2010 News Releases - Salem

Dec. 28, 2010
VDOT SEEKS CITIZEN INPUT ON PROPOSED TYLER AVENUE TO EAST MAIN STREET CONNECTOR IN RADFORD

Dec. 26, 2010
CONDITIONS IMPROVE ON INTERSTATES AND PRIMARY ROADS IN VDOT’S SALEM DISTRICT
Break in weather allows VDOT to make progress on major routes and turn to secondary roads

Dec. 26, 2010
MOTORISTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DELAY TRAVEL UNTIL ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE
Roads in southwest Virginia covered in snow with winter weather continuing

Dec. 25, 2010
VDOT PROVIDES ROAD CONDITIONS UPDATE FOR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

Dec. 25, 2010
SNOW CREATES SLICK ROADS THROUGHOUT SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA

Dec. 21, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: A PORTION OF ROUTE 710 IN GILES COUNTY TO REMAIN CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC INTO NEXT YEAR

Dec. 21, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 122 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN JANUARY

Dec. 16, 2010
VDOT WILL CONTINUE PLOWING OVERNIGHT IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
Focus is on secondary roads as long as major roads do not require attention due to refreezing

Dec. 16, 2010
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE WORKING OVERNIGHT TO PLOW SECONDARY ROADS IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
Low temperatures could mean slick spots and freezing overnight

Dec. 16, 2010
DRIVERS SHOULD BE ALERT TO CHANGING ROAD CONDITIONS THURSDAY MORNING

Dec. 13, 2010
BOARD APPROVES THROUGH-TRUCK RESTRICTION FOR SECTION OF ROUTE 116 IN FRANKLIN AND ROANOKE COUNTIES

Dec. 6, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT DAILY CLOSURES ON ROUTE 741 IN BEDFORD COUNTY

Dec. 5, 2010
VDOT CREWS IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA WILL WORK OVERNIGHT TO PLOW DRIFTING SNOW

Dec. 5, 2010
DRIFTING SNOW AND COLD TEMPERATURES CREATE ICY ROADS
Many plowed secondary roads still covered in frozen slush and ice in the New River Valley

Dec. 5, 2010
DRIFTING SNOW AND COLD TEMPERATURES CREATE ICY ROADS
Many plowed secondary roads still covered in frozen slush and ice in the New River Valley

Dec. 5, 2010
WIND AND COLD TEMPERATURES MEAN SLICK, SNOWY ROADS IN SOME AREAS
VDOT crews spent overnight hours plowing and treating

Nov. 16, 2010
SOUTHBOUND I-77 IN CARROLL COUNTY REOPENS TO TRAFFIC

Oct. 22, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: PIPE REPAIRS TO IMPACT TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 122 IN BEDFORD COUNTY

Oct. 22, 2010
TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT FOR ROUTE 11/460 WIDENING PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Oct. 21, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN ON NORTHBOUND ROUTE 220 ROANOKE COUNTY AT STABLE ROAD

Oct. 20, 2010
VDOT REMOVES NORTHBOUND ROUTE 220 LANE CLOSURE IN ROANOKE COUNTY IN TIME FOR MARTINSVILLE RACE
The lane closure now is expected to removed on Thursday, Oct. 21

Oct. 19, 2010
BRIDGE REPAIRS CLOSE POSSUM HOLLOW ROAD BRIDGE IN PULASKI COUNTY

Oct. 19, 2010
VDOT ADVISES OF TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR RACE FANS TRAVELING TO MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

Oct. 13, 2010
FIRST SEGMENT OF THE ROUTE 58 HILLSVILLE BYPASS OPENS TO TRAFFIC
The entire bypass is expected to be completed in fall 2011

Sept. 28, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: PIPE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE A SECTION OF ROUTE 610 (DANIELS RUN ROAD) IN FLOYD COUNTY

Sept. 27, 2010
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT FOR

Sept. 13, 2010
FLASHING YELLOW ARROW COMES TO THE VIRGINIA TECH CAMPUS
Signals will be installed at two locations on Southgate Drive

Sept. 7, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 114 IN CHRISTIANSBURG

Aug. 31, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: MOTORISTS SHOULD EXPECT NEW TRAFFIC PATTERNS AT NORTH FRANKLIN AND CAMBRIA STREET INTERSECTION

Aug. 31, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: NORTHBOUND ROUTE 220 IN ROANOKE COUNTY WILL BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE FOR BRIDGE WORK

Aug. 30, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT DELAYS ON

Aug. 20, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: OPENING OF COLONIAL AVENUE IN ROANOKE COUNTY DELAYED

Aug. 16, 2010
VDOT HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON THROUGH-TRUCK RESTRICTION FOR ROUTE 116 IN ROANOKE AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES

Aug. 16, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: VDOT TO REPLACE THE ROUTE 600 BRIDGE OVER LEES CREEK IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Aug. 16, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC DETOUR FOR ROUTE 701 BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION TO BE REMOVED IN FIELDALE

Aug. 16, 2010
FLASHING YELLOW ARROW COMES TO SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
Signal will be installed on Chaparral Drive in Roanoke County

Aug. 12, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: USE CAUTION AND EXPECT SOME DELAYS SATURDAY FOR THE GILES COUNTY RIDE RIVER RUN

Aug. 10, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME PAVEMENT REPAIRS SCHEDULED ON INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Aug. 10, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT HEAVY TRAFFIC IN HILLSVILLE FOR THE ANNUAL FLEA MARKET AND GUN SHOW
Heavy event traffic and road construction will impact traffic

Aug. 10, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: ELM AVENUE EXIT RAMP FROM SOUTHBOUND I-581 WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT

Aug. 6, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: PAVING TO BEGIN ON ROUTE 8 IN STUART

July 28, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED ON ROUTE 220 AND ROUTE 40 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

July 20, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: WORK ON ROUTE 612 (POOR MOUNTAIN ROAD) IN ROANOKE COUNTY WILL BE RESCHEDULED

July 20, 2010
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT FOR ROUTE 221 WIDENING PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY

July 20, 2010
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT FOR INTERSTATE 81 TRUCK CLIMBING LANE

July 15, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: VDOT REVISES DETOUR SCHEDULE ON ROUTE 927 (IRON BRIDGE ROAD) IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

July 13, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: A SECTION OF ROUTE 612 (POOR MOUNTAIN ROAD) WILL BE CLOSED BEGINNING AT 9 P.M. JULY 23

July 13, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: WATCH FOR LANE CLOSURES ON ROUTE 220 NEAR I-81 EXIT 150

July 8, 2010
VDOT SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON TWO FRANKLIN COUNTY BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECTS

July 1, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED ON ROUTE 11 AT MOTOR MILE SPEEDWAY IN PULASKI COUNTY ON SATURDAY

June 29, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT LANE CLOSURES ON INTERSTATE 581 AT ELM AVENUE

June 29, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: A PORTION OF ROUTE 311 WILL BE CLOSED IN CRAIG COUNTY JULY 16-19

June 29, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 927 (IRON BRIDGE ROAD) WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

June 25, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: ANOTHER ROUTE 58 TRAFFIC CHANGE PLANNED AS PART OF HILLSVILLE BYPASS CONSTRUCTION

June 7, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPAIRS ON ROUTE 666 (TRENTHILL DRIVE) IN HENRY COUNTY DETOUR TRAFFIC

June 3, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 77 BRIDGE WORK TO CAUSE TRAFFIC CHANGES AT MILE MARKER 13 IN CARROLL COUNTY

June 3, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC CHANGE PLANNED ON ROUTE 655 AT ROUTE 122 INTERSECTION IN BEDFORD COUNTY

May 26, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: A SECTION OF COLONIAL AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Traffic will be detoured Monday, June 14 through Friday, July 23

May 25, 2010
Part of Merriman Road Will Be Closed To Traffic in Roanoke County
Traffic will be detoured June 11 through August 23

May 21, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: A PORTION OF ROUTE 649 (DRY HOLLOW ROAD) WILL BE CLOSED IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Crews will be replacing the Route 649 bridge over Dry Hollow Branch on June 11

May 21, 2010
MOTORISTS SHOULD WATCH FOR CONGESTION ON INTERSTATE 81 MAY 26 - 28

May 13, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 605 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY FOR RAIL CROSSING WORK

May 11, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: TWO TRAFFIC CHANGES PLANNED ON ROUTE 58 AS PART OF HILLSVILLE BYPASS PROJECT

May 10, 2010
EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 606 (LAYMAN ROAD) IN ROANOKE COUNTY

May 6, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURES INSTALLED ON ROUTE 220 IN BASSETT FORKS NEXT WEEK

May 6, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: PIPE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE A PORTION OF ROUTE 621 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

April 28, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC SIGNAL CHANGES AT ROUTE 220 AND ROUTE 966 INTERSECTION IN HENRY COUNTY

April 27, 2010
VDOT SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON WALNUT AVENUE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT IN VINTON

April 27, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 220 EXPRESSWAY RAMP TO FRANKLIN ROAD IN ROANOKE TO CLOSE DUE TO PAVING

April 26, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 746 IN CARROLL COUNTY TO CLOSE DUE TO PIPE REPLACEMENT

April 23, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT DAILY CLOSURES ON ROUTE 723 (BRICKYARD ROAD) IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

April 15, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: PAVING ON ROUTE 220 BUSINESS IN HENRY COUNTY BEGINS MONDAY NIGHT

April 14, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: VDOT POSTS WEIGHT RESTRICTION ON ROUTE 116 BRIDGE IN ROANOKE COUNTY

April 5, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 220 EXPRESSWAY RAMP ONTO FRANKLIN ROAD IN ROANOKE CLOSES OVER WEEKEND

March 27, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: ONE LANE OF EASTBOUND ROUTE 460 WILL BE CLOSED IN GILES COUNTY FOR SHOULDER WORK
Crews will be working near Route 641 (Clendennin Road)

March 23, 2010
VDOT REMINDS RACE FANS TO FOLLOW SIGNS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

March 11, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: PHOSPHO SPRINGS ROAD IN RIDGEWAY TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY

March 11, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 715 IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY TO THROUGH TRAFFIC

March 11, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT:  EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 693 IN PULASKI COUNTY DUE TO SOIL SAMPLING

March 8, 2010
SLIDE REPAIRS COMPLETED ON ROUTE 636 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

March 8, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: SLOPE REPAIRS TO IMPACT TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 11 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Feb. 24, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: SLOPE REPAIRS TO IMPACT TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 43 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Feb. 24, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: WATCH FOR FLAGGERS ON ROUTE 621 IN CRAIG COUNTY DUE TO SLOPE REPAIR

Feb. 24, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: RAILROAD BRIDGE WORK TO DETOUR TRAFFIC OFF SECTION OF ROUTE 652 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Feb. 12, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE A PORTION OF ROUTE 698 IN PATRICK COUNTY

Feb. 10, 2010
DRIVERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR HIGH WINDS AND ICY CONDITIONS
Blowing snow may impact visibility

Feb. 9, 2010
INTERSTATES AND MAJOR ROUTES IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA ARE IN GOOD CONDITION THIS AFTERNOON
Drivers should be alert to changing conditions and possible high winds

Feb. 9, 2010
SNOW REMOVAL CREWS FOCUS ON CLEARING INTERSTATE AND PRIMARY ROADS
Area roads are in minor to moderate condition; more snow expected

Feb. 9, 2010
DRIVERS SHOULD BE ALERT TO CHANGING ROAD CONDITIONS TUESDAY MORNING
4 a.m. Update

Feb. 7, 2010
VDOT CAUTIONS DRIVERS TO WATCH FOR ICY ROADS OVERNIGHT IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA

Feb. 6, 2010
VDOT PROVIDES ROAD CONDITIONS UPDATE

Feb. 6, 2010
MANY ROADS REMAIN ICE AND SNOW COVERED IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
Crews are also working to remove fallen trees

Feb. 5, 2010
ROAD CONDITIONS WORSEN AS PRECIPITATION CONTINUES
VDOT advises against travel

Feb. 5, 2010
ROAD CONDITIONS VARY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA; MOST ROADS REMAIN SNOW COVERED
VDOT encourages motorists not to travel unless absolutely necessary

Feb. 5, 2010
INTERSTATE 77 IS CLEAR AFTER EARLIER TRACTOR TRAILER CRASHES

Feb. 5, 2010
VDOT URGES DRIVERS TO DELAY TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE
Roads in Salem District are mostly snow covered

Feb. 5, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 77 BLOCKED IN CARROLL COUNTY

Feb. 5, 2010
SLICK ROADS MAY IMPACT TRAVEL
Drivers should delay travel if possible

Feb. 4, 2010
VDOT HIRES CONTRACTOR TO REMOVE DEBRIS FROM ROCK SLIDES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Two-way traffic is moving on Route 636 and Route 638; additional clean up will be scheduled

Feb. 3, 2010
DRIVERS REMINDED TO WATCH FOR SLICK SPOTS ON MAJOR ROADS
Secondary roads remain icy

Feb. 2, 2010
WINTRY MIX AND COLD TEMPERATURES COULD MEAN ICY ROADS IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
Interstates and major roads are in minor condition; secondary roads may see more accumulation

Feb. 1, 2010
VDOT URGES CAUTION AS ROADS REFROZE OVERNIGHT
Secondary roads remain in moderate condition

Jan. 31, 2010
VDOT URGES CAUTION AS MANY ROADS ARE STILL MOSTLY SNOW COVERED
Crews continue to focus on clearing primary roads

Jan. 30, 2010
MANY ROADS STILL SNOW COVERED IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA

Jan. 30, 2010
VDOT URGES DRIVERS TO DELAY TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE
Snow is expected to continue falling throughout the day

Jan. 30, 2010
BOTH LANES OF NORTHBOUND I-77 ARE NOW OPEN IN CARROLL COUNTY AFTER CRASH

Jan. 30, 2010
BOTH LANES OF NORTHBOUND I-77 ARE CLOSED IN CARROLL COUNTY DUE TO CRASH

Jan. 30, 2010
DRIVERS WILL FIND MOST ROADS SNOW COVERED IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA SATURDAY MORNING
Crews are focusing on clearing interstates and primary roads first

Jan. 29, 2010
MOTORISTS ADVISED TO USE CAUTION ON ROUTE 636 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Jan. 29, 2010
VDOT PREPARES FOR SNOW IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA

Jan. 27, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXIT RAMP OFF NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 AT EXIT 128 (IRONTO) CLOSES FOR REPAIR WORK

Jan. 27, 2010
A PORTION OF ROUTE 633 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY WILL BE CLOSED THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK

Jan. 21, 2010
WINTRY MIX COULD MEAN ICY ROADS IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
Road conditions will vary depending on temperatures

Jan. 20, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: VDOT TO TAKE SOIL SAMPLES ON ROUTE 693 (LEAD MINE ROAD) IN PULASKI COUNTY

Jan. 8, 2010
ROAD CONDITIONS VARY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
Winds are causing snow to drift in some areas and cold temperatures mean no melting

Jan. 8, 2010
DRIVERS SHOULD WATCH FOR SLICK SPOTS ON ROADS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
Roads in the New River Valley and Roanoke County are in minor to moderate condition

Jan. 7, 2010
VDOT PREPARES FOR SNOW IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA

Jan. 5, 2010
VDOT WILL HOLD MEETING ON INTERSTATE 581 AND ELM AVENUE INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS IN ROANOKE

Jan. 5, 2010
TRAFFIC ALERT: VDOT TO RESCHEDULE SOIL SAMPLING ON ROUTE 693 (LEAD MINE ROAD) IN PULASKI COUNTY

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