2009 News Releases - Statewide

Dec. 22, 2009
CAUTION IS STILL ADVISED IN MOST AREAS
Even clear roads can experience the freeze/thaw cycle

Dec. 21, 2009
ROAD CONDITION UPDATE - 3:15 P.M.
Motorists urged to use caution; refreeze likely in most locations

Dec. 21, 2009
VDOT PROVIDES UPDATE ON ROAD CONDITIONS
Many roads remain snow-packed

Dec. 21, 2009
KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR MORNING COMMUTE
Icy conditions reported this morning

Dec. 20, 2009
LYNCHBURG DISTRICT EVENING ROAD CONDITIONS
Motorists urged to stay off roads

Dec. 20, 2009
MOTORISTS URGED TO AVOID TRAVEL
Cold temperatures and snow lead to icy surfaces

Oct. 26, 2009
HIGHWAY CONTRACTS AWARDED

Oct. 14, 2009
UPDATE: ROUTE 501 RAMP TO BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY
Milling/paving to take place next Saturday, October 24

Oct. 14, 2009
UPDATE: DELAYS POSSIBLE DURING U.S. 460/29 WEST REPAIRS
Repairs to take place on bridge and road surface near former Jumbo’s Restaurant

Oct. 13, 2009
ROUTE 501 RAMP TO ROUTE 460 TO BE CLOSED
Paving to take place on Saturday

Oct. 9, 2009
DELAYS POSSIBLE DURING U.S. 460/29 WEST REPAIRS
Repairs to take place on bridge and road surface near former Jumbo’s Restaurant

Oct. 1, 2009
ROUTE 612 MEETING SET FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
Date incorrectly reported in ad

Sept. 28, 2009
ROUTE 29 (WARDS ROAD) TRAFFIC MOVING
Route 460 East ramp reopens

Sept. 28, 2009
Route 29 (Wards Road) Traffic Slowed Due to Accident
Route 460 East ramp closed

Sept. 4, 2009
UPDATE: US 29 ACCIDENT IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY CLEARED
All lanes now open

Aug. 31, 2009
MOTORISTS MAY EXPECT DELAYS DURING BRIDGE INSPECTIONS

Aug. 14, 2009
PORTION OF ROUTE 128 IN LYNCHBURG REMAINS CLOSED
Westbound Candlers Mountain Road traffic may wish to use alternate routes

July 29, 2009
ROUTE 765 IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY BLOCKED BY ACCIDENT

July 29, 2009
ROUTE 60 IN BUCKINGHAM COUNTY BLOCKED BY ACCIDENT
Multiple vehicles involved in incident near Route 629

July 24, 2009
PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY ROAD REOPENED
Route 863 Bridge inspection complete

July 23, 2009
PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY BRIDGE DAMAGED IN ACCIDENT
Route 863 Bridge struck

July 22, 2009
ROUTE 460/29 ACCESS MANAGEMENT PROJECT UPDATE

July 16, 2009
ROUTE 501 IN CAMPBELL COUNTY CLOSED DUE TO INCIDENT

July 15, 2009
U.S. 460 BYPASS TRAFFIC SLOWED BY BRUSH FIRES
Several fires occurring between Leesville and Greenview Roads in Campbell County

July 10, 2009
ROUTE 58 BUSINESS TRAFFIC TO BE DETOURED
Road closed temporarily for Worsham Street Bridge demolition project

June 29, 2009
CARTER GLASS BRIDGE, US 29 BUSINESS TRAFFIC TO BE ALTERED
Motorists need to be alert to change in traffic pattern

June 22, 2009
US 29 CLOSED BY ACCIDENT
Cattle truck overturns near Galts Mill Road

June 17, 2009
HALIFAX COUNTY HIGHWAY CONTRACT AWARDED
Maintenance work slated on various routes

May 28, 2009
RTE 628 OVER BRIERY CREEK TO CLOSE FOR REPAIRS
Motorists to use alternate routes

May 27, 2009
HIGHWAY WORK PLANNED ON 29 BUSINESS AT CHATHAM
Motorists urged to use caution

May 27, 2009
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY 460 EAST REHAB PROJECT AWARDED

May 21, 2009
STRUCTURAL REPAIRS COMPLETE ON RTE 501 BRIDGE AT SNOWDEN

May 15, 2009
CHARLDON ROAD IN CAMPBELL COUNTY CLOSED
Pipe burst creates sink hole

May 13, 2009
INCIDENT BLOCKS PORTION OF US 360
Motorists should expect delays

May 13, 2009
INCIDENT BLOCKS PORTION OF WATERLICK ROAD
Motorists should expect delays

May 11, 2009
HIGHWAY CONTRACT AWARDED

May 5, 2009
US 29 OPEN FOLLOWING STRUCTURE FIRE

May 5, 2009
MOTORISTS MAY EXPECT DELAYS DUE TO STRUCTURE FIRE
U. S. 29 North remains closed near Lynchburg Regional Airport, southbound lanes open

May 5, 2009
MOTORISTS MAY EXPECT DELAYS DUE TO STRUCTURE FIRE
U. S. 29 closed near Lynchburg Regional Airport

April 30, 2009
MOTORISTS MAY EXPECT DELAYS DURING BRIDGE INSPECTIONS

April 24, 2009
LANES OF RTE 29 IN CAMPBELL COUNTY OPEN AGAIN

April 24, 2009
ACCIDENT CLOSES LANES OF RTE 29 IN CAMPBELL COUNTY

April 23, 2009
HIGHWAY CONTRACTS AWARDED

April 2, 2009
MOTORISTS MAY EXPECT DELAYS DURING BRIDGE INSPECTIONS

April 2, 2009
MOTORISTS FACE CONSTRUCTION ON RTE 29 NEAR AIRPORT
Lane closures and delays possible

March 31, 2009
VDOT ADDRESSING ILLEGAL SIGN ISSUES
Owners face fines and removal of signs

March 31, 2009
BRIDGE CLEANING BEGINS IN AREA
Appomattox and Campbell County work takes place in coming weeks

March 30, 2009
ROUTE 501 BRIDGE AT SNOWDEN RESTRICTED

March 30, 2009
SOUTHBOUND RTE 29 RESTRICTED DURING BRIDGE WORK
Lane closures to last approximately two months

March 17, 2009
BRIDGE CLEANING BEGINS IN AREA
Danville and Pittsylvania County work begins immediately

March 5, 2009
MOTORISTS MAY EXPECT DELAYS DURING BRIDGE INSPECTIONS

March 4, 2009
KEEPING BRIDGES CLEAN MINIMIZES DAMAGE

March 3, 2009
SOME ROADS REOPEN, OTHERS REMAIN CLOSED
Downed trees and power lines create problems

March 3, 2009
CAUTION URGED DURING MORNING TRAVEL
Primary routes are clear, secondary roads still snow/ice covered in many areas

March 2, 2009
4:00 P.M. ROAD CONDITIONS

March 2, 2009
11 A.M. ROAD CONDITIONS

March 2, 2009
WHAT'S NEXT?
Snow ends; temperatures expected to drop

March 2, 2009
HEAVY SNOW BLANKETS AREA
Dangerous driving conditions result

March 2, 2009
HEAVY SNOW REPORTED ACROSS LYNCHBURG DISTRICT

March 1, 2009
APPOMATTOX COUNTY ROAD CLOSED DUE TO DOWNED POWER LINES

March 1, 2009
ICY CONDITIONS - USE CAUTION

March 1, 2009
CAUTION URGED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY
Winter weather expected across area

March 1, 2009
MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION SUNDAY INTO MONDAY
Much of area expected to be covered by snow

Feb. 18, 2009
MOTORISTS ADVISED TO USE CAUTION

Feb. 13, 2009
SMOKE LESSENS ON ROUTE 60 IN BUCKINGHAM COUNTY

Feb. 13, 2009
SMOKE CREATES HAZARD ON ROUTE 60 IN BUCKINGHAM COUNTY

Feb. 3, 2009
MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION DURING TRAVEL
Snow predicted across much of the state

Feb. 3, 2009
ACCIDENT CLOSES SECTION OF ROUTE 58, HALIFAX COUNTY

Feb. 3, 2009
MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION DURING MORNING DRIVE

Feb. 2, 2009
VDOT KEEPING AN EYE ON THE WEATHER

Jan. 29, 2009
ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE
Minor conditions reported in Amherst and Nelson Counties, 5:00 a.m. update

Jan. 28, 2009
MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION DURING OVERNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING TRAVEL

Jan. 28, 2009
MOTORISTS MAY EXPECT DELAYS DURING BRIDGE INSPECTIONS
Lane and/or road closures possible during safety inspections

Jan. 28, 2009
CAUTION URGED DURING MORNING DRIVE
Icy conditions reported in various locations

Jan. 27, 2009
POSSIBLE ICY AREAS OVERNIGHT
Winter weather may impact morning commute

Jan. 27, 2009
ICY ROADS REPORTED
9:00 a.m. conditions

Jan. 26, 2009
ICY ROADS POSSIBLE
Icy precipitation and freezing temperatures may create hazardous conditions

Jan. 22, 2009
UDPATE: ROUTE 644 CLOSURE EXTENDED

Jan. 20, 2009
ROAD CONDITIONS GREATLY IMPROVED
Snow stopped for now; sun shining

Jan. 20, 2009
ROUTE 729 IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY REOPENS
Road closed due to icy conditions and accidents

Jan. 20, 2009
ICY ROADS POSSIBLE
Light snow and freezing temperatures may create hazardous conditions

Jan. 20, 2009
VDOT ADVISES CAUTION DURING MORNING TRAVEL
Snow and freezing temperatures may create hazardous conditions

Jan. 15, 2009
MOTORISTS MAY EXPECT DELAYS DURING BRIDGE INSPECTIONS
Lane and/or road closures possible during safety inspections

Jan. 15, 2009
ROUTE 29 NEAR ROUTE 610 OPEN

Jan. 15, 2009
UDPATE: ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 29 NEAR ROUTE 610

Jan. 15, 2009
MOTORISTS FACE DELAYS ON ROUTE 29 NORTH NEAR ROUTE 151
Accident closes portion of road

Jan. 14, 2009
MOTORISTS FACE DELAYS ON ROUTE 501 NEAR VOLENS
Tractor trailer accident closes portion of road

Jan. 14, 2009
HIGHWAY CONTRACT AWARDED
Pipe replacement and rehabilitation to take place at twenty-one locations

Jan. 7, 2009
MOTORISTS MAY EXPECT DELAYS DURING BRIDGE INSPECTIONS
Lane and/or road closures possible during safety inspections

Jan. 6, 2009
ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE ACROSS REGION
Heavy rain and/or freezing rain possible in some areas

Jan. 6, 2009
RAIN FALLING ACROSS REGION
Low temperatures may create some freezing conditions, heavy rain may create flooding issues

Jan. 5, 2009
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR PORTION OF AREA
Amherst County included in alert

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