2012 News Releases - Culpeper

Dec. 28, 2012
VDOT PREPARED FOR WEEKEND SNOW
Motorists advised to check 511 before traveling, drive with caution

Dec. 26, 2012
CENTRAL VA. ROAD CONDITIONS REMAIN SLIPPERY
Motorists urged to drive with caution, check 511 for latest weather, road conditions

Dec. 26, 2012
SLICK ROADS IN SOME PARTS OF CENTRAL VA.
Motorists urged to drive with caution, check 511 for latest weather, road conditions

Dec. 25, 2012
VDOT READY FOR FORECAST WINTER STORM
Motorists urged to drive with caution, check 511 for latest weather, road conditions

Dec. 21, 2012
NORTHBOUND RT. 29 LEFT-TURN LANE CLOSED AT OPAL
Lane closed Dec. 27 and 28 for work in median

Dec. 17, 2012
NORTHBOUND RT. 29 LEFT-TURN LANE CLOSED AT OPAL
Lane closed Dec. 19 and 20 for drainage pipe installation

Dec. 17, 2012
IVY BRIDGE PROJECTS SUBJECT OF DEC. 20 HEARING
VDOT invites input on Dick Woods Road, Broomley Road bridge replacements

Dec. 6, 2012
ROUTE 639 IN CULPEPER TO CLOSE DEC. 10-23
VDOT will install box culvert at Indian Run; motorists advised to use detour

Nov. 30, 2012
ROAD WORK TO AFFECT TRAFFIC ON ROUTES 642, 670 IN MADISON
VDOT will perform pipe replacement, paving early next week

Nov. 21, 2012
U.S. 29/U.S. 250 BYPASS INTERCHANGE HEARING IS NOV. 27
VDOT invites comment on proposed improvements to safety, traffic flow

Nov. 21, 2012
PAVING WORK TO OCCUR ON ROUTE 29 AT BRANCHLANDS BLVD.
Left turn lane from southbound Rt. 29 will be closed Nov. 27-28

Nov. 19, 2012
RT. 670 IN MADISON COUNTY TO CLOSE NOV. 26-30
VDOT to stabilize eroded bank of Robinson River in Criglersville

Nov. 7, 2012
JOEL DeNUNZIO NAMED CHARLOTTESVILLE RESIDENCY ADMINISTRATOR
Veteran VDOT engineer has worked in Central Virginia since 2006

Oct. 31, 2012
495 EXPRESS LANES TO OPEN AS EARLY AS NOV. 17

Oct. 31, 2012
CONDITIONS IMPROVING ON CENTRAL VA. ROADS
22 secondary roads remain closed in VDOT’s Culpeper District

Oct. 30, 2012
32 ROADS REMAIN CLOSED IN CENTRAL VA.
VDOT crews reopening roads as water recedes, debris and power lines are cleared

Oct. 30, 2012
CULPEPER TRANSPORTATION MEETING WILL PROCEED AS SCHEDULED
Public input sought on highway, rail and transit projects

Oct. 30, 2012
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE WORKING TO CLEAR ROADS
Flooding, downed trees and power lines have closed 57 routes in Central Va.

Oct. 30, 2012
ROADS ACROSS CENTRAL VA. CLOSED DUE TO STORM
Travel remains hazardous; VDOT crews working with utility crews to clear roads

Oct. 29, 2012
VDOT CREWS ON DUTY OVERNIGHT IN CENTRAL VA.
Motorists urged to postpone travel as Sandy’s winds, rain strengthen

Oct. 29, 2012
WEATHER CANCELS HEARING ON RT. 637 AND 677 BRIDGES
Design public hearing will be rescheduled

Oct. 28, 2012
VDOT PREPARED FOR SEVERE WEATHER IN CENTRAL VA.
Motorists should pay attention to local media, avoid travel during height of storm

Oct. 24, 2012
CULPEPER DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION MEETING IS NOV. 1
Secretary of Transportation, CTB members seek input on highway, rail and transit projects

Oct. 24, 2012
PUBLIC HEARING WILL COVER TWO BRIDGE PROJECTS IN IVY
VDOT invites input on Dick Woods Rd., Broomley Rd. bridge replacements

Oct. 10, 2012
SOUTHBOUND RT. 29 TRAFFIC REDUCED TO ONE LANE AT OPAL
Shoulder work will keep one lane closed through afternoon peak traffic

Oct. 1, 2012
RT. 619 BRIDGE IN GREENE CO. WILL BE REPLACED
Dundee Road will close to through traffic at the South River from Oct. 9 to Dec. 7

Sept. 26, 2012
PUBLIC INVITED TO REVIEW RT. 29 BYPASS ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT
Citizen information meeting will be held from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 27 at Jack Jouett Middle School

Sept. 21, 2012
VDOT COMPLETES JPA BRIDGE, JARMANS GAP ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
Two construction projects in Charlottesville, Albemarle Co. delivered on schedule

Sept. 20, 2012
RT. 784 BRIDGE IN ALBEMARLE CO. WILL CLOSE SEPT. 24
Project will replace superstructure on bridge over Turkey Run Creek

Sept. 14, 2012
VDOT TO HOLD HEARING ON RT. 614 IMPROVEMENTS
Public comment on intersection project invited at Sept. 25 meeting

Aug. 31, 2012
RT. 621 RAPPAHANNOCK CO. BRIDGE WILL CLOSE SEPT. 10
12-day project will replace superstructure on bridge over Covington River

Aug. 30, 2012
RT. 29 BYPASS MEETING MOVED TO JACK JOUETT MIDDLE SCHOOL
Citizen information meeting will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 27

Aug. 29, 2012
OVERNIGHT TRAFFIC SHIFTS TO OCCUR ON RT. 15/29 AT OPAL
Lane closures on Sept. 5 and 6 will allow for erection of bridge beams

Aug. 27, 2012
RT. 29 BYPASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT RELEASED
Citizen information meeting will be held on Sept. 27

Aug. 21, 2012
RT. 637 IN IVY TO CLOSE FOR TWO WEEKS FOR BRIDGE WORK
Replacement of bridge over Ivy Creek will begin August 27

Aug. 17, 2012
NIGHT PAVING WILL AFFECT TRAFFIC ON RT. 666 IN CULPEPER
Motorists should expect delays from 6 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. beginning Aug. 19

Aug. 9, 2012
WORK WILL BEGIN AUG. 13 ON RT. 29 TURN-LANE EXTENSION
Project will increase capacity of left-turn lanes at Rt. 33 intersection in Ruckersville

July 31, 2012
VDOT OPERATORS SHINE IN EQUIPMENT COMPETITION
Five will represent district in statewide skills assessment; Conners wins Virginia low-boy event

July 20, 2012
CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON RT. 53 ROUNDABOUT IN FLUVANNA
Intersection realignment will improve safety, efficiency of traffic flow at Route 600

July 20, 2012
SUMERDUCK RUN BRIDGE IS SUBJECT OF PUBLIC HEARING
VDOT invites input on proposed project at July 31 hearing

July 20, 2012
PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON BLACK CAT RD. PROJECT
VDOT will hold design public hearing on July 25

July 10, 2012
MUTTON HOLLOW RD. IN STANARDSVILLE TO CLOSE JULY 16
Installation of box culvert at Swift Run to be completed October 15

June 29, 2012
FIVE HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AWARDED
Contracts include rural rustic roads, intersection improvements and sign upgrades

June 28, 2012
DISTRICT RECEIVES NEARLY $2 MILLION IN ENHANCEMENT ALLOCATIONS
Five projects include streetscape improvements, sidewalks and bike share program

June 18, 2012
U.S. 29/U.S. 250 BYPASS INTERCHANGE PUBLIC MEETING JUNE 20
Proposed improvements will increase safety at major highway junction

June 13, 2012
SHADWELL BRIDGE WILL OPEN ON FRIDAY
Restoration completed, Rt. 250 reopened to through traffic three weeks early

June 1, 2012
MCCORMICK RD. CLOSING JUNE 4 TO FINISH BRIDGE WORK
Six-hour closure to pedestrians, vehicles necessary for emergency repairs

May 31, 2012
MCCORMICK ROAD CLOSED JUNE 1 FOR BRIDGE WORK
Six-hour closure to pedestrians, vehicles necessary for emergency repairs

May 29, 2012
TRUCKS TEMPORARILY BANNED FROM TWO SHADWELL ROADS
Truck traffic should use Interstate 64 detour to avoid Route 250 bridge closure

May 11, 2012
7 FIRMS SUBMIT PRICE PROPOSALS FOR ROUTE 29 BYPASS
Bids will be posted on VDOT’s web site

May 3, 2012
EXTENSION ANNOUNCED FOR RT. 29 BYPASS PRICE PROPOSALS
Proposals due on May 9, opening scheduled on May 11

April 27, 2012
VDOT COMPLETING WORK FOR SHADWELL BRIDGE CLOSURE
Route 250 bridge will close to traffic at 9 a.m. on May 1 to complete restoration project

April 24, 2012
SPERRYVILLE BRIDGE CLOSURE BEGINS APRIL 30
Message boards in place to notify motorists of detour routes

April 20, 2012
NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK IS APRIL 23-27
VDOT urges motorists to be vigilant in highway work zones and “Go Orange” on April 25

April 20, 2012
MESSAGE BOARDS IN PLACE FOR SHADWELL BRIDGE CLOSURE
Ten-week closure on Route 250 begins May 1

April 18, 2012
7 FIRMS SUBMIT TECHNICAL PROPOSALS FOR ROUTE 29 BYPASS
Price proposals for project are due May 3

April 17, 2012
SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS TO RT. 53 CORRIDOR PROPOSED
Two intersection projects are subject of April 25 hearing

April 6, 2012
SHADWELL BRIDGE WILL CLOSE MAY 1
Ten-week closure on Route 250 allows for replacement of aged bridge deck

April 2, 2012
BIKE LANES, SIDEWALK COMING TO RT. 1015 IN FLUVANNA
Work will begin April 10 near Lake Monticello

March 30, 2012
BATTLE RUN BRIDGE REPLACEMENT BEGINS APRIL 9
Rt. 729 in Rappahannock County will remained closed through early October

March 27, 2012
VDOT SEEKS INPUT ON RT. 6 BRIDGE PROJECT IN FLUVANNA
Replacement of Rivanna River bridge is subject of April 4 design hearing

March 21, 2012
RT. 743 BRIDGE IN EARLYSVILLE TO CLOSE FOR TWO WEEKS
Replacement of bridge over Jacob’s Run set for March 26

March 20, 2012
CONTRACTOR TO START WORK ON SPERRYVILLE BRIDGE
Mobilization begins March 26, three-month closure expected in early May

March 13, 2012
VDOT, ALBEMARLE CO. PLAN FOR RT. 250 BRIDGE CLOSURE
Public outreach begins in preparation for 10-week shutdown in early May

March 5, 2012
MORNING SNOW MAKES ROADS SLICK IN CENTRAL VA.
Conditions reported as moderate; motorists urged to use caution

March 1, 2012
ROUTE 17 AT OPAL WILL CLOSE BRIEFLY FRIDAY FOR BLASTING
Work is part of Opal interchange project in Fauquier County

Feb. 20, 2012
SLICK CONDITIONS REPORTED ON SOME CENTRAL VA. ROADS
Motorists urged to drive with caution Monday morning; check 511 for latest road conditions

Feb. 19, 2012
MOTORISTS URGED TO DRIVE WITH CAUTION OVERNIGHT
Road conditions vary widely across Central Va.; check 511 for updates

Feb. 17, 2012
VDOT CREWS PREPARE FOR WINTER WEATHER
Forecast calls for snow beginning early Sunday; motorists urged to drive cautiously

Feb. 2, 2012
TRUCK RESTRICTION POSTED ON RT. 620 IN CULPEPER
Through trucks banned; bridge project nears completion with opening of new span

Jan. 25, 2012
PUBLIC INVITED TO HEARING ON ROUTE 53 IMPROVEMENTS
February 2 hearing to cover three safety projects proposed in Albemarle County

Jan. 22, 2012
SLICK CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT DUE TO FREEZING RAIN
VDOT crews on duty to monitor, treat roadways

Jan. 21, 2012
ICY CONDITIONS LIKELY TONIGHT, EARLY SUNDAY
Motorists urged to drive with caution, check 511 for latest weather, road conditions

Jan. 21, 2012
SLIPPERY CONDITIONS REPORTED ON CENTRAL VA. ROADS
Motorists urged to drive with caution, check 511 for latest weather, road conditions

Jan. 20, 2012
MOTORISTS URGED TO DRIVE CAUTIOUSLY OVERNIGHT
VDOT crews on duty to respond to forecast winter conditions

Jan. 4, 2012
VDOT TO OPEN MEADOW CREEK PARKWAY ON JAN. 6
Albemarle County will rename county portion of roadway for Senator John Warner

Jan. 3, 2012
VDOT TO HOLD HEARING ON RT. 607 IMPROVEMENTS
Public comment invited at January 11 hearing

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