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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.
April 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.
April 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.
April 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.
March 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.
March 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.
January 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.
January 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.