2009 News Releases - Northern Virginia

Dec. 30, 2009
VDOT PREPARES FOR WINTRY MIX
Travel with caution early Thursday

Dec. 24, 2009
VDOT CREWS PREPARE FOR FREEZING RAIN TONIGHT
Local problem spots pre-treated; Crews to continue patrols for freezing conditions

Dec. 22, 2009
WIDER, HIGHER ROUTE 1 BRIDGE OVER NEABSCO CREEK READY FOR MOTORISTS
Crews finish major reconstruction six months early

Dec. 22, 2009
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROAD CONDITIONS UPDATE - 3 p.m.
Crews wrapping up snow removal, preparing for Christmas Eve wintry mix

Dec. 21, 2009
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROAD CONDITIONS UPDATE - Noon
Crews clearing I-66 shoulder lanes, Beltway lanes, subdivisions

Dec. 21, 2009
MOTORISTS ADVISED TO USE CAUTION THIS MORNING
Snow remains on I-66 shoulder lanes, some I-95/395 HOV ramps and area commuter lots

Dec. 20, 2009
VDOT CREWS MAKING PROGRESS AFTER STORM ENDS
Motorists still advised to use extreme caution as conditions may vary

Dec. 19, 2009
ROAD CONDITIONS RAPIDLY DETERIORATING
Virginia State Police close several interstate ramps

Dec. 19, 2009
BLIZZARD-LIKE CONDITIONS ON NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROADS
Drivers urged to avoid all unnecessary travel as height of storm passes area

Dec. 18, 2009
VDOT PREPARES FOR WEEKEND WINTER STORM
Drivers urged to plan weekend travels carefully, make way for trucks and plows

Dec. 5, 2009
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROAD CONDITIONS UPDATE
VDOT increases trucks and crews, will sand and plow subdivisions overnight

Dec. 4, 2009
VDOT PRE-TREATING NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROADS TODAY
Interstates and major routes will be treated in advance of weekend weather

Nov. 25, 2009
NORTHERN VIRGINIA TRAFFIC SIGNALS READY FOR SHOPPERS
Annual holiday timing plan moves motorists through 14 major shopping areas

Nov. 12, 2009
AVOID BELTWAY INNER LOOP AT ROUTE 50 TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING
Two lanes closed for broken water main; motorists are urged to use alternate routes

Oct. 13, 2009
VDOT FINISHES REBUILD OF DUKE STREET RAMP TO I-395
Bus and truck restriction lifted today

Oct. 2, 2009
I-95/395 HOV SCHEDULE CHANGE, CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND
Lanes will reverse a day later to accommodate Army Ten-Miler

Sept. 18, 2009
VDOT ADDRESSING RECENT BACKUPS AT I-66 AND BELTWAY
New traffic pattern in effect until 2011

Sept. 3, 2009
BATTLEFIELD PARKWAY EXTENSION OPENS TODAY
$35 million project links Kincaid Boulevard and Route 7 in Leesburg

Sept. 3, 2009
VDOT EXTENDS SHOULDER USE HOURS FOR BUSES ON DULLES CONNECTOR ROAD

Aug. 7, 2009
I-395 HOV LANES CLOSED THIS WEEKEND
I-95 reversible lanes will remain open

July 31, 2009
WATSON ROAD TO BE CLOSED AT ROUTE 50 FOR TWO WEEKS
Work is part of Gilberts Corner roundabouts in Loudoun County

July 31, 2009
VDOT EXTENDS I-95 SOUTH NON-HOV HOURS FOR SUMMER
Motorists can use lanes until midnight Mondays through Thursdays

July 30, 2009
I-395 HOV LANES CLOSED THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT
I-95 reversible lanes will remain open

July 4, 2009
VDOT TIMING TRAFFIC SIGNALS FOR JULY 4
Special light-timing plan will help move visitors out of D.C. after fireworks

June 18, 2009
“ROAD DIET” FOR LAWYERS ROAD IN RESTON
Eliminating lanes is a gain for motorists and bicyclists

June 15, 2009
PORTION OF SYCOLIN ROAD TO BE CLOSED FOR SUMMER
Closure to through traffic will last June 22 through September 4

June 2, 2009
LOUDOUN COUNTY ROAD DESIGNATED AS BYWAY
Scenic road has history, natural beauty

May 21, 2009
PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE PROVIDES SAFE ROUTE
Bicyclists and pedestrians get relief in heavily traveled area

May 18, 2009
TRAFFIC SIGNALS OPTIMIZED IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY
Coordinated signals improve traffic flow

May 4, 2009
NOKES BOULEVARD BRIDGE OVER ROUTE 28
Removing traffic signal will smooth traffic flow

April 30, 2009
HOV EXEMPTION FOR HYBRID VEHICLES EXTENDED TO JUNE 30, 2010

April 21, 2009
TULLEY GATE OPEN DURING ROUTE ONE PAVING PROJECT
Traffic may be temporarily disrupted

April 16, 2009
ROUTE 50 OVERNIGHT CLOSURE at SEVEN CORNERS
Traffic detour for pedestrian bridge construction

April 14, 2009
EXPERIMENTAL PAVEMENT MARKINGS AIMED AT SPEED REDUCTION, PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
Similar program successful in Europe

April 2, 2009
BLASTING ON I-66 AT GAINESVILLE
Daytime traffic stoppages planned

March 16, 2009
SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED FOR OLD BRIDGE ROAD
Speed limit reduced and guard rail extended

March 3, 2009
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE TREATING ICY PATCHES

March 2, 2009
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE
Crews Moving into Subdivisions

March 2, 2009
NORTHERN VIRGINIA ROADS SNOW-COVERED
Avoid travel if possible

Feb. 26, 2009
VDOT TO RECONSTRUCT SYCOLIN ROAD
Road Improvement Designed to Meet Increased Traffic Volumes

Feb. 3, 2009
VDOT CREWS WORK ALL NIGHT TREATING ICY ROADS

Jan. 28, 2009
VDOT EFFORTS PAY OFF ON ICY ROADS
Road Treatments Scale Back as Temperatures Rise

Jan. 28, 2009
VDOT CONTINUES TO TREAT SUBDIVISION ROADS
Motorists urged to use caution in neighborhood areas

Jan. 28, 2009
VDOT TREATING ROADS, COMMUTER LOTS FOR RUSH HOUR
Motorists urged to use extreme caution this morning

Jan. 27, 2009
VDOT CREWS TREATING SUBDIVISIONS
Nearly 1,100 Salt Trucks on the Roads Tonight

Jan. 27, 2009
WINTRY MIX CREATING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS
VDOT Urges Motorists to Avoid Travel

Jan. 20, 2009
5 P.M. VIRGINIA INAUGURATION TRAFFIC CONDITION UPDATE

Jan. 20, 2009
VIRGINIA INAUGURATION DAY 10:30 A.M. TRAFFIC CONDITION UPDATE

Jan. 20, 2009
VIRGINIA 6:30 A.M. TRAFFIC CONDITION UPDATE

Jan. 20, 2009
VIRGINIA 4 A.M. TRAFFIC CONDITION UPDATE

Jan. 18, 2009
VDOT CREWS PRE-TREATING ROADS

Jan. 15, 2009
VIRGINIA TRAFFIC UPDATES FOR INAUGURATION EVENTS
VRE Sells Out; Authorized Vehicles Defined

Jan. 12, 2009
VIRGINIANS AND VISITORS HAVE MULTIPLE TRANSIT OPTIONS
Virginia provides free bus service to Metrorail on Jan. 20, 2009

Jan. 7, 2009
VIRGINIA PREPARES FOR INAUGURATION TRAFFIC
Motorists urged to plan ahead, expect major delays

Jan. 7, 2009
NIGHTTIME TRAFFIC SHIFT SCHEDULED FOR LORTON
Steel beams will be lifted Jan. 12-15

Jan. 5, 2009
ICY CONDITIONS FORECASTED FOR NORTHERN VIRGINIA
VDOT crews mobilizing tonight

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