2011 News Releases - Hampton Roads

Dec. 5, 2011
GOV. MCDONNELL ANNOUNCES CONTRACT TO BUILD SECOND MIDTOWN TUNNEL IN HAMPTON ROADS
VDOT signs comprehensive agreement with private sector for new Midtown Tunnel/MLK Extension Project

Oct. 19, 2011
HAMPTON ROADS TRANSPORTATION MEETING IS OCT. 24
Board seeks input on highways, rail and transit projects

Sept. 30, 2011
NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL INSTALLED AT THE CENTERVILLE/LONGHILL ROAD INTERSECTION 
Signal scheduled for full activation on October 4, 2011

Sept. 15, 2011
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD SCHEDULES PUBLIC MEETINGS

Aug. 30, 2011
JAMESTOWN-SCOTLAND FERRY BACK TO FULL SERVICE LATE TUESDAY EVENING
Ferry system will resume 24/7 operations

Aug. 30, 2011
JAMESTOWN-SCOTLAND FERRY SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO RUN AT REDUCED CAPACITY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Aug. 29, 2011
VDOT CREWS ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO RESTORE THE REGION’S ROADWAY NETWORK
Citizens are asked to be patient and use precaution when traveling

Aug. 28, 2011
ROUTE 58 MIDTOWN TUNNEL IS NOW OPEN
Tunnel is open to all traffic

Aug. 28, 2011
VDOT ASSESSING CONDITIONS SINCE FIRST LIGHT WORKING TO OPEN ROADS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE
Motorists should be alert to work crews throughout the district

Aug. 27, 2011
Crews Will Begin Assessing Damage When Tropical Storm Winds Subside
VDOT crews to work throughout the night to clear roads

Aug. 27, 2011
VDOT CREWS MONITORING BRIDGE-TUNNEL FACILITIES
Storm Conditions May Trigger Closure

Aug. 26, 2011
MOTORISTS SHOULD AVOID DRIVING DURING TROPICAL STORM WEATHER CONDITIONS
Conditions are expected to deteriorate early Saturday morning

Aug. 25, 2011
I-64 WEST IS ONE OF MANY EVACUATION ROUTES
Motorists should take the evacuation route closest to their place of origin

Aug. 25, 2011
VDOT TO TEST TIDE GATES AT TUNNELS FRIDAY MORNING
Jamestown-Scotland Ferry to Suspend Service on Friday at 10 a.m.

Aug. 25, 2011
VDOT PREPARING TO CLOSE MIDTOWN TUNNEL AND SUSPEND SERVICE OF THE JAMESTOWN-SCOTLAND FERRY
Storm Conditions Likely to Trigger Closure

Aug. 25, 2011
VDOT’S ROLE IN HURRICANE RESPONSE
Important Information for Hampton Roads Residents

Aug. 24, 2011
VDOT CREWS ARE WELL PREPARED FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE
VDOT is on alert for potential hurricane conditions in Hampton Roads

July 15, 2011
YOUNG MINDS FOCUS ON TRANSPORTATION CAREERS
National Summer Transportation Institute Students Explore Their Possibilities

May 23, 2011
MULTIPLE PHASE PROJECT BEGINS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE POTHOLES A THING OF THE PAST FOR I-64
Crews repairing interstate as part of a concrete rehabilitation project

May 23, 2011
VDOT ENCOURAGES MOTORISTS SEEKING SUN AND SAND TO USE ALTERNATE ROUTE FOR SUMMER TRAVEL
I-664 recommended for those heading to Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks

April 29, 2011
DENBIGH HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS SWEEP THE COMPETITION IN THE 2011 SENIOR SAFETY CHALLENGE
Students participate in staggering numbers and secure the win

April 28, 2011
VDOT AND JAMES CITY COUNTY PARTNER ON DEBRIS REMOVAL EFFORTS AFTER DESTRUCTION FROM STORMS
Grove Area in James City County has two scheduled debris removal dates

April 21, 2011
TRANSPORTATION BOARD RELEASES DRAFT SIX-YEAR PLAN
Governor’s legislative package will advance Hampton Roads projects

April 15, 2011
HOV LAW FOR HYBRID VEHICLES EXTENDED
Clean fuel license plate is required for HOV-1

April 15, 2011
TUNNEL EFFECT BRAKING ALLEVIATED FOR I-64 HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL
Lighting system upgrade improves safety for motorists

April 4, 2011
VDOT CREWS WRAP UP MONTH LONG POTHOLE BLITZ
More than 10,184 potholes were filled

April 4, 2011
VDOT PERSONIFIES EMPLOYEES IN WORK ZONES TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE FACES BEHIND THE CONES
Work Zone Safety Awareness Week promotes attentive driving habits

March 21, 2011
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE FOR JAMES CITY COUNTY’S CONGESTION AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Traffic making right hand turns will flow freely at intersection

Feb. 4, 2011
WESTBOUND CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR THE I-264 DOWNTOWN TUNNEL BEGINNING FEBRUARY 18
Motorists should use alternate routes: I-464, I-64 High Rise Bridge and the Midtown Tunnel

Jan. 25, 2011
VDOT HIRES BROOKE GROW AS THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE HAMPTON ROADS PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
Grow Joins the Agency as the New Public Affairs Specialist

Jan. 20, 2011
SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED FOR SEWELLS ROAD AND PRINCESS ANNE ROAD INTERSECTION
Work to begin in February

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