News Releases - Salem

Sept. 29, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 NORTHBOUND BLOCKED DUE TO MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Sept. 29, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXIT 150 PROJECT SCHEDULES LANE CLOSURES ON ROUTE 220 ALTERNATE NEXT WEEK IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Sept. 29, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXTENDED LANE CLOSURES ON INTERSTATE 81 THIS WEEKEND FOR BRIDGE REPAIRS IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Sept. 27, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 601 BRIDGE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS IN GILES COUNTY

Sept. 26, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: WEEKEND CLOSURE OF SOUTHGATE DRIVE SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 30 BEFORE ROUNDABOUT OPENING
New traffic circle at Southgate Drive and Duck Pond Drive expected to open Sunday, October 2

Sept. 21, 2016
BOARD AWARDS $48 MILLION CONTRACT TO REPLACE TWO BRIDGES IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY
Northbound I-81 bridge over the New River and Route 232 bridge over I-81 to be replaced

Sept. 20, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: BIG STONY CREEK ROAD CLOSURE PLANNED FOR WEDNESDAY IN GILES COUNTY

Aug. 25, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 667 (MAYLAND ROAD) BRIDGE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS IN ROANOKE COUNTY

Aug. 25, 2016
VDOT TO HOST DESIGN PUBLIC HEARING FOR INTERSTATE 81 BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS AT EXIT 114

Aug. 22, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT HEAVY TRAFFIC IN HILLSVILLE FOR ANNUAL FLEA MARKET AND GUN SHOW

Aug. 18, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXTENDED LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR INTERSTATE 81 BRIDGE REPAIR IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Aug. 18, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: LIBERTY ROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE IN ROANOKE TO DETOUR TRAFFIC OVER THE WEEKEND

Aug. 15, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN IN PLACE ON SOUTHGATE DRIVE AT VIRGINIA TECH
Drivers should use caution and pay attention to pavement markings

Aug. 9, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: SCHEDULED NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 DETOUR IN BOTETOURT COUNTY TO BEGIN EARLY DUE TO INCIDENT
Detour start time moved up from 10 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Aug. 4, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 620 CLOSED FOR EMERGENCY PIPE REPLACEMENT IN CARROLL COUNTY

Aug. 1, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 756 (RURITAN ROAD) BRIDGE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

July 28, 2016
CONTRACT AWARDED FOR ROUTE 220 BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

July 20, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 643 (BELLEVUE ROAD) BRIDGE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS IN BEDFORD COUNTY

July 15, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXTENDED LANE CLOSURES ON INTERSTATE 81 SCHEDULED TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK FOR BRIDGE WORK IN PULASKI COUNTY

July 11, 2016
VDOT HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON ROUTE 122 GOOSE CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT IN BEDFORD COUNTY

July 5, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 BRIDGE REPAIRS TO REQUIRE LANE CLOSURES AND DETOUR IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

June 30, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: I-81 BLOCKED DUE TO MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH
Northbound and southbound lanes blocked at mile marker 139.8

June 30, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 621 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

June 29, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED TOMORROW ON ROUTE 603 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

June 26, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: VDOT PROJECTS ON ROUTE 311, VALLEY VIEW AND 10TH STREET SCHEDULED TO IMPACT TRAFFIC IN ROANOKE THIS WEEK

June 26, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: SLOW ROLLS FOR PRIORITY SLOPE REPAIRS BEGIN TOMORROW ON INTERSTATE 77 IN CARROLL COUNTY
Travelers should prepare for significant delays

June 20, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: VDOT PROJECTS TO IMPACT TRAFFIC IN CITY OF ROANOKE

June 17, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: SLOW ROLL FOR BLASTING SCHEDULED ON ROUTE 100 TODAY IN PULASKI COUNTY

June 16, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: I-581 SOUTHBOUND REDUCED TO ONE LANE FROM HERSHBERGER TO VALLEY VIEW BEGINNING TONIGHT

June 13, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: PAVING AND SIGNAL WORK TO IMPACT TRAFFIC AT VALLEY VIEW BEGINNING TONIGHT

June 7, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: RIGHT LANE CLOSURE ON INTERSTATE 81 AT MILE MAKER 136 IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO IMPACT TRAFFIC
Lengthy lane closure expected to delay traffic today

June 3, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: COMMUTERS SHOULD EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 220 AT THE ROANOKE/FRANKLIN COUNTY LINE
Incident involving a downed power line pole affecting both directions of Route 220

June 2, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: THROUGH-TRAFFIC DETOUR ON COTTON HILL ROAD IN ROANOKE COUNTY SCHEDULED
Closure to impact through-traffic for several weeks

June 1, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: DETOUR IN PLACE FOR SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 220 AT ROCKY MOUNT

May 31, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE WORK SCHEDULED IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

May 31, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES BEGIN AT VALLEY VIEW TOMORROW

May 27, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: REPAIR WORK ON ROUTE 460 IN GILES COUNTY TO DELAY TRAFFIC STARTING MAY 31

May 27, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 781 (LICK RUN ROAD) PIPE REPLACEMENT TO IMPACT TRAFFIC IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

May 24, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: EMERGENCY LANE CLOSURES ON ROUTE 460 IN GILES COUNTY
Route 460 reduced to one lane in both directions at The Bluffs

May 23, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED TO BEGIN TONIGHT AT VALLEY VIEW

May 23, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN RESCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW AT EXIT 150 OFF INTERSTATE 81 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

May 19, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHGATE DRIVE CLOSURE PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK AT VIRGINIA TECH

May 14, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES SCHEDULED AT VALLEY VIEW BEGIN ON MONDAY

May 10, 2016
VDOT TO HOLD “PARDON OUR DUST” PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ON 10th STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN ROANOKE
VDOT and contractor prepare to begin construction

May 6, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES SCHEDULED AT VALLEY VIEW NEXT WEEK

May 6, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN SCHEDULED AT EXIT 150 OFF INTERSTATE 81 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY NEXT WEEK

May 5, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGE FOR ROUTE 58

May 2, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHBOUND ROUTE 220 BLOCKED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY BY OVERTURNED TRACTOR-TRAILER

April 29, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED ON VALLEY VIEW BOULEVARD NEXT WEEK

April 29, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 622 (EVERETT ROAD) BRIDGE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS IN BEDFORD COUNTY

April 27, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 BLOCKED IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

April 22, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGE AT ROUTE 670 AND ROUTE 834 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY TODAY

April 18, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGE FOR ROUTE 58 IN CARROLL COUNTY SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK

April 18, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE AND PIPE REPLACEMENTS SCHEDULED IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

April 18, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 311 IN ROANOKE COUNTY FOR SPOT PAVING

April 17, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRAFFIC CHANGE COMING TO EXIT 150 OFF INTERSTATE 81 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY NEXT WEEK

April 14, 2016
VDOT HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON APRIL 28 FOR ROUTE 220 SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

April 13, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES SCHEDULED AT VALLEY VIEW TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY

April 9, 2016
ICY AREAS ON ROADS SATURDAY DUE TO CLIPPER SYSTEM
Possibility of snow and slick roads in our area

March 28, 2016
VDOT ENCOURAGES RACE FANS TO FOLLOW SIGNS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

March 25, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 620 TO CLOSE FOR CULVERT REPLACEMENT IN CARROLL COUNTY

March 25, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED AT VALLEY VIEW PROJECT ON INTERSTATE 581 NEXT WEEK

March 25, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 NORTHBOUND LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

March 21, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: SLOW ROLLS, RAMP AND LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED THIS WEEK ON INTERSTATE 581 AT VALLEY VIEW

March 16, 2016
CONTRACT AWARDED FOR 10th STREET PROJECT IN ROANOKE
Project to improve traffic flow and safety for pedestrians and bicyclists

March 13, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: INTERSTATE 81 SOUTHBOUND LANES BLOCKED DUE TO VEHICLE INCIDENT

March 11, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: COTTON HILL ROAD IN ROANOKE COUNTY DETOUR IS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 1 - 4

March 8, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURE FOR EMERGENCY POTHOLE REPAIR ON SOUTHBOUND I-81 BRIDGE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

March 7, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: SLOW ROLLS, LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES SCHEDULED ON INTERSTATE 581 AT VALLEY VIEW TONIGHT AND TOMORROW

March 4, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: WORK AT VALLEY VIEW PROJECT CLOSES LANES AND RAMP ON INTERSTATE 581 NEXT WEEK

March 4, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: ICY SPOTS AND RE-FREEZING OVERNIGHT MAY CAUSE DELAYS DURING MORNING COMMUTE

March 3, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS PREPARING FOR LATE WINTER WEATHER TONIGHT AND TOMORROW

March 2, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 773 AND ROUTE 646 TO BE CLOSED IN MARCH FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS IN PATRICK COUNTY

Feb. 26, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR EMERGENCY PAVING ON SOUTHBOUND I-81 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Feb. 26, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: FLASHING YELLOW ARROW INSTALLATION SCHEDULED AT TWO INTERSECTIONS

Feb. 26, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: TWO BRIDGE REPLACEMENTS SCHEDULED IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Feb. 26, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES SCHEDULED AT VALLEY VIEW NEXT WEEK

Feb. 25, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROCK SLIDE BLOCKS ROUTE 623 (CASCADE DRIVE) IN GILES COUNTY

Feb. 22, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: EMERGENCY POTHOLE REPAIR ON NORTHBOUND I-81 BRIDGE IN PULASKI COUNTY CLOSES LANE

Feb. 20, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES SCHEDULED AT VALLEY VIEW NEXT WEEK

Feb. 17, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURE PLANNED FOR SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 77 AT MILE MARKER 14 IN CARROLL COUNTY

Feb. 16, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: ROAD CREWS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SUNSHINE AND WARMER TEMPERATURES TO WORK ON SECONDARY ROADS
Refreezing will pose challenges overnight

Feb. 16, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: TRACTOR TRAILER CRASH CLOSES INTERSTATE 81 RAMP AT EXIT 162 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

Feb. 16, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: OVERNIGHT FREEZING RAIN CREATES ICY ROADS
Secondary Roads and Neighborhood Streets Still Snow Covered

Feb. 15, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: AVOID TRAVEL AS FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT ROADS TONIGHT

Feb. 15, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: ROAD CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO WORSEN AS SNOW CHANGES TO FREEZING RAIN THIS AFTERNOON
Travel not advisable this afternoon and into the evening hours

Feb. 15, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: MOTORISTS ENCOURAGED TO AVOID TRAVEL TODAY
Roads in western Virginia covered in snow with winter weather continuing

Feb. 14, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: DRIVERS ENCOURAGED TO AVOID TRAVEL AS COLD TEMPERATURES AND SNOW WILL BRING SLICK ROADS

Feb. 10, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT:  COLD TEMPERATURES MAY HAVE CREATED ICY SPOTS

Feb. 9, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: SLICK ROADS POSSIBLE DUE TO CONTINUING WINTRY MIX
Changing road conditions continue throughout the region

Feb. 9, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: COMMUTERS SHOULD WATCH FOR POSSIBLE ICY SPOTS PARTICULARLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES
Some secondary roads in the New River Valley snow covered

Feb. 7, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: WINTRY MIX COULD BRING SLICK ROADS
Drivers should monitor weather forecasts and expect possible changing road conditions

Feb. 5, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: RIGHT LANE OF SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 77 AT MILE MARKER 14 NOW OPEN IN CARROLL COUNTY

Feb. 2, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: LEFT LANE OF SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 77 AT MILE MARKER 14 OPEN IN CARROLL COUNTY
Detour removed but right lane to remain closed, possibly for days

Feb. 1, 2016
HIGH VISIBILITY SIGNAL BACKPLATE INSTALLATION BEGINS FOR MAJOR ROAD CORRIDORS IN WESTERN AND SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA

Feb. 1, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: DAMAGED BRIDGE CLOSES SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 77 IN CARROLL COUNTY
Traffic using ramps at exit 14 (Hillsville) around closure

Jan. 29, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED ON ROUTE 11 OFF INTERSTATE 81 AT EXIT 150 IN BOTETOURT COUNTY NEXT WEEK

Jan. 26, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: RAIN COULD CHANGE TO SLEET OR SNOW AND CREATE SLICK ROADS IF TEMPERATURES DROP

Jan. 25, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: RE-FREEZING OVERNIGHT MAY CAUSE DELAYS DURING MORNING COMMUTE

Jan. 25, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: SOUTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 LANE CLOSURE IN PLACE IN PULASKI COUNTY TODAY

Jan. 25, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: NEIGHBORHOOD ROADS AND SUBDIVISION STREETS REMAIN ICY AND SNOW COVERED
Interstates and main roads mostly clear

Jan. 24, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: CREWS CONTINUE WORKING TO PLOW ROADS
Overnight drifting snow posed challenge in many areas

Jan. 23, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: DRIVERS ENCOURAGED TO AVOID TRAVEL THROUGH SUNDAY AS PLOWING CONTINUES

Jan. 23, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: CREWS CONTINUE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO PLOW ROADS

Jan. 21, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: MOTORISTS URGED TO AVOID TRAVEL DURING UPCOMING WEATHER EVENT

Jan. 21, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: BE ALERT TO ICY ROADS IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA
Many secondary roads and neighborhood streets are icy with frozen snow

Jan. 21, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: RE-FREEZING OVERNIGHT MAY CAUSE DELAYS DURING MORNING COMMUTE

Jan. 19, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT PREPARES FOR CLIPPER SYSTEM ON WEDNESDAY
Possibility of snow and slick roads in our area

Jan. 16, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT: EQUIPMENT OPERATORS ON ALERT AND READY
Possibility of snow and slick roads in our area overnight

Jan. 13, 2016
Nine-Year-Old Asks to Adopt Highway for Christmas

Jan. 12, 2016
SALEM DISTRICT:  SNOW SHOWERS MAY CAUSE SLICK ROADS THIS AFTERNOON, PARTICULARLY IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS
Drivers should check road conditions and use caution

Jan. 6, 2016
TRAFFIC ALERT: OVERSIZED TRACTOR-TRAILER SCHEDULED TO TRAVEL ON ROADS IN PULASKI AND WYTHE COUNTY THIS WEEKEND

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