News Releases - Salem

Sept. 24, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC SWITCH SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW ON ROUTE 220 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Sept. 20, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUNDABOUT AT ROUTE 122 AND HARDY ROAD IN FRANKLIN COUNTY TO OPEN TO TRAFFIC
Watch for new traffic pattern starting September 26

Aug. 30, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT HEAVY TRAFFIC IN HILLSVILLE, VIRGINIA FOR LABOR DAY FLEA MARKET AND GUN SHOW

Aug. 13, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 460 TRAFFIC TO BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION AT MONTVALE
Wilkerson Mill Road traffic will be detoured to access Route 460

Aug. 12, 2021
ROUTE 220 SLOPE REPAIRS TO BEGIN IN ROANOKE COUNTY NEAR CROSSBOW CIRCLE INTERSECTION
Work involves stabilizing the slope and building a retaining wall

Aug. 2, 2021
‘PARDON OUR DUST’ MEETING SCHEDULED FOR ROUTE 58 LOVERS LEAP WIDENING PROJECT IN PATRICK COUNTY

July 26, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 RAMP CLOSURES TO ROUTE 8 SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

July 2, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: DRY HOLLOW ROAD IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO CLOSE FOR ENGINEERING STUDIES ON FUTURE PROJECT

June 29, 2021
INTERSTATE 81 WIDENING PROJECT BETWEEN EXITS 137 AND 141 CONTRACT AWARDED
Design is underway with construction expected to begin in late 2021 or early 2022

June 14, 2021
VDOT HOLDS VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING FOR DIVERGING DIAMOND INTERCHANGE PROJECT AT ROUTE 419 AND ROUTE 220

May 7, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC SHIFT AND TURN RESTRICTIONS TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK ON WILLIAMSON ROAD IN ROANOKE

May 7, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXTENDED LANE AND EXIT CLOSURES BEGIN NEXT WEEK ON INTERSTATE 81 IN NORTHERN BOTETOURT COUNTY

May 6, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 RAMP CLOSURES TO ROUTE 8 SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK FOR PAVING OPERATIONS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

April 7, 2021
VDOT HOLDS VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROJECT TO IMPROVE SEVEN ROUTE 220 INTERSECTIONS

April 3, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC SWITCH SCHEDULED FOR ORANGE AVENUE IN ROANOKE NEXT WEEK

April 2, 2021
$300 MILLION PROJECT TO WIDEN ROUTE 58 OVER LOVERS LEAP MOUNTAIN IN PATRICK COUNTY PROCEEDS

March 5, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: WESTBOUND ROUTE 460 RIGHT LANE IN GILES COUNTY RESTORED WITH MUDSLIDE REPAIRS COMPLETE

Feb. 25, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: ADDITIONAL LANES OF ROUTE 460 IN GILES COUNTY OPENED FOLLOWING MUDSLIDE
One westbound lane and another eastbound lane open now

Feb. 24, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: VDOT OPENS ONE EASTBOUND LANE OF ROUTE 460 IN GILES COUNTY AS MUDSLIDE REPAIRS CONTINUE
One westbound lane may reopen before weekend, weather permitting

Feb. 23, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 DAYTIME LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR PAVING REPAIRS THIS WEEK IN PULASKI COUNTY

Feb. 22, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 460 IN GILES COUNTY, VIRGINIA, COMPLETELY CLOSED AGAIN
One open eastbound lane closed again as rain causes more movement in mudslide

Feb. 22, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 460 IN GILES COUNTY, VIRGINIA, BLOCKED BY MUDSLIDE WITH ONLY ONE EASTBOUND LANE OPEN
Westbound Route 460 traffic will need to use alternate routes

Feb. 19, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: WATCH OUT FOR ICY PATCHES ON ROADS DURING MORNING COMMUTE
Overnight refreeze may caused icy spots on previously treated roads

Feb. 18, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT MAKES PROGRESS ON PLOWING AND TREATING ROADS BUT STORM IMPACTS CONTINUE
Downed trees and overnight refreeze among concerns

Feb. 18, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: AVOID TRAVEL AS STORM CONTINUES IN WESTERN VIRGINIA
VDOT plowing and treating roads as wintry mix creates slick and icy conditions

Feb. 17, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: AVOID TRAVEL DURING FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW EVENT
VDOT pretreating roads ahead of next round of winter weather

Feb. 12, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: CONTINUE TO MONITOR WEATHER FORECASTS AND ADJUST TRAVEL AROUND WEEKEND THREAT OF ICY ROADS

Feb. 12, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: OVERNIGHT WINTRY MIX COVERS MANY ROADS IN SLUSH, FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW
Watch for slick spots on interstates and primary roads and slush and snow on secondary routes

Feb. 11, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: POSSIBLE SLICK ROADS TONIGHT AND INTO THE WEEKEND AS RAIN MAY CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN OR SNOW
Drivers urged to watch forecast and avoid travel during potential ice event

Feb. 7, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE BUT BEWARE REFREEZING TONIGHT WITH SEVERE TEMPERATURE DROP
VDOT plowed and treated secondary roads today

Feb. 7, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO IMPROVE LATER TODAY WITH WARMER TEMPERATURES
Some roads currently covered with snow and others have slick spots

Feb. 6, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT READIES FOR WEEKEND WINTER STORM

Feb. 2, 2021
HIGH WINDS CREATING BLOW-OVER HAZARD ON INTERSTATE 77 IN VIRGINIA JUST NORTH OF NORTH CAROLINA STATE LINE
Commercial vehicles 25,000 pounds or less should seek alternate routes and avoid Fancy Gap Mountain

Feb. 1, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: DRIVERS SHOULD WATCH OUT FOR ICY ROADS ON MORNING COMMUTE
Refreezing and freezing rain overnight have created icy patches

Jan. 31, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT WILL CONTINUE PLOWING ROADS INTO THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT
Cold overnight temperatures may cause refreezing tonight and tomorrow morning

Jan. 31, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: SNOW COVERS ROADS THROUGHOUT WESTERN VIRGINIA
Avoid travel until conditions improve

Jan. 30, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT PREPARES FOR NEXT ROUND OF WINTER WEATHER
Adjust travel around the storm as hazardous driving conditions are expected

Jan. 28, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: USE CAUTION AS REFREEZING AND DRIFTING SNOW COULD IMPACT ROADS THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT
Cold temperatures mean many plowed secondary roads remain covered with a layer of frozen snow

Jan. 28, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: WATCH FOR SLICK SPOTS ON INTERSTATES AND MOST MAIN ROADS
Secondary roads in the New River Valley, Hillsville area and higher elevations covered in snow

Jan. 27, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: EXPECT POSSIBLE SNOW-COVERED ROADS OVERNIGHT AND INTO THURSDAY

Jan. 25, 2021
VDOT SCHEDULES VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING FOR INTERSTATE 81 WIDENING BETWEEN EXITS 137 AND 141

Jan. 15, 2021
ROUTE 40 TO CLOSE FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT OVER THARP CREEK IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

Jan. 7, 2021
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT PRE-TREATING ROADS AHEAD OF WINTER WEATHER
Drivers encouraged to plan travel around forecasted event

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