Jennifer Gwaltney 757-925-2583

May 7, 2012


SUFFOLK– The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)’s Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) station in Hampton Roads has moved to a new station. Traffic information is now airing on 1680AM.  

Previously located at 610AM, the Highway Advisory Radio station advises the public of current traffic conditions on Hampton Roads highways, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The transition to 1680AM began early last week and was completed by Friday, May 4, on the Southside and the Peninsula.

“VDOT is always looking for ways to improve upon the traffic and travel information system. The change to a higher frequency could potentially improve the sound quality of the broadcasts,” said Dwayne Cook, VDOT Regional Operations Director, Eastern Region.

VDOT began announcing the move to 1680AM in March on its HAR broadcasts and overhead electronic message signs. The static roadside signs near the twelve transmitter sites have been replaced with the new station identification.


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