2011 News Releases - Salem

Jan. 3, 2012
 SALEM DISTRICT TRAFFIC CONDITIONS
4:30 a.m.

Dec. 28, 2011
UPDATE: PIPE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE ROUTE 740 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY NEAR ROANOKE COUNTY LINE

Dec. 27, 2011
INCIDENT CLEAN UP PROGRESSES I-81 SOUTH IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Dec. 27, 2011
INCIDENT CLOSES PORTION OF I-81 SOUTH IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Dec. 16, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: PIPE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE ROUTE 740 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY NEAR ROANOKE COUNTY LINE

Dec. 14, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE WORK TO CLOSE SECTION OF ROUTE 605 (SPRUCE RUN ROAD) IN GILES COUNTY

Dec. 12, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: PIPE REPLACMENT TO CLOSE SECTION OF ROUTE 673 (JACKS MOUNTAIN ROAD) IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

Dec. 7, 2011
VIRGINIA ADVANCES COALFIELDS EXPRESSWAY AND ROUTE 58 IMPROVEMENTS
$124 million to be invested

Dec. 6, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE BEAM PLACEMENT TO IMPACT TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 221 WIDENING PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Dec. 6, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: PIPE INSTALLATION TO CLOSE SECTION OF ROUTE 705 (SOWERS ROAD) IN FLOYD COUNTY

Dec. 6, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: PIPE INSTALLATION TO CLOSE SECTION OF ROUTE 697 IN BEDFORD COUNTY AT ROUTE 460

Dec. 5, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: ONLY ONE LANE OF ROUTE 460 IN GILES COUNTY, VIRGINIA OPEN TO TRAFFIC
Route 460 traffic to be impacted into the nighttime hours  

Nov. 23, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 PAVEMENT REPAIRS IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Nov. 18, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 PAVEMENT REPAIRS IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Nov. 18, 2011
I-81 TRUCK CLIMBING LANE BLASTING ALTERED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TRAFFIC
Blasting will not occur Nov. 23, 24 and 25.

Oct. 21, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: PIPE REPLACEMENT CLOSES A SECTION OF ROUTE 610 (HUMMINGBIRD LANE) IN FLOYD COUNTY

Oct. 21, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL TO BE ACTIVATED AT ROUTE 220 INTERSECTION IN ROANOKE

Oct. 17, 2011
VDOT REMINDS RACE FANS TO FOLLOW SIGNS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

Oct. 17, 2011
VDOT SCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARING FOR ROUTE 613 (WHITE ROCKS ROAD) DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN GILES COUNTY

Oct. 17, 2011
VDOT SCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARING FOR ROUTE 613 (WHITE ROCKS ROAD) DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN GILES COUNTY

Oct. 17, 2011
VDOT SCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARING FOR ROUTE 600 (PINEY WOODS ROAD) IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Oct. 14, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 BRIDGE DECK REPAIRS IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Oct. 13, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 775 BRIDGE CLOSURE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

Oct. 5, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE A SECTION OF ROUTE 713 (ELKHORN ROAD) IN CARROLL COUNTY

Oct. 3, 2011
VDOT SCHEDULES CITIZEN INFORMATION MEETING FOR PROJECT TO REPLACE THE INTERSTATE 81 BRIDGES OVER THE NEW RIVER

Sept. 30, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 603 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Sept. 22, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE WORK CAUSES LANE CLOSURE ON ROUTE 100 IN PULASKI COUNTY

Sept. 22, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE ROUTE 715 IN BEDFORD COUNTY

Sept. 11, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: LEFT LANE CLOSED ON ROUTE 460 WESTBOUND IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Sept. 9, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: FRANKLIN COUNTY BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE ROUTE 681 (COOPERS COVE ROAD)

Sept. 8, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURES ON STARKEY ROAD IN ROANOKE COUNTY STARTING NEXT WEEK

Aug. 31, 2011
INTERSTATE 81 TRUCK CLIMBING LANE BLASTING SCHEDULE TO CHANGE AFTER LABOR DAY
Blasting days will expand from Monday through Thursday to include Fridays

Aug. 29, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPAIRS TO IMPACT TRAFFIC ON NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN PULASKI COUNTY

Aug. 26, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 311 IN ROANOKE COUNTY STARTING NEXT WEEK

Aug. 24, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME PAVING TO CLOSE SEVERAL ROUTE 220 EXIT RAMPS IN ROCKY MOUNT

Aug. 22, 2011
VDOT TO HOLD RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY FOR ROUTE 58 HILLSVILLE BYPASS OPENING

Aug. 22, 2011
AFFIC ALERT: EXPECT HEAVY TRAFFIC IN HILLSVILLE FOR ANNUAL FLEA MARKET AND GUN SHOW
New Route 58 Hillsville Bypass open to traffic before Labor Day

Aug. 18, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: EMERGENCY PAVING REPAIRS CLOSE LANE OF SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Aug. 12, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 811 (THOMAS JEFFERSON ROAD) IN BEDFORD COUNTY

Aug. 12, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE A SECTION OF ROUTE 630 (NORTHSIDE ROAD) IN CRAIG COUNTY

Aug. 12, 2011
I-81 TRUCK CLIMBING LANE BLASTING SCHEDULE ALTERED FOR RETURN OF VIRGINIA TECH STUDENTS
Blasting rescheduled to evening hours on Wednesday, Aug. 17 and Thursday, Aug. 18

Aug. 11, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT TRAFFIC CHANGES ON ROUTE 58 HILSVILLE BYPASS
Entire bypass is expected to open to traffic later this month

Aug. 7, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC TO BE DETOURED AROUND A SECTION OF ROUTE 43 IN BEDFORD COUNTY TOMORROW

Aug. 4, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE WORK CAUSES LANE CLOSURES ON INTERSTATE 81 AND ROUTE 8 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Aug. 3, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME PAVING TO CLOSE INTERSTATE 81 RAMPS AT EXIT 150 (TROUTVILLE)

Aug. 2, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 749 (MEADORS SPUR ROAD) IN BEDFORD COUNTY TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY

July 28, 2011
BLASTING ON INTERSTATE 81 TRUCK CLIMBING LANE PROJECT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO RESUME
Revised traffic management plan includes detouring southbound I-81 traffic onto Route 11/460

July 28, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: DRAINAGE WORK WILL CLOSE SECTION OF ROUTE 676 (BACK CREEK ROAD) IN ROANOKE COUNTY

July 28, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT LANE CLOSURES ON NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 AND ROUTE 8 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

July 25, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE A SECTION OF ROUTE 703 (BRONCO ROAD) IN CARROLL COUNTY

July 25, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURES PLANNED ON EAST MAIN STREET IN SALEM

July 25, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME PIPE REPLACEMENT TO IMPACT TRAFFIC ON EASTBOUND ROUTE 460 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

July 21, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURES PLANNED ON NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 AND ROUTE 8 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

July 20, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 672 (ETZLER ROAD) IN BOTETOURT COUNTY TO BE DETOURED LONGER
Weather delayed removing detour on road construction project

July 19, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE ROUTE 635 (BONBROOK MILL ROAD) IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
Coopers Cove Road bridge replacement rescheduled for August 1

July 13, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROADWAY DEBRIS FOLLOWING INTERSTATE 81 BLASTING DETOURS TRAFFIC

July 12, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE WORK TO AFFECT TRAFFIC ON ROUTE 797 (RADER BARN ROAD) IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

July 12, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPAIRS TO CLOSE ROUTE 620 (GUM LOG ROAD) IN PULASKI COUNTY

July 12, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO CLOSE ROUTE 663 (STERLING ROAD) IN ROANOKE COUNTY

July 11, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: PIPE REPAIR CLOSES A SECTION OF ROUTE 755 (MORGANS MILL ROAD) IN BEDFORD COUNTY

July 8, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BOAT RAMP TO REMAIN CLOSED DUE TO PEPPERS FERRY BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

June 28, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: POTHOLE REPAIR TO CLOSE A LANE ON NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN ROANOKE COUNTY TONIGHT

June 28, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: A SECTION OF ROUTE 726 (QUARTERWOOD ROAD) IN BEDFORD COUNTY WILL BE CLOSED

June 27, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: $1.7-MILLION PAVING PROJECT BEGINS AT ROUTE 11 AND ROUTE 220 INTERSECTION IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
Nighttime paving will impact traffic at Interstate 81’s exit 150 (Troutville) until September

June 27, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: POTHOLE REPAIR TO CLOSE A LANE ON SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 581 IN ROANOKE TONIGHT

June 24, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: ONE LANE OF INTERSTATE 81 NORTHBOUND WILL BE CLOSED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

June 24, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURES ON ROUTE 460 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY NEXT WEEK

June 17, 2011
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD VOTES TO PURSUE HENRY COUNTY ALTERNATIVE ALIGNMENT FOR INTERSTATE 73 IN HENRY COUNTY

June 16, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 114 TUESDAY MORNING
Another section of the westbound Route 114 bridge over the New River to be removed at 10 a.m.

June 16, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE WORK TO DETOUR ROUTE 747 TRAFFIC IN PULASKI COUNTY

June 16, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC CHANGE COMING TO ROUTE 58 IN CARROLL COUNTY DUE TO HILLSVILLE BYPASS CONSTRUCTION
New traffic pattern will require westbound Route 58 traffic to stop at stop sign

June 16, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 672 (ETZLER ROAD) IN BOTETOURT COUNTY TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY
Realignment project to detour traffic starting next week

June 9, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 114 FRIDAY MORNING
Crews are expected to remove the existing westbound Route 114 bridge over the New River at 10 a.m.

June 3, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 114 MONDAY MORNING
Crews are expected to remove the existing westbound Route 114 bridge over the New River at 10 a.m.

June 2, 2011
VDOT TO PERFORM HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY BENEATH INTERSTATE 81 BRIDGE OVER THE NEW RIVER
VDOT using side-scan sonar for the first time in southwestern Virginia

June 1, 2011
PEPPERS FERRY ROAD BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION TO CLOSE NEW RIVER BOAT RAMP

May 27, 2011
VDOT SEEKS CITIZEN INPUT ON VALLEY VIEW INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

May 25, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: RIGHT LANE OF NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FRIDAY AT EXIT 114

May 20, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: ADDITIONAL BLASTING ON INTERSTATE 81 TRUCK LANE PROJECT SCHEDULED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Blasting to be scheduled periodically through March 2012

May 12, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: MORE BLASTING SCHEDULED TOMORROW ON ROUTE 221 WIDENING PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY

May 9, 2011
VDOT SCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARING FOR IRONTO/ELLISTON CONNECTOR IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

May 5, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BLASTING EXPECTED TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK ON INTERSTATE 81 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Blasting to be scheduled periodically through March 2012 as part of truck climbing lane project

May 5, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: MORE BLASTING SCHEDULED TOMORROW ON ROUTE 221 WIDENING PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY

May 4, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: CLOSURE PLANNED FOR ROUTE 602 BRIDGE WORK IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

May 4, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 613 (LONE IVY ROAD) BRIDGE IN PATRICK COUNTY TO BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY

April 22, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF A SECTION OF ROUTE 419 IN ROANOKE COUNTY SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY

April 19, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: MORE BLASTING SCHEDULED ON ROUTE 221 WIDENING PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY

April 15, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: THREE ROAD PROJECTS TO IMPACT TRAFFIC IN FRANKLIN COUNTY STARTING NEXT WEEK

April 14, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 741 IN BEDFORD COUNTY CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC STARTING NEXT WEEK

March 31, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: WATER LINE INSTALLATION TO CLOSE ROUTE 609 IN HENRY COUNTY

March 31, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BLASTING SCHEDULED TODAY ON ROUTE 221 WIDENING PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY

March 28, 2011
VDOT REMINDS RACE FANS TO FOLLOW SIGNS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

March 21, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT TRAFFIC IMPACTS ON ROUTE 738 (WEBSTER ROAD) IN BOTETOURT COUNTY
Bridge replacement project to detour traffic starting next month

March 14, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: WATER LINE INSTALLATION TO CAUSE LANE CLOSURES ON ROUTE 220 IN HENRY COUNTY

March 14, 2011
VDOT COMPLETES ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS FOR ROUTE 58 WIDENING BETWEEN STUART AND HILLSVILLE

March 7, 2011
VDOT HOLDS PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ON ROUTE 11/460 WIDENING PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY

March 7, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: GLENDALE ROAD PROJECT IN GALAX TO AFFECT TRAFFIC

Feb. 24, 2011
VDOT SEEKS CITIZEN INPUT ON ALTERNATIVE ALIGNMENT FOR INTERSTATE 73 IN HENRY COUNTY

Feb. 22, 2011
VDOT HOLDS PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING FOR INTERSTATE 81 TRUCK CLIMBING LANE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Feb. 22, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: GUARDRAIL REPAIRS TO CAUSE NIGHTTIME ROUTE 220 RAMP CLOSURE IN HENRY COUNTY

Feb. 8, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: MORE BLASTING ON THE ROUTE 221 WIDENING PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY EXPECTED

Feb. 3, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURE PLANNED FOR TONIGHT ON NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Feb. 3, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: POTHOLE REPAIR TO CLOSE A LANE ON SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Feb. 1, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: BLASTING ON ROUTE 221 WIDENING PROJECT IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO CAUSE TRAFFIC DELAYS
Blasting to be scheduled on various days for the next three to five weeks

Jan. 26, 2011
ROAD CONDITIONS IN WESTERN VIRGINIA COULD WORSEN AS TEMPERATURES DROP
Roads are mostly wet with slick spots particularly in cooler areas

Jan. 10, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 693 IN PULASKI COUNTY WILL BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY

Jan. 10, 2011
VDOT RESCHEDULES CITIZEN INFORMATION MEETING ON TYLER AVENUE TO EAST MAIN STREET CONNECTOR IN RADFORD

Jan. 8, 2011
MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION ON ROADS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA SATURDAY MORNING

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