SLICK ROADS OVERNIGHT AND INTO SUNDAY MORNING
Drivers should check road conditions and use caution

Jan. 15, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT:  DETOUR SCHEDULED FOR NORTHBOUND I-81 FOR BRIDGE REPAIRS IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Jan. 15, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: SNOW SHOWERS MAY CAUSE SLICK ROADS TONIGHT, PARTICULARLY IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS
Drivers should check road conditions and use caution

Jan. 11, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 220 CLOSED IN ROANOKE COUNTY AT ROUTE 419 EXIT

Jan. 10, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: COMMUTERS SHOULD WATCH FOR POSSIBLE ICY SPOTS, PARTICULARLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES

Jan. 9, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: ICY ROAD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY MORNING

Jan. 8, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: SHORT-TERM CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR ROUTE 114 IN CHRISTIANSBURG

Jan. 3, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: COMMUTERS SHOULD WATCH FOR ICY SPOTS, PARTICULARLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES
Some roads and bridges were treated last night

Jan. 2, 2014
SALEM DISTRICT: ICY ROAD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY MORNING

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