2011 News Releases - Lynchburg

Dec. 30, 2011
ROADSIDE OPERATIONS MAY CREATE DELAYS ON ROUTE 307
Motorists should be alert to slow moving equipment

Dec. 23, 2011
TYE RIVER BRIDGE OPENING DELAYED
Weather and other events prevent pre-Christmas opening

Dec. 20, 2011
TYE RIVER BRIDGE OPENING DELAYED
Weather and other events prevent pre-Christmas opening

Nov. 30, 2011
ROUTE 29 NORTH TRAFFIC AT TYE RIVER TO MOVE TO NEW STRUCTURE
Switch to take place prior to winter holidays

Nov. 15, 2011
YOUNGBLOOD PROMOTED TO VDOT PLANNER

Nov. 8, 2011
PIPE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE PORTION OF ROUTE 634 (OLD ROBERTS MOUNTAIN ROAD) IN NELSON COUNTY

Nov. 7, 2011
VDOT TO HOST ODD FELLOW ROAD INTERCHANGE PROJECT CITIZEN INFORMATION MEETING

Nov. 1, 2011
Incident on Route 307 in Prince Edward County
Multiple vehicles involved

Oct. 24, 2011
ROUTE 680, NELSON COUNTY CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC
Road closed temporarily for repairs

Oct. 24, 2011
ROADSIDE OPERATIONS MAY CREATE DELAYS ON ROUTE 307
Motorists should be alert to slow moving equipment

Oct. 24, 2011
CANDLERS MOUNTAIN ROAD LANE CLOSURE WILL CREATE DELAYS

Oct. 3, 2011
CEREMONY TO MARK OPENING OF FRANKLIN TURNPIKE EXTENSION

Sept. 29, 2011
ROUTE 56 BRIDGE TO BE NAMED FOR LOCAL CITIZEN
Nelson County Board memorializes Leonard Alexander Snead

Sept. 27, 2011
ROUTE 151 IN NELSON COUNTY OPEN

Sept. 27, 2011
ROUTE 151 IN NELSON COUNTY CLOSED

Sept. 23, 2011
ROUTE 646 DAMAGE IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY CLARIFIED
Flooding, downed trees reported in several counties

Sept. 23, 2011
HEAVY RAIN CREATES DRIVING ISSUES
Flooding, downed trees reported in Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward Counties

Sept. 12, 2011
CROSSING WORK TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY CLOSURES ON ROUTE 56

Sept. 9, 2011
TRAFFIC PATTERN TO CHANGE IN FRANKLIN TURNPIKE PROJECT
Motorists may wish to use an alternate route

Sept. 9, 2011
PORTION OF LEE-GRANT AVE. TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY
Pipe damaged during recent tropical weather

Aug. 10, 2011
MOTORISTS WILL FACE DELAYS DURING BRIDGE WORK
Girders to be installed on Route 29 Tye River Bridge project

Aug. 4, 2011
VDOT TO HOST CITIZEN INFORMATION MEETING FOR ROUTE 15 PROJECT IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY
Meeting Scheduled for August 15 in Farmville

July 27, 2011
TRAFFIC SWITCH SLATED FOR PIEDMONT DRIVE/ROBERTSON BRIDGE PROJECT

July 22, 2011
ROUTE 617 IN BUCKINGHAM COUNTY TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY
Buckingham Branch Rail Road to perform crossing work

July 15, 2011
UPDATE: US 60 OPEN IN AMHERST COUNTY
Clean up complete following incident

July 15, 2011
US 60 CLOSED IN AMHERST COUNTY
Motorists encouraged to use alternate routes

July 11, 2011
ROUTE 646 TO BE CLOSED FOR BRIDGE WORK
Beginning August 1, motorists will encounter detour

June 29, 2011
UPDATE: ROUTE 57 CLOSED DUE TO INCIDENT

June 29, 2011
ROUTE 57 CLOSED DUE TO INCIDENT

June 24, 2011
ROUTE 685 CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE WORK
Pipe replacement work to take place beginning July 5

June 2, 2011
SECTION OF ROUTE 698 TO BE CLOSED DURING BRIDGE WORK
Through traffic will use signed detour

May 19, 2011
“JUG HANDLE” TO OPEN TO TRAFFIC
New traffic pattern to be in place at US 460 East/29 North and Concord Turnpike

May 16, 2011
Piedmont Drive ramp to Riverside Drive closes
Motorists will use alternate route for approximately two weeks beginning Wednesday

May 2, 2011
HARTER JOINS VDOT STAFF

April 28, 2011
ROADS CLOSED IN HALIFAX COUNTY
Severe weather brings down trees and power lines

April 27, 2011
TRANSPORTATION BOARD RELEASES DRAFT SIX-YEAR PROGRAM
Citizens invited to comment during public hearing

April 5, 2011
VDOT holds community briefing on Route 128 West (Candlers Mountain Road) Bridge maintenance project
Work scheduled for spring 2012

April 5, 2011
PORTION OF ROUTE 24 WEST IN BUCKINGHAM COUNTY CLOSED
Crews clean up after truck incident

April 5, 2011
DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES CREATE DRIVING HAZARDS
Be alert to debris in roadways

March 27, 2011
WET ROADS REPORTED THIS MORNING
Mix bag of precipitation falling across Lynchburg District

March 24, 2011
PUBLIC HEARING APRIL 26 ON ROUTE 460/29 SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

March 21, 2011
PORTION OF ROUTE 633 IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY TO CLOSE
Traffic being detoured via James Anderson Highway and Oak Hill Road

March 16, 2011
VDOT Employment News

March 2, 2011
HALIFAX RESIDENCY FORMS NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM
Vance and Conner join Martin in leadership roles

Feb. 28, 2011
BLANCHARD JOINS VDOT STAFF

Feb. 24, 2011
ROUTE 650 BRIDGE OVER PEDLAR RIVER TO BE REPAIRED
Temporary road closures planned during project slated for summer months

Feb. 15, 2011
VDOT TIGER TEAM RECOGNIZED FOR ASSISTANCE TO COASTAL RESIDENTS

Feb. 14, 2011
ROUTE 650 TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Motorists to use signed detour

Feb. 1, 2011
DRIVERS URGED TO USE CAUTION ON NELSON COUNTY ROADS
Freezing drizzle/fog reported this morning

Jan. 27, 2011
ICY ROADS STILL POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT

Jan. 27, 2011
DRIVERS SHOULD USE CAUTION DURING MORNING DRIVE
Icy conditions reported on some primary routes

Jan. 26, 2011
CAUTION URGED SHOULD DRIVING BECOME NECESSARY (3:30 p.m.)
Motorists should be alert to conditions tonight and early Thursday

Jan. 26, 2011
BE ALERT TO RAPIDLY CHANGING ROAD CONDITIONS IN SOUTH-CENTRAL VIRGINIA

Jan. 12, 2011
ICY PATCHES POSSIBLE ON ROADWAYS

Jan. 11, 2011
ICY ROAD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT

Jan. 11, 2011
UPDATED: LYNCHBURG DISTRICT ROAD CONDITIONS
11:00 a.m.

Jan. 11, 2011
LYNCHBURG DISTRICT MORNING ROAD CONDITIONS

Jan. 10, 2011
Motorists should be alert to changing road conditions
511 offers road information for travelers

Jan. 7, 2011
WEEKEND SNOW SHOWERS COULD CREATE TRAVEL ISSUES
Motorists should be alert to conditions

Jan. 7, 2011
MARTIN NAMED HALIFAX VDOT MANAGER

Jan. 4, 2011
ROUTE 685 (CHALK LEVEL ROAD) TO BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC
Bridge over Route 29 to be rebuilt

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