News Releases - Salem

Sept. 17, 2018
MOTORISTS URGED TO CHECK VIRGINIA 511 FOR FLOODED ROAD INFORMATION BEFORE TRAVELLING

Sept. 17, 2018
DOWNED TREES AND FLOODING IMPACTING TRAVEL IN WESTERN VIRGINIA

Sept. 13, 2018
VDOT IN WESTERN VIRGINIA CONTINUES TO PREPARE FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE AND SO SHOULD YOU
Despite changes in weather forecast, flooding could still impact portions of Virginia

Sept. 13, 2018
VDOT TO CONDUCT SURVEY TO GATHER PUBLIC INPUT ON MARTINSVILLE SOUTHERN CONNECTOR STUDY

Aug. 27, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT HEAVY TRAFFIC IN HILLSVILLE, VIRGINIA FOR LABOR DAY FLEA MARKET AND GUN SHOW

Aug. 3, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: SECTION OF ROUTE 100 IN GILES COUNTY BLOCKED BY ROCKSLIDE

Aug. 3, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 EMERGENCY BRIDGE REPAIRS TO IMPACT TRAFFIC AROUND EXIT 150 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

July 30, 2018
VDOT TO HOLD HEARING ON PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ALONG ROUTE 11/460 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

July 9, 2018
VDOT TO HOLD MEETING ON ROUTE 220 PRESERVATION AND IMPROVEMENT PLAN IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

June 29, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: BLASTING OPERATIONS AND RAMP CLOSURES SCHEDULED ON ROUTE 460 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

June 11, 2018
VDOT’S SALEM RESIDENCY OFFICE WELCOMES VARNEY AS NEW RESIDENT ENGINEER

June 5, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: I-81 RAMP CLOSURES BEGIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR PAVING OPERATIONS AT EXIT 89 AND 92 IN PULASKI COUNTY

June 1, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: KOGER MILL ROAD BRIDGE IN PATRICK COUNTY CLOSED FOR REPAIRS

May 24, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: CONSTRUCTION SET TO BEGIN ON NORTH MAIN STREET PROJECT NEXT TUESDAY IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Drivers can expect 24-hour left lane closures in both directions through June

May 22, 2018
CONTRACT AWARDED FOR SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT NORTH MAIN STREET AT ROUTE 460 IN BLACKSBURG

May 18, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT A LANE CLOSURE ON WESTBOUND ROUTE 460 IN GILES COUNTY NEAR TOWN OF NARROWS

May 14, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXIT 140 PARK AND RIDE ON INTERSTATE 81 WILL BE CLOSED OVERNIGHT ON TUESDAY
Commuters should not leave parked vehicles at the lot from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday

May 8, 2018
EXIT 150B TO CLOSE AT INTERSTATE 81’S EXIT 150 PROJECT IN BOTETOURT COUNTY ON THURSDAY

May 2, 2018
VDOT SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON MARTINSVILLE SOUTHERN CONNECTOR STUDY AT MEETING ON MAY 8
Study to evaluate improving seven miles of Route 220 corridor in Henry County

April 27, 2018
INTERSTATE 81’S EXIT 150A TO CLOSE NEXT WEEK IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
Route 11 southbound traffic to use Exit 150B

April 25, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 SOUTHBOUND REMAINS BLOCKED AT MILE MARKER 139 IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Drivers should expect delays during evening commute and plan accordingly

April 19, 2018
CONTRACT AWARDED FOR PROJECT TO IMPROVE SECTION OF EAST MAIN STREET IN SALEM

April 16, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXIT 140 PARK AND RIDE ON INTERSTATE 81 WILL BE CLOSED OVERNIGHT ON TUESDAY
Commuters should not leave parked vehicles at the lot from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday

April 9, 2018
ARE YOU SEEING ORANGE? IT’S A REMINDER TO USE CAUTION IN HIGHWAY WORK ZONES
The Virginia Transportation Museum building goes orange tonight and messaging featured on I-581

March 25, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: PLOWING CONTINUES ON NEW RIVER VALLEY ROADS INTO THE EVENING AND NIGHTTIME HOURS
Refreezing is a concern overnight and into tomorrow morning

March 25, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVING WITH SUNSHINE BUT MANY ROADS STILL SNOW COVERED
Crews working on secondary roads and removing downed trees

March 25, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: NEW RIVER VALLEY ROADS AND MANY SECONDARY ROUTES REMAIN COVERED IN SNOW
Consider postponing travel until temperatures rise and road conditions improve

March 21, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: ROADS MOSTLY CLEAR BUT REFREEZING A CONCERN OVERNIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING
Crews also are responding to downed trees and watching for areas of drifting snow

March 21, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: SNOW CONTINUES TO FALL CAUSING DELAYS DURING MORNING COMMUTE
Drivers should expect changing road conditions and slick roads

March 20, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: SPRINGTIME SNOWSTORM COULD CREATE SLICK ROADS
Drivers should monitor conditions and use caution on Tuesday night and Wednesday

March 19, 2018
RACE FANS SHOULD FOLLOW SIGNS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

March 15, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: SECTION OF ROUTE 751 (INDIAN CREEK ROAD) IN FLOYD COUNTY CLOSED DUE TO COLLAPSED PIPE

March 14, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 220 LANE CLOSURE IN PLACE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY FOR EMERGENCY BRIDGE REPAIRS
Repairs will take more than one day and require left and right lane closures

March 12, 2018
VDOT TO HOLD “PARDON OUR DUST” PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS ON ROUTE 220 SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

March 12, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: CREWS WORKING OVERNIGHT TO PLOW SECONDARY ROADS IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY, HILLSVILLE AND MARTINSVILLE AREAS
Beware of refreezing throughout Southwest Virginia as temperatures drop in the early morning hours

March 12, 2018
VDOT TO HOLD HEARING FOR NEW ROUNDABOUT AT ROUTE 311 AND 419 INTERSECTION IN ROANOKE COUNTY

March 10, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT ADVISES DRIVERS TO MONITOR FORECAST AND ADJUST TRAVEL AROUND POTENTIAL SNOWFALL
Plan on possible snow-covered roads overnight Sunday and into Monday

March 1, 2018
EXPECT DELAYS AT INTERSTATE 81’S EXIT 150 PROJECT IN BOTETOURT COUNTY BEGINNING NEXT WEEK
Lane and ramp closures will impact travelers on Route 220 southbound

Feb. 26, 2018
EXIT AND LANE CLOSURES BEGIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT INTERSTATE 81’S EXIT 150 PROJECT IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Feb. 22, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXIT 140 PARK AND RIDE ON INTERSTATE 81 WILL BE CLOSED OVERNIGHT ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK
Commuters should not leave parked vehicles at the lot from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday

Feb. 16, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: WINTRY MIX MAY CAUSE SLICK ROADS IF PAVEMENT TEMPERATURES FALL

Feb. 12, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 PARK AND RIDE AT EXIT 140 WILL BE CLOSED EARLY FRIDAY MORNING
Commuters should not leave parked vehicles at the lot from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Feb. 8, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXIT 150B ON NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 TO CLOSE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Feb. 5, 2018
VDOT IS INSTALLING HIGH TENSION GUARDRAIL IN THE MEDIAN OF INTERSTATE 581 IN ROANOKE

Feb. 5, 2018
VDOT TO HOLD HEARING ON PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON ROUTE 221 IN FLOYD

Feb. 4, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE WITH WARMER TEMPERATURES BUT REFREEZING A CONCERN EARLY MONDAY

Feb. 3, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT CAUTIONS DRIVERS TO EXPECT ICY OR SNOW COVERED ROADS ON SUNDAY

Jan. 18, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: RE-FREEZING OVERNIGHT WILL CAUSE DELAYS DURING MORNING COMMUTE

Jan. 17, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT WARNS DRIVERS OF SNOW-COVERED AND ICY ROADS WITH POTENTIAL TO RE-FREEZE
Re-freezing possible later today and overnight as temperatures drop

Jan. 17, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: SNOW AND ICY SPOTS MAY CAUSE DELAYS DURING MORNING COMMUTE
Changing road conditions continue throughout the region as snow falls and temperatures drop

Jan. 15, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT PREPARES FOR NEXT ROUND OF WINTER WEATHER
Drivers should monitor forecast and expect possible snow covered roads on Tuesday afternoon

Jan. 9, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: MAIN ROADS HAVE ICY SPOTS BUT MANY SECONDARY ROADS REMAIN ICE COVERED
Road conditions will improve as temperatures rise today

Jan. 8, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: ICY ROADS AND LOW TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT MAY CAUSE DELAYS DURING MORNING COMMUTE
Drivers should monitor road conditions and consider delaying trips until temperatures rise

Jan. 8, 2018
VDOT TO HOLD HEARING ON ROUTE 419 PROJECT AT TANGLEWOOD IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Project will add a southbound lane to Route 419 between Ogden Road and Route 220

Jan. 7, 2018
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT WARNS DRIVERS TO EXPECT POSSIBLE ICY ROADS WITH FORECASTED WINTRY MIX
Icy roads possible on Monday and into Tuesday night until pavement temperatures rise

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