2009 News Releases - Salem

Dec. 31, 2009
ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE WITH WARM TEMPERATURES
Most roads in minor condition throughout the region

Dec. 31, 2009
VDOT FOCUSES SNOW REMOVAL EFFORTS ON SECONDARY ROADS
Interstates and most primary roads mostly clear with isolated slick spots

Dec. 31, 2009
SNOW AND ICE COVER ROADS THROUGHOUT SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
Conditions expected to improve throughout the day as temperatures rise and roads are treated

Dec. 30, 2009
WINTRY MIX COULD MEAN ICY ROADS FOR SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA

Dec. 30, 2009
TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT FOR ROUTE 11/460 WIDENING PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Dec. 25, 2009
VDOT WARNS DRIVERS OF ICY ROADS ON CHRISTMAS MORNING
High winds could down trees later today

Dec. 24, 2009
VDOT URGES TRAVELERS TO CONSIDER ADJUSTING PLANS AS ICY ROADS MAY IMPACT TRAVEL
Depending on temperatures, additional ice may accumulate on roadways

Dec. 22, 2009
VDOT URGES CAUTION AS ROADS REFROZE OVERNIGHT
Secondary roads remain in severe to moderate condition

Dec. 21, 2009
VDOT MONITORING ROAD CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT AND CONTINUING TO WORK ON SECONDARY ROADS IN SOME AREAS

Dec. 21, 2009
MORNING COMMUTERS WILL FIND INTERSTATES AND MAJOR ROADS MOSTLY CLEAR IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

Dec. 20, 2009
VDOT MAKES PROGRESS ON SECONDARY ROADS IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
Motorists warned not to expect bare pavement on secondary routes

Dec. 20, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 TRAFFIC DETOURED AT EXIT 150 IN TROUTVILLE
Disabled vehicles block northbound I-81 in Rockbridge County

Dec. 20, 2009
LOW TEMPERATURES CREATE ICY ROADS
VDOT plans to focus on secondary roads today if conditions allow

Dec. 19, 2009
INTERSTATES AND MAJOR ROADS REMAIN THE PRIORITY OVERNIGHT FOR VDOT IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
Lower temperatures will keep VDOT’s attention on the major roads

Dec. 19, 2009
SNOW CONTINUES FALLING ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
Motorists are advised to not travel unless absolutely necessary

Dec. 18, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPLACEMENT ON ROUTE 679 (NOLLEY ROAD) IN MONTOMGERY COUNTY TO DETOUR TRAFFIC

Dec. 18, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT DELAYS IN JANUARY ON ROUTE 693 (LEAD MINE ROAD) IN PULASKI COUNTY

Dec. 10, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 460 RAMP ONTO ROUTE 220 ALTERNATE IN ROANOKE COUNTY CLOSED TONIGHT

Dec. 7, 2009
BRIDGE REPLACEMENT ON ROUTE 649 IN ROANOKE COUNTY RESCHEDULED FOR SPRING

Dec. 7, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 460 TRAFFIC DETOURED IN TOWN OF CHRISTIANSBURG

Nov. 29, 2009
LANES CLOSED ON I-81 SOUTHBOUND IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Nov. 17, 2009
STUDY TEAM PRESENTS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ROUTE 419 CORRIDOR
Citizens encouraged to attend meeting December 3

Nov. 12, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANES REMAIN CLOSED ON I-581 SOUTHBOUND AND ROUTE 101 WESTBOUND IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Nov. 12, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANES CLOSED ON I-581 SOUTHBOUND AND ROUTE 101 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Nov. 6, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE A PORTION OF ROUTE 609 (PINE RUN ROAD) IN PULASKI COUNTY

Nov. 6, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 58 BYPASS WORK TO CLOSE HOWLETT STREET IN HILLSVILLE TEMPORARILY

Nov. 6, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE A PORTION OF ROUTE 649 (DRY HOLLOW ROAD) IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Nov. 5, 2009
ROANOKE COUNTY’S FIRST ROUNDABOUT OPENS
The new roundabout is expected to improve traffic flow

Oct. 26, 2009
VDOT IMPROVES PARK AND RIDE LOT AT INTERSTATE 81’S EXIT 140
Parking will be impacted for several days starting Monday, Nov. 2

Oct. 23, 2009
VDOT AWARDS CONTRACT FOR ROUTE 220 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN HENRY COUNTY

Oct. 19, 2009
RACE FANS ARE ADVISED TO FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

Oct. 1, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME PAVING ON ROUTE 40 EAST IN FRANKLIN COUNTY BEGINS SUNDAY

Sept. 30, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: OPENING OF COLONIAL AVENUE ROUNDABOUT IN ROANOKE COUNTY DELAYED UNTIL MID-OCTOBER
Wet weather and utility work are causing additional delays

Sept. 28, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURES ON INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Sept. 24, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 639 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO CLOSE FOR ABOUT A MONTH

Sept. 23, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT PERIODIC NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURES ON I-581 AND ELM AVENUE IN ROANOKE

Sept. 22, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 116 CLOSURE IN ROANOKE COUNTY WILL EXTEND INTO TUESDAY EVENING
The road is expected to remain closed until at least 6 p.m.

Sept. 22, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGES ON ROUTE 114 WIDENING PROJECT IN CHRISTIANSBURG

Sept. 22, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 116 IN ROANOKE COUNTY EXPECTED TO REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH MID-AFTERNOON
Route 116 has been closed near the Franklin County line since early Tuesday morning due to a tractor-trailer crash

Sept. 15, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ONE LANE OF INTERSTATE 81 SOUTHBOUND WILL BE CLOSED FOR PAVING WORK IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Sept. 14, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 8 CONNECTOR CONSTRUCTION TO CHANGE RYE COVE STREET TRAFFIC PATTERN IN STUART

Sept. 11, 2009
ONE LANE OF SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IS NOW OPEN IN ROANOKE COUNTY AFTER TRACTOR-TRAILER CRASH
Traffic backups are approximately five miles

Sept. 11, 2009
BOTH LANES OF SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 ARE CLOSED IN ROANOKE COUNTY AFTER TRACTOR-TRAILER CRASH
Traffic is being detoured onto Interstate 581 to Peters Creek Road to Route 460

Aug. 31, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 820 IN CARROLL COUNTY TO CLOSE DUE TO DRAINAGE STRUCTURE INSTALLATION

Aug. 18, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: A PORTION OF BRIDLE LANE WILL BE CLOSED DAILY IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Crews will be performing utility work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aug. 18, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: OPENING OF COLONIAL AVENUE ROUNDABOUT IN ROANOKE COUNTY DELAYED UNTIL LATE SEPTEMBER
Wet weather and utility work caused unexpected delays

Aug. 17, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 863 (DUTCH OVEN ROAD) BRIDGE IN ROANOKE COUNTY CLOSES TO TRAFFIC

Aug. 13, 2009
VDOT SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR INTERSTATE 81’S EXIT 150 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Aug. 13, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT HEAVY TRAFFIC IN HILLSVILLE FOR THE ANNUAL FLEA MARKET AND GUN SHOW
Heavy event traffic and road construction will change traffic patterns

Aug. 4, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: A PORTION OF ROUTE 629 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC

July 22, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: A PORTION OF ROUTE 615 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC

July 22, 2009
A PORTION OF MCVITTY ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC IN ROANOKE COUNTY

July 21, 2009
VDOT HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING FOR TENTH STREET WIDENING IN ROANOKE

July 14, 2009
A PORTION OF ROUTE 52 IN CARROLL COUNTY WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC FOR BRIDGE WORK
The bridge is located two miles north of Hillsville

July 10, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC CHANGE ON INTERSTATE 77 IN CARROLL COUNTY WORK ZONE RESCHEDULED
Large vehicles will be restricted to the left lane on southbound I-77

July 8, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT CHANGING TRAFFIC PATTERNS IN INTERSTATE 77 WORK ZONE IN CARROLL COUNTY
Large vehicles will be restricted to the left lane on southbound I-77

July 8, 2009
VDOT WILL HOLD MEETING TO DISCUSS PLANS TO REPLACE THE ROUTE 61 BRIDGE IN NARROWS

July 2, 2009
VDOT REPORTS ON FINDINGS FROM BRIDGE FAILURE

June 26, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: A PORTION OF ROUTE 116 WILL BE CLOSED IN ROANOKE COUNTY

June 12, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGE COMING TO ROUTE 221 WORK ZONE IN BEDFORD COUNTY

June 12, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: A SECTION OF COLONIAL AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Traffic will be detoured Tuesday, June 16 through Thursday, Aug. 27

May 28, 2009
TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER APPROVES TWO CENTRAL VIRGINIA CONTRACTS VALUED AT $2.2 MILLION

May 22, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 627 (HIGHLAND ROAD) WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC
Crews will be repairing the Route 627 bridge over Neck Creek in Pulaski County

May 22, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: SECOND TRAFFIC SHIFT PLANNED ON ROUTE 460 IN BEDFORD COUNTY

May 20, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 460 TRAFFIC WILL BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION EAST OF BEDFORD TONIGHT

May 20, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 58 HILLSVILLE BYPASS CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC CHANGE RESCHEDULED
Watch for flaggers on Route 58 west of Hillsville due to bridge beam placement

May 15, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 784 (TRIGGS ROAD) IS CLOSED IN BEDFORD COUNTY

May 15, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 663 (WALTON ROAD) IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IS CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC

May 14, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: PAVEMENT MARKING ON ROUTE 460 BYPASS WILL IMPACT TRAFFIC IN BLACKSBURG NEXT WEEK

May 14, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 608 (GILMERS MILL ROAD) WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC

May 13, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: VDOT RECOMMENDS ROUTE FORFIELDALE HERITAGE FESTIVAL

May 13, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: VIRGINIA TECH GRADUATION MAY CAUSE HEAVY WEEKEND TRAFFIC ON INTERSTATE 81 AND ROUTE 460

May 12, 2009
VDOT AWARDS CONTRACT TO IMPROVE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 122 AND ROUTE 116 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

May 12, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT LANE CLOSURES ON INTERSTATE 81 IN PULASKI COUNTY
Crews are working to repair the I-81 bridge over Route 100

May 12, 2009
ROUTE 58 TRAFFIC PATTERN WEST OF HILLSVILLE CHANGES DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS NEXT WEEK

May 11, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: VDOT RESCHEDULES TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGE IN FIELDALE DUE TO RAIN

May 6, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE DETOUR TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGES AT ROUTE 609 AND ROUTE 682 INTERSECTION IN FIELDALE

May 4, 2009
THE LEFT LANE OF NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IS NOW OPEN IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
6:30 a.m. Update

May 4, 2009
EXPECT DELAYS ON INTERSTATE 81 NORTHBOUND IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
4:00 a.m. update

April 27, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: A PORTION OF ROUTE 621 WILL CLOSE TO THROUGH TRAFFIC

April 20, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC SHIFT ON INTERSTATE 77 AT MILE MARKER 23 IN CARROLL COUNTY RESCHEDULED

April 20, 2009
A PORTION OF WESTBOUND ROUTE 58 IN CARROLL COUNTY WILL BE CLOSED FOR PAVING WORK

April 17, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: WORK BEGINS ON INTERSTATE 77 BRIDGES AT MILE MARKER 23 IN CARROLL COUNTY

April 14, 2009
MOTORISTS SHOULD EXPECT LANE CLOSURES ON SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 100 IN PULASKI COUNTY
Crews will begin work to repair the I-81 bridge over Route 100

April 7, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 701 BRIDGE NEAR FIELDALE CLOSES FOR REPLACEMENT

April 6, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPLACEMENT NEAR ROCKY MOUNT CLOSES RAMP FROM NORTHBOUND ROUTE 220 ONTO ROUTE 220 BUSINESS

March 25, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRUCK TRAFFIC CAN EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 773 BRIDGE OVER DAN RIVER IN PATRICK COUNTY

March 24, 2009
VDOT REMINDS RACE FANS TO FOLLOW THE SIGNSAT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY TO REDUCE CONGESTION

March 16, 2009
PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE TRANSPORTATION STUDY

March 11, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT LANE CLOSURE TONIGHT ON INTERSTATE 81 IN PULASKI COUNTY

March 4, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 501 TRAFFIC IN BEDFORD COUNTY TO BE DETOURED TOMORROW

March 2, 2009
HEAVY SNOW HAS FALLEN ACROSS SALEM DISTRICT, MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO DELAY TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE
Road condition updates as of 4 a.m.

March 1, 2009
AFTERNOON ROAD CONDITIONS IN SALEM DISTRICT
Conditions as of 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 10, 2009
BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT FOR RECONSTRUCTING A SECTION OF COLONIAL AVENUE IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Jan. 18, 2009
SLEET AND RAIN CREATE SLICK ROAD CONDITIONS IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY
8 AM UPDATE

Jan. 15, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: INSPECTION WORK WILL CAUSE LANE CLOSURES ON INTERSTATE 581 IN ROANOKE
Motorists should expect lane closures on I-581 on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 20-21.

Jan. 14, 2009
VDOT SCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARING FOR ROUTE 220 IMPROVEMENT IN HENRY COUNTY

Jan. 12, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: CRASH DAMAGES ELM AVENUE BRIDGE OVER INTERSTATE 581 IN ROANOKE
Motorists should expect lane closures on I-581 on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

Jan. 7, 2009
TRAFFIC ALERT: DRILLING WILL CAUSE LANE CLOSURES ON ROUTE 221 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

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