2012 News Releases - Hampton Roads

Dec. 20, 2012
Governor McDonnell Announces That Commonwealth Signs Comprehensive Agreement and Reaches Financial Close to Build the New Route 460 in Southeast Virginia
~Project to greatly improve transportation, create thousands of jobs and have a multi-billion dollar economic impact~

Dec. 7, 2012
WORK BEGINS TO REROUTE ELIZABETH RIVER TRAIL

Nov. 27, 2012
FHWA HOSTING PUBLIC BRIEFING ON INTERSTATE 564 INTERMODAL CONNECTOR PROJECT
Public invited to learn more about the project’s scope

Nov. 2, 2012
VDOT CREWS ASSIST IN RECOVERY EFFORTS DURING HURRICANE SANDY
Eastern Shore roadways have been cleared of debris, some water remains

Nov. 1, 2012
VDOT HIRES KAREN MEYERS AS THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE HAMPTON ROADS PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
Meyers Joins the Agency as the new Special Projects Public Affairs Specialist

Oct. 26, 2012
SAFETY SERVICE PATROL READY TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE DURING HURRICANE SANDY

Oct. 25, 2012
VDOT CREWS ARE WELL PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SANDY
All roads and facilities prepared for potential hurricane conditions

Oct. 24, 2012
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD HOLDS SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM MEETING
Public is invited to review and comment on multimodal transportation projects

Oct. 15, 2012
I-64 EAST HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL TO VIRGINIA BEACH WILL CLOSE OVERNIGHT THIS WEEKEND, OCTOBER 19-22
Traffic will be detoured to the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel; motorists should expect up to a half-mile delay

Oct. 5, 2012
MOTORIST ALERT – TUNNEL CLOSURE: VIRGINIA’S I-64 EAST HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL TO NORFOLK AND VIRGINIA BEACH WILL CLOSE WEEKEND NIGHTS OCTOBER 19-22
Traffic will be detoured to I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel; motorists should expect up to a half-mile delay

Sept. 26, 2012
JAMES RIVER BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: TWO-WAY NORTH/SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC TO BE MAINTAINED DURING WEEKEND WORK
VDOT finds solution to help ease impacts

Sept. 21, 2012
JAMES RIVER BRIDGE WORK RESCHEDULED
No work scheduled at the HRBT east at this time

Sept. 21, 2012
VDOT ANNOUNCES LESSONS LEARNED AND PLANS MOVING FORWARD REGARDING CROSSING CLOSURES
HRBT closure tentatively scheduled for after Columbus Day

Sept. 17, 2012
VDOT TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND WORK ON HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL AND JAMES RIVER BRIDGE

Sept. 16, 2012
STATEMENT ON MULTIPLE FACILITY CLOSURES IN HAMPTON ROADS ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
Statement from Dennis Heuer, P.E. DBIA, VDOT Hampton Roads District Administrator:

Sept. 10, 2012
MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS BEGIN AT MULTIPLE WATER CROSSINGS THIS WEEKEND
Motorists should use detours in place and anticipate delays

Sept. 6, 2012
PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON BERKLEY BRIDGE LIFT SCHEDULE
United States Coast Guard is accepting comments on the temporary deviation

Aug. 29, 2012
MULTIPLE WATER CROSSINGS TO CLOSE FOR MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS
Motorists should use detours in place and anticipate delays

Aug. 17, 2012
Middle Ground Boulevard Extension Project Ready to Begin
Construction scheduled to start the week of August 20

July 13, 2012
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE OF DOWNTOWN/MIDTOWN TUNNELS IS FORMALLY TRANSFERRED TO ERC
Safety remains the top priority during the seamless transfer

July 12, 2012
VDOT Moves Forward with Adaptive Traffic Control
New technology to control traffic signals along George Washington Memorial Highway in York County

June 29, 2012
E-ZPASS SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE AT THE CHESAPEAKE DMV
Transponders can be obtained immediately for opening of Jordan Bridge

May 31, 2012
THE LOCALS KNOW THE I-664 MONITOR-MERRIMAC MEMORIAL BRIDGE-TUNNEL IS THE WAY TO GO
I-664 recommended for those heading to Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks

May 30, 2012
INTERSTATE 264 IN VIRGINIA BEACH GETTING MUCH NEEDED ROAD ENHANCEMENTS
Two concrete projects are currently out for advertisement

May 7, 2012
HIGHWAY ADVISORY RADIO MOVES TO 1680AM

May 2, 2012
VDOT WILL NOT CLOSE THE I-64 HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL THE WEEKENDS OF MAY 4 OR MAY 11

May 1, 2012
VDOT IDENTIFIES OPERATIONS TRANSFER DATE FOR ELIZABETH RIVER TUNNEL FACILITIES
Recruitment Sessions Prepare Existing Employees

May 1, 2012
PAVE-IN-PLACE RECYCLING PROJECT TO BEGIN IN ISLE OF WIGHT THIS WEEK
VDOT using innovative process to remedy roadway issues on Route 17

April 26, 2012
VDOT CLOSING WATER CROSSINGS THIS WEEKEND
Motorists should use detours in place and anticipate delays

April 26, 2012
CONTRACTOR INJURED IN WORK ZONE DURING WORK ZONE SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK
Driver was drunk according to state police

April 20, 2012
I-664 South MMMBT CLOSURE POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
I-64 High Rise Bridge work will continue as planned for Sunday, April 22

April 18, 2012
VDOT WILL CLOSE MULTIPLE FACILITIES FOR MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS
Motorists should use detours in place and anticipate delays

April 17, 2012
VDOT TO HOST CITIZEN INFORMATION MEETINGS FOR THE I-64 HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

April 11, 2012
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE ON FORT EUSTIS BOULEVARD
Work completed on time and within budget

April 10, 2012
VDOT WILL CLOSE I-664 MONITOR-MERRIMAC MEMORIAL BRIDGE-TUNNEL SOUTHBOUND LANES FOR PAVING OPERATIONS
Motorists should use detours in place and anticipate delays

April 5, 2012
AREA WATER CROSSINGS OPEN TO TRAFFIC THIS WEEKEND
Scheduled weekend closures to resume Friday, April 13

April 3, 2012
VDOT HOSTING A SERIES OF PUBLIC MEETINGS ON PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS IN HAMPTON ROADS
Find out more about Patriots Crossing, the I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and the I-64 Peninsula environmental studies

April 3, 2012
VDOT HOSTING TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING PATRIOT’S CROSSING PROPOSED LOCATIONS
Media invited to see proposed location and environmental reassessment

March 27, 2012
VDOT WILL CLOSE MULTIPLE FACILITIES THIS WEEKEND FOR PAVING OPERATIONS
Motorists should use detours in place and anticipate delays

March 22, 2012
VDOT WILL CLOSE I-664 NORTHBOUND LANES AT THE MONITOR-MERRIMAC MEMORIAL BRIDGE-TUNNEL THIS WEEKEND
Motorists should use the Route 17 James River Bridge or the I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel as alternate routes

March 15, 2012
REMINDER: VDOT WILL CLOSE I-64 EASTBOUND LANES AT THE HIGH RISE BRIDGE THIS WEEKEND
Motorists should use I-264 Downtown Tunnel and the Gilmerton Bridge as alternate routes

March 15, 2012
VDOT WILL CLOSE I-664 NORTHBOUND LANES AT THE MONITOR-MERRIMAC MEMORIAL BRIDGE-TUNNEL NEXT WEEKEND
Motorists should use the Route 17 James River Bridge I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel as alternate routes or the

March 13, 2012
VDOT WILL CLOSE I-64 EASTBOUND LANES AT THE HIGH RISE BRIDGE THIS WEEKEND
Motorists should use I-264 Downtown Tunnel and the Gilmerton Bridge as alternate routes

March 6, 2012
VDOT WILL CLOSE I-64 EASTBOUND LANES AT THE HIGH RISE BRIDGE FOR TWO MORE WEEKENDS
Motorists should use I-264 Downtown Tunnel and the Gilmerton Bridge as alternate routes

March 2, 2012
HIGH RISE BRIDGE CLOSURES REVISED FOR THIS WEEKEND
Motorists should use I-264 Downtown Tunnel and the Gilmerton Bridge beginning March 2

Feb. 29, 2012
VDOT RECEIVES GRAND AWARD FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE
Chincoteague Bridge and Marsh Island Connector Project Honored for Outstanding Engineering Accomplishment

Feb. 28, 2012
SPEED LIMIT TO INCREASE ON PORTIONS OF I-64 AND I-664
Change to take effect beginning March 1

Feb. 27, 2012
VDOT WILL CLOSE I-64 EASTBOUND LANES AT THE HIGH RISE BRIDGE FOR TWO WEEKENDS
Motorists should use I-264 Downtown Tunnel and the Gilmerton Bridge beginning March 2

Feb. 15, 2012
Commissioner Awards Nine Contracts Totaling $13 Million

Jan. 26, 2012
NEARLY 150 SMALL, LOCAL BUSINESSES ATTEND SMALL BUSINESS TEAMING WORKSHOP
Attendees learn about contract opportunities associated with the Downtown Tunnel/Midtown Tunnel/MLK Extension Project

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