News Releases - Statewide

Oct. 27, 2014
VDOT’S WINTER BUDGET, EQUIPMENT IN PLACE
Agency Estimates $145.5 Million Available for Statewide Snow Removal

Oct. 24, 2014
VDOT ANNOUNCES NEW RICHMOND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR
Robert H. Cary, P.E., will lead the transportation program in the agency’s Richmond District

Oct. 16, 2014
RESEARCH ON REVOLUTIONARY PAVEMENT-RECYCLING PROJECT INDICATES SOLID PERFORMANCE 3 YEARS LATER
Report recommends VDOT pursue further pavement recycling

Oct. 15, 2014
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS TWO MAJOR CONTRACTS FOR $27.3 MILLION
Projects include funding to replace U.S. 501 bridge over James River

Oct. 9, 2014
VIRGINIA CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
Largest number of Virginia schools participate since 2004

Sept. 22, 2014
VDOT, FHWA & U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS SIGN ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS ON ROUTE 460 PROJECT IN SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA 
Public hearings to be held in October, official comment period starts today

Sept. 19, 2014
THREE TEAMS SELECTED FOR ROUTE 29 SOLUTIONS PROPOSAL
The teams will be invited to submit proposals for three design build projects

Sept. 18, 2014
REVISED DRAFT TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM RELEASED FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
Program adjusted for project prioritization

Sept. 10, 2014
YOU ARE INVITED TO SHARE YOUR IDEAS AND COMMENTS ON ROAD, RAIL, TRANSIT PROJECTS AND IMPROVEMENTS
Public meetings take place Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

Sept. 4, 2014
Gov. McAuliffe Announces Improvements to Commonwealth Hurricane Preparedness
Hurricane evacuation timeline adjusted to allow officials more time to make decisions and carry out emergency plans

Aug. 22, 2014
VDOT TO LIFT LANE CLOSURES FOR LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
Check Virginia’s 511 tools and travel-trend map to plan your route and avoid congestion

Aug. 12, 2014
VDOT RESEARCHES WILDLIFE PATTERNS TO REDUCE COLLISIONS, INCREASE ROADWAY SAFETY
Study focuses on Afton Mountain area of Interstate 64

July 28, 2014
Agriculture Secretary Haymore Unveils Southern Virginia Wine Region Road Signs
Sign Program Promotes Virginia’s Burgeoning Wine Industry, Diverse Wine Regions and American Viticultural Areas

July 21, 2014
Commonwealth Requests Public Comments on PPTA Guidelines

July 17, 2014
Gov. McAuliffe Launches Plan to Help Fix I-66
25-mile project would include new express lanes, rapid bus service, park and-ride network

July 16, 2014
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS TWO MAJOR CONTRACTS FOR $13.5 MILLION
Projects will improve Richmond bridge, Fairfax County roads

July 9, 2014
VDOT PUTS VIRGINIA ON THE MAP
2014-2016 State Map Celebrates Centennial of the Virginia Forestry System

July 1, 2014
35 MPH SPEED LIMIT ENACTED FOR ALL UNPAVED ROADWAYS IN VIRGINIA
Revision to State Code Creates New Consistent Speed Limit for Motorists

June 26, 2014
VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES DURING FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY
Motorists reminded to “Move Over” for vehicles with flashing blue, red or amber lights

June 24, 2014
VDOT ANNOUNCES ESTABLISHMENT OF OMBUDSMAN FUNCTION TO ASSIST PUBLIC WITH RIGHT OF WAY TRANSACTIONS
Ombudsman to provide independent and objective review of limited Right of Way functions

June 23, 2014
VDOT KEEPS PAVEMENT MARKINGS BRIGHT, VISIBLE
Annual statewide effort to refresh and maintain over 58,000 lane miles of pavement markings

June 19, 2014
Localities Across Commonwealth to get Approximately $180 Million in State Matching Funds for Transportation Projects

June 18, 2014
GOVERNOR MCAULIFFE ANNOUNCES $13.1 BILLION IN TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS ACROSS THE STATE WILL IMPROVE MOBILITY AND DRIVE THE ECONOMY
Transportation program reflects input from residents and the traveling public following a series of public hearings

June 16, 2014
VDOT MOVING FORWARD WITH ENVIRONMENTAL WORK ON FIVE ALTERNATIVES TO IMPROVE ROUTE 460 IN SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA

June 10, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Web Portal to Track Road Projects
Go to Virginiaroads.org for interactive maps that show latest paving conditions and construction projects across the state

May 28, 2014
SPRING MOWING IN FULL SWING ALONG VIRGINIA ROADS
VDOT asks motorists to watch for crews as they maintain sight lines for safety

May 22, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces Reforms to P3 Process

May 16, 2014
VDOT TO LIFT LANE CLOSURES FOR MEMORIAL DAY TRAVEL
Use 511 Virginia, travel-trend maps to plan your trip and avoid delays

May 14, 2014
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS THREE MAJOR CONTRACTS FOR $123.5 MILLION
Projects will improve roads, interchanges in Northern Virginia, Montgomery County

May 13, 2014
RT. 29 RECOMMENDED IMPROVEMENTS PRESENTED TO TRANSPORTATION BOARD
Cost of proposed improvements is $203 million

May 13, 2014
ROUTE 29 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS RECOMMENDATION PRESENTED TO COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD MAY 13 IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
Meeting to be live streamed

May 9, 2014
VDOT HAS REPAIRED MORE THAN 146,000 POTHOLES
Agency continues pothole maintenance statewide

May 5, 2014
VDOT CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY ON MAY 7
More than 65 events planned for elementary and middle schools in Virginia

May 1, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Names Six Members to Commonwealth Transportation Board

April 18, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces 95 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia More Than 70 Percent Complete; On-Track for Completion by End of 2014
Recent milestones mark progress and local economic benefits

April 16, 2014
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS TWO CONTRACTS FOR $52.7 MILLION
I-495 Project Will Add Capacity in Northern Section of Capital Beltway

April 16, 2014
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD RELEASES DRAFT SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
$13.1 billion in road, bridge rail and public transportation improvements

April 15, 2014
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD TO RELEASE DRAFT SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM TOMORROW, APRIL 16
Meeting to be live streamed

April 15, 2014
VDOT Releases RFI for Proposed New Location of Hampton Roads District Office
– Potential Project Would Enhance Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Deliver Best Value by Co-Locating VDOT’s Critical Transportation Facilities

April 14, 2014
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ACROSS THE STATE ON THE DRAFT SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Draft program to be posted online April 16

April 7, 2014
DO YOUR PART TO KEEP WORK ZONES SAFE
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 7-11; VDOT to hold a vigil for workers who lost their lives in work zone crashes

April 3, 2014
GOVERNOR MCAULIFFE SIGNS INTO LAW THE HAMPTON ROADS TRANSPORTATION ACCOUNTABILITY COMMISSION
Elected officials representing the Hampton Roads region to make transportation decision and be held accountable for them

March 25, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY -- RT. 29 ADVISORY PANEL MEETING TO BE HELD 1 P.M., MARCH 27 IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
Public can attend the meeting or videoconferenced locations, view live webstream or recorded podcast

March 19, 2014
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS FIVE CONTRACTS WORTH $72.7 MILLION

March 19, 2014
RT. 29 ADVISORY PANEL TO PROVIDE LOCAL INPUT
Transportation Secretary seeks ‘reasonable solutions’ to congestion in Charlottesville region

March 17, 2014
CREWS FOCUSING EFFORTS ON SECONDARY ROADS AS STORM CLEANUP CONTINUES
Low temps overnight bring possibility of refreeze and black ice

March 16, 2014
STATEWIDE – SLICK DRIVING CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF THE STATE WITH WINTRY MIX OF RAIN, SLEET AND SNOW
Motorists urged to avoid or limit travel

March 16, 2014
STATEWIDE - MOTORISTS URGED TO PREPARE FOR WINTER WEATHER, AS RAIN, SLEET AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT

March 14, 2014
SECRETARY LAYNE TO CONVENE RT. 29 ADVISORY PANEL
Panel will be chaired by former VDOT Commissioner Philip Shucet

March 14, 2014
TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY LAYNE ANNOUNCES ROUTE 460 PROJECT CONTRACT SUSPENDED WHILE ENVIRONMENTAL WORK TAKES PLACE
Commonwealth remains committed to Route 460 improvements in southeastern Virginia, but contract work is temporarily halted to cut spending during environmental work

March 5, 2014
Winter Weather Impacts VDOT’s Snow Budget
Adjustments will be made; agency has sufficient resources to repair potholes, pave roads and maintain safety on roads across Virginia

March 5, 2014
VDOT ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP FOR FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT
Marcie Parker, P.E., will oversee all VDOT construction, maintenance and operations programs in the 14-county Fredericksburg District

March 3, 2014
VDOT WORKING ROUND THE CLOCK TO CLEAR ROADS
Overnight refreeze will cause hazardous travel; check conditions at 511Virginia

March 2, 2014
VDOT Is Ready For Next Round of Winter Weather
Get the latest road conditions before you travel at www.511virginia.org

Feb. 27, 2014
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS 15 CONTRACTS WORTH NEARLY $145 MILLION
Money will fund road and bridge improvements, enhance safety

Feb. 27, 2014
US Route 460 Connector bridge in Buchanan County recognized as top bridge project in North America

Feb. 25, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces Safety Improvements for I-77 in Fancy Gap
New technology to help reduce accidents and save lives

Feb. 24, 2014
VDOT REPAIRING POTHOLES STATEWIDE
Report potholes on VDOT’s website and at 800-FOR-ROAD

Feb. 14, 2014
VDOT Crews Focus Efforts on Clearing Secondary and Subdivision Roads Across Much of the State
Major roads are in good shape with some icy patches

Feb. 14, 2014
ICY ROAD CONDITIONS ACROSS MUCH OF VIRGINIA
Motorists urged to limit travel this morning and check 511 before driving 

Feb. 13, 2014
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL OPERATIONS
Motorists are warned to avoid or limit driving through the night and morning

Feb. 13, 2014
Slick Conditions Across the State As VDOT Crews Continue To Plow and Treat Roads
Motorists are warned to avoid or limit travel

Feb. 12, 2014
VDOT Crews Out In Force Plowing Snow Across the State
Motorists are warned to avoid or limit travel during the storm; driving conditions are difficult

Feb. 12, 2014
VDOT CREWS PREPARE FOR WINTER WEATHER
Motorists urged to avoid or limit travel this evening and tomorrow

Feb. 11, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces VDOT is Preparing for Statewide Snow Storm
Anti-icing operations under way; crews, equipment and supplies ready to go  

Feb. 3, 2014
J. DOUGLAS KOELEMAY APPOINTED TO LEAD OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
Former CTB member has wealth of public-, private-sector experience

Jan. 29, 2014
VDOT CREWS MAKE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN CLEARING ROADS ACROSS VIRGINIA
Major roads are mostly clear, crews focusing on secondary and subdivision streets

Jan. 29, 2014
VDOT CREWS CLEARING ROADS ACROSS VIRGINIA AS SNOW STORM IMPACTS MUCH OF STATE 
Motorists urged to avoid or limit travel particularly in southeastern Virginia

Jan. 28, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces VDOT Is in High Response Mode for Another Round of Winter Weather
Resources deployed to southeastern Virginia, where snow storm is expected to have highest impact

Jan. 24, 2014
GOVERNOR TERRY MCAULIFFE NAMES CHARLES KILPATRICK VDOT COMMISSIONER AND QUINTIN ELLIOTT VDOT CHIEF DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

Jan. 22, 2014
VDOT CREWS MAKE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS CLEARING MAJOR ROADS ACROSS THE STATE
Motorists urged to drive with extreme caution because of extreme cold and slick conditions

Jan. 22, 2014
Gov. McAuliffe Announces Emergency and Other Official Vehicles Will Not Have to Pay Tolls on the Downtown/Midtown Tunnels In Hampton Road Region

Jan. 22, 2014
VDOT CREWS OUT IN FORCE TREATING SNOW COVERED AND SLICK ROADS ACROSS THE STATE
Motorists statewide urged to avoid travel  

Jan. 22, 2014
VDOT Crews Out in Force Treating Snow Covered and Slick Roads Across the State
Motorists statewide urged to avoid travel

Jan. 21, 2014
USE CAUTION DURING AFTERNOON COMMUTE
Get the latest road conditions before you travel at www.511virginia.org

Jan. 21, 2014
VDOT RESPONDS TO WINTER STORM
12,324 pieces of statewide equipment ready

Jan. 20, 2014
VDOT CREWS PREPARE FOR STATEWIDE WINTER STORM

Jan. 15, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces Initial Toll Rates Will Be Cut in Half for the Downtown/Midtown Tunnels Project in Hampton Roads
Reduced rates take effect when tolling begins Feb. 1

Jan. 14, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments

Jan. 3, 2014
VDOT RESPONDS TO INCREASED DEMAND FOR E-ZPASS IN HAMPTON ROADS

Jan. 3, 2014
Winter Weather Expected To Bring Icy Road Conditions Across Much of the State
VDOT crews and equipment mobilized where necessary

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