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Dec. 23, 2022

COLDER TEMPERATURES AND HIGH WINDS COULD CREATE ICY, HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS ON VIRGINIA ROADWAYS
Travelers should exercise caution, adjust travel accordingly

RICHMOND, Va.Travelers should take extra precaution and plan ahead for travel on Friday, as sub-freezing temperatures and high winds move across the Commonwealth with the potential to create hazardous conditions on roadways.

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Dec. 22, 2022

MOTORISTS SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY
Some areas of Virginia could develop icy roads early tomorrow morning

RICHMOND, Va.  Motorists planning to travel in Virginia tomorrow morning, may want to reconsider their timeline as icy conditions anticipated in the early Friday morning hours.

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Dec. 21, 2022

HOLIDAY TRAVELERS SHOULD ADJUST TRAVEL PLANS AHEAD OF POTENTIAL WINTER WEATHER
Motorists should travel on Wednesday ahead of hazardous conditions

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is advising motorists traveling in and through Virginia to adjust their holiday travel ahead of winter weather expected in parts of the Commonwealth beginning Wednesday night and continuing through Friday.

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Dec. 20, 2022

VDOT ANNOUNCES FIRST SEGMENT OF I-64 WIDENING PROJECT ADVANCES
VDOT to issue Request for Qualifications for first 10 miles of the 64 Gap

RICHMOND – Secretary of Transportation Shep Miller today announced that the Commonwealth is advancing a long-awaited project to begin widening the 64 Gap—the 29-mile section of Interstate 64 between Richmond and Williamsburg where the highway narrows from three to two lanes in each direction.

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Dec. 16, 2022

VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES TO MAKE END-OF-YEAR HOLIDAY TRAVEL A LITTLE MORE MERRY
VDOT provides traffic and travel information to plan ahead

RICHMOND, Va. – With the holidays hopping and the new year around the corner, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will help ease your travel to celebrate with friends and family this winter. VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia

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Dec. 15, 2022

WATCH FOR REFREEZE TONIGHT ON ROADWAYS IN PORTIONS OF VIRGINIA
Motorists should use caution and be aware of the potential for black ice.

RICHMOND, Va. – A wintry mix of rain and freezing rain continues today and starts to move out of the Commonwealth this evening. Motorists should remain alert to roadway conditions as lower temperatures tonight through tomorrow morning could cause wet roads to refreeze in areas west of Interstate 95 in Virginia, especially on bridges and elevated surfaces.

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Dec. 14, 2022

MOTORISTS SHOULD AVOID OVERNIGHT AND MORNING TRAVEL IN PARTS OF VIRGINIA
Icy conditions expected. VDOT crews are ready to treat roads.

RICHMOND, Va. – Motorists should avoid travel as frozen precipitation will create icy roadway conditions in portions of the Commonwealth tonight and tomorrow morning. Pavement temperatures will be at or near freezing levels.

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Dec. 13, 2022

VDOT MOBILIZING FOR WINTER WEATHER EVENT FORECASTED WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY
Motorists should pay attention to forecasts and limit travel based on conditions

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is mobilizing its equipment and resources in preparation for a winter weather event to impact parts of the Commonwealth Wednesday night into Thursday.

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Dec. 1, 2022

VDOT ANNOUNCES RESILIENCE PLAN TO PROVIDE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
The comprehensive plan prepares the state agency for regional and global challenges

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has unveiled a statewide Resilience Plan -- a comprehensive, formalized framework to incorporate resilience strategies into transportation planning, project development and delivery, operations, maintenance and asset management.

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Nov. 17, 2022

VDOT HELPS GRATEFUL GOBBLERS GET GOING FOR HOLIDAY TRAVEL
VDOT lifts most lane closures; provides traffic and travel information to plan ahead

RICHMOND, Va. –  As hungry holiday travelers make plans to feast with friends and family this Thanksgiving, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will ease travel on the roadways by suspending many highway work zones and lifting most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23, until noon on Monday, Nov. 28. 

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Sep. 30, 2022

VDOT PREPARED FOR IMPACTS OF HURRICANE IAN
Agency at statewide readiness to handle impacts before, during and after severe weather

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has made statewide preparations to address the potential impacts of Hurricane Ian.

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Sep. 15, 2022

VDOT’S CHATHAM BRIDGE REHABILITATION PROJECT NAMED NATIONAL FINALIST FOR AMERICA’S TRANSPORTATION AWARDS
Vote online for the project to win the People’s Choice Award

RICHMOND, Va. – A Virginia Department of Transportation project has been named a Top 12 national finalist in the America’s Transportation Awards competition sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

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Sep. 13, 2022

Introducing EZ Haul: Virginia's Streamlined Oversize Permit System

RICHMOND-The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), is proud to announce EZ Haul, Virginia's new system for permitting oversize/overweight loads to travel the Commonwealth's roads and highways.

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Aug. 25, 2022

VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES TO TAKE THE HARD WORK OUT OF LABOR DAY TRAVEL
VDOT to provide traffic and travel information to plan ahead

RICHMOND, Va.  As travelers make their end-of-summer vacation plans before the hustle and bustle of the school season, drivers are encouraged to plan ahead for their holiday road trips.

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Jul. 7, 2022

VIRGINIA RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK THROUGH TWO SURVEYS
Survey data will guide how transportation investments are made in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) are encouraging residents throughout the Commonwealth to respond to survey requests seeking input on travel preferences and opinions.

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Jun. 24, 2022

VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES FOR SMOOTH CRUISE TO SUMMER SUN AND FIREWORKS FUN
VDOT to provide traffic and travel information to plan ahead

RICHMOND, Va. – With the summer vacation season in full swing, drivers are encouraged to plan ahead to make it safely to their destinations. To ease travel for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will suspend many highway work zones and lift most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon  Friday, July 1, until noon Tuesday, July 5.

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Jun. 15, 2022

VARIABLE SPEED LIMITS TO BEGIN ON I-95 NORTHBOUND
Speed limits will vary between exit 110 (Ladysmith) and exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg) in response to real-time conditions to help travelers safely navigate the road ahead

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – New LED signs with the capability to display variable speed limits will be illuminated starting Thursday, June 16 on Interstate 95 northbound in Caroline and Spotsylvania counties and in the City of Fredericksburg.

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May. 20, 2022

VDOT LIFTS MOST LANE CLOSURES TO EASE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TRAVEL
VDOT provides traffic and travel information to plan ahead

RICHMOND, Va. –  Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead to make it to their destinations safely this Memorial Day weekend. The Virginia Department of Transportation will make travel easier by suspending most highway work zones and lifting most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon on Friday, May 27 until noon on Tuesday, May 31.

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May. 11, 2022

VDOT CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF 511 SERVICE TO VIRGINIA TRAVELERS

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) celebrates “511 Day” Wednesday, May 11, as Virginia 511 marks 20 years of service to Virginia residents and travelers this year. 

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Apr. 11, 2022

COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD INVITES PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, INITIATIVES
Public encouraged to provide input on projects that are recommended for funding

RICHMOND, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will host nine meetings across Virginia and is inviting the public to share feedback on transportation initiatives and projects that have been recommended for funding, including highway, road, bridge, rail, bicycle, pedestrian, public transportation, and transportation demand management projects. Members of the community may participate by attending public meetings or submitting comments online, by email, or by mail.

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Apr. 11, 2022

VIRGINIA COMMEMORATES NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK
As work zone fatalities increased from 2020 to 2021, week of April 11 - 15 recognizes VDOT employees and contractors who risk their lives each day to keep Virginia moving

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will observe National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) starting today, Monday, April 11, through Friday, April 15, to recognize state employees and contractors who risk their lives each day to keep Virginia moving.

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Apr. 8, 2022

VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES TO KEEP EASTER TRAVEL HOPPING
VDOT provides traffic and travel information to plan ahead

RICHMOND, Va. –  As the spring comes into full swing across the Commonwealth, it’s time to plan ahead for holiday season travel. To help motorists get to their destinations without hassle, VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for the Easter holiday from noon Friday, April 15 until noon Tuesday, April 19.

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Mar. 30, 2022

I-64 Charlottesville Safety Rest Areas To Use Temporary Restroom Facilities
Previously scheduled maintenance project has been accelerated to begin Friday, April 1; Rest areas will remain open at all times, with temporary restrooms through September 2023

RICHMOND, Va. – Restroom facilities at the Interstate 64 Eastbound and Westbound Charlottesville Safety Rest Areas in Albemarle County will undergo extended maintenance starting Friday, April 1, requiring the use of temporary restroom facilities at both rest areas through September 2023.

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Mar. 11, 2022

VDOT PREPARES AS SNOW RETURNS TO VIRGINIA
Heavy snowfall rates, high winds, sub-freezing temperatures to make travel risky

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation has begun mobilizing to prepare crews and equipment for the return of snow, high winds and sub-freezing temperatures that will decrease visibility and make roads unsafe for travel this weekend.

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Jan. 28, 2022

WINTER WEATHER PREPARATIONS CONTINUE
Crews stand ready; Area motorists should stay off roads during storm

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation crews are monitoring road conditions and are prepared to respond to the winter weather impacting the Commonwealth. Snow is expected to continue into the late afternoon rush hour and into Saturday, with the greatest impact expected along the Eastern Shore. Reduced visibility and an increased potential for downed trees and power lines will make travel hazardous.

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Jan. 27, 2022

VDOT PREPARES FOR WEEKEND WINTER WEATHER
Snow to impact roads statewide

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation has begun mobilizing to pre-treat roadways and prepare crews and equipment for weekend winter weather. The incoming weather system will impact the Commonwealth beginning in the western portion of the state Friday morning and will move east, arriving in the Hampton Roads region Friday evening.

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