News Releases - Salem

Oct. 23, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: RAMP CLOSURES SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK ON INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE AND BOTETOURT COUNTIES

Oct. 21, 2020
VDOT SEEKS COMMENTS ON PROJECT TO CONSTRUCT ROUNDABOUT AT STARKEY ROAD AND BUCK MOUNTAIN ROAD INTERSECTION IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Project information available online with comments accepted through October 31

Oct. 15, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXTENDED LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK ON INTERSTATE 81 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Sept. 28, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 460 TRAFFIC REMAINS REDUCED TO ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION IN GILES COUNTY
Two-way traffic using eastbound side of Route 460 so repairs can be made on westbound

Sept. 23, 2020
EXIT 150 RAMP CLOSURES SCHEDULED TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Sept. 22, 2020
VDOT SEEKS COMMENTS ON PROJECT TO IMPROVE INTERSECTIONS ALONG ROUTE 220 CORRIDOR BETWEEN ROANOKE AND HENRY COUNTY
Project information available online with comments accepted through October 2

Sept. 17, 2020
SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BEGINS ON SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
Exit 167 to close permanently in October

Sept. 10, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 116 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY OPENS TO TRAFFIC

Sept. 2, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 116 DETOUR IN FRANKLIN COUNTY TO REMAIN IN PLACE FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Recent rains have slowed progress on repairs

Aug. 12, 2020
VDOT PRESENTS ROUTE 220 MARTINSVILLE SOUTHERN CONNECTOR DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT AT HEARING ON SEPTEMBER 1
Public invited to comment on VDOT’s environmental analysis and technical documentation

July 31, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 8 CLOSURE AND INTERSTATE 81 LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES SCHEDULED AT EXIT 114 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

July 28, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 737 (GLADDEN ROAD) IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Residents should expect delays on August 10 and road closure on August 11

July 23, 2020
VDOT ASKS CITIZENS TO ‘PARDON OUR DUST’ ON ROUTE 419 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT STARTING IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Traffic impacts and project details available online

July 16, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: DETOUR ON SENECA HOLLOW ROAD IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO BE LIFTED TEMPORARILY

July 8, 2020
VDOT SEEKS COMMENTS ON APPALACHIAN TRAIL BRIDGE OVER ROUTE 311 IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Project information available online with comments accepted through July 18

June 29, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 603 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO CLOSE FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

June 29, 2020
WORK BEGINS ON ROUTE 460 S-CURVE REALIGNMENT PROJECT IN BEDFORD COUNTY NEAR MONTVALE
Eastbound and westbound Route 460 reduced to one lane starting the week of July 7

June 25, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT EASTBOUND ROUTE 58 LANE CLOSURES FOR PAVEMENT REPAIRS IN PATRICK COUNTY

June 15, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: EMERGENCY LANE CLOSURE ON WESTBOUND ROUTE 460 BUSINESS IN GILES COUNTY

June 15, 2020
VDOT SEEKS INPUT ON ROUTE 460 OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS STUDY UNDERWAY IN ROANOKE AND ROANOKE COUNTY
Presentation and online survey available through June 30

June 8, 2020
VDOT AWARDS CONTRACT FOR ROUTE 419 IMPROVEMENTS IN ROANOKE COUNTY

June 8, 2020
ORANGE AVENUE AND HOLLINS ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BEGINS IN ROANOKE

June 4, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 460 IN GILES COUNTY REOPENS TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC BUT REPAIRS STILL ONGOING
Two-way traffic using eastbound side of Route 460 while repairs continue on westbound lanes

June 3, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: LEFT LANE CLOSURE IN PLACE FOR REPAIRS ON SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 220 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

May 30, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: WESTBOUND ROUTE 57 DETOURED IN HENRY COUNTY WEST OF BASSETT
Eastbound Route 57 traffic is shifted into the westbound lane

May 30, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 460 CLOSED AGAIN IN GILES COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AS SLIDE REPAIRS CONTINUE EAST OF WEST VIRGINIA
Through traffic and large trucks should use I-81 and I-77 to travel in or out of Virginia

May 28, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 460 TEMPORARILY OPENED IN GILES COUNTY – SLIDE REPAIRS NOT COMPLETE
Two-way traffic will use the eastbound lanes until flood waters recede on local alternate route

May 23, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 460 CLOSED IN VIRGINIA IN GILES COUNTY, EAST OF WEST VIRGINIA BORDER
Drivers will need to use Interstate 77 as an alternative route traveling in or out of Virginia

May 22, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: MUDSLIDE CLOSES LANES ON ROUTE 460 IN GILES COUNTY WEST OF NARROWS

May 22, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 116 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN THE COOPERS COVE AREA CLOSED TO TRAFFIC
Repairs on collapsed roadway estimated to take one to two months

May 15, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 608 (ALTICE ROAD) BRIDGE IN BEDFORD COUNTY TO CLOSE FOR EMERGENCY REPAIRS

May 7, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 606 (CALDWELL MOUNTAIN ROAD) CLOSES TO THROUGH TRAFFIC AGAIN IN CRAIG COUNTY

May 5, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 606 (CALDWELL MOUNTAIN ROAD) IN CRAIG COUNTY REOPENS TO TRAFFIC

May 2, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: RAMP TO I-81 NORTHBOUND FROM ROUTE 232 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY REOPENS TO TRAFFIC

April 29, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXTENDED RAMP CLOSURE SCHEDULED AT INTERSTATE 81’S EXIT 105 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

April 24, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: MEADOW CREEK ROAD IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY CLOSED ON SATURDAY FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT

April 21, 2020
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD APPROVES CONTRACT TO ELIMINATE ROUTE 460 S-CURVE IN BEDFORD COUNTY

April 13, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXTENDED RAMP CLOSURE AND SLOW ROLLS SCHEDULED AT INTERSTATE 81’S EXIT 105 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

April 11, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: DAILY LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED ON INTERSTATE 81 FROM EXIT 140 TO 143 IN ROANOKE COUNTY NEXT WEEK

April 7, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: RAMP CLOSURE AND SLOW ROLLS SCHEDULED AT INTERSTATE 81’S EXIT 105 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

March 26, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 606 IN CRAIG COUNTY TO CLOSE FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT

March 25, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: FLASHING YELLOW ARROWS AND SIGNAGE INSTALLATION SCHEDULED ALONG ROUTE 221 IN ROANOKE NEXT WEEK

March 16, 2020
VDOT TO RESCHEDULE MARTINSVILLE SOUTHERN CONNECTOR HEARING ON DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
Previously announced hearing for March 26 will be held on a new date to be determined

March 9, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: LYNCHBURG TURNPIKE TO CLOSE AS WORK ON EAST MAIN STREET CONTINUES IN SALEM

March 6, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURES AND SLOW ROLLS SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK AT INTERSTATE 81’s EXIT 105 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

March 5, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR PAVING OPERATIONS NEXT WEEK AND WEEKEND IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Feb. 24, 2020
VDOT PRESENTS ROUTE 220 MARTINSVILLE SOUTHERN CONNECTOR DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT AT HEARING ON MARCH 26
Public invited to comment on VDOT’s environmental analysis and technical documentation

Feb. 19, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: CROWELL GAP ROAD TO CLOSE FOR ROUTE 220 BRIDGE REPAIRS IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Northbound Route 220 will shift onto the new bridge when Crowell Gap Road reopens

Jan. 29, 2020
ROUTE 600 (HAWTHORNE ROAD) TO CLOSE FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT NEXT WEEK IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Jan. 28, 2020
LANE AND ROAD CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR CULVERT REPLACEMENTS ON ROUTE 220 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
Route 696 (Locust Bottom Road) will close at intersection with Route 220

Jan. 22, 2020
CONTRACT AWARDED TO WIDEN TWO MILES OF INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Jan. 16, 2020
SALEM DISTRICT: WINTRY MIX COULD BRING SLICK ROADS
Monitor forecast and road conditions; use caution on Saturday

Jan. 9, 2020
TRAFFIC ALERT: ALTERNATING LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED TONIGHT ON INTERSTATE 81 SOUTHBOUND IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Jan. 9, 2020
VDOT TO HOLD MEETING ON NEW ROUNDABOUT FOR ROUTE 122 AND HARDY ROAD INTERSECTION IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

Jan. 3, 2020
ROUTE 644 TO CLOSE FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT NEXT WEEK IN BEDFORD COUNTY

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