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News Releases - Statewide

Dec. 14, 2018
VDOT WILL LIFT LANE CLOSURES TO EASE HOLIDAY TRAVEL
511 app and travel-trends map team up to make holiday travel more efficient

Dec. 10, 2018
VDOT Cleanup Continues As Winter Storm Exits Region
Travelers urged to limit travel if possible, use caution as crews focus on restoring roadways for motorists

Dec. 10, 2018
VDOT CLEANUP CONTINUES AS WINTER STORM EXITS REGION
Travelers urged to limit travel if possible, use caution as crews focus on restoring roadways for motorists

Dec. 10, 2018
VDOT: CONTINUE TO AVOID TRAVEL WHILE CREWS CLEAN UP FROM MAJOR WINTER STORM
Travelers urged to avoid overnight travel due to heavy snow accumulations and potential for refreeze

Dec. 9, 2018
VDOT: AVOID UNNECESSARY TRAVEL DURING WINTER STORM
Watch for slippery conditions, heavy accumulating snow in parts of Commonwealth

Dec. 8, 2018
VDOT READY FOR OLD MAN WINTER’S EARLY ARRIVAL THIS WEEKEND
Motorists urged to stay off affected roads once storm begins

Dec. 6, 2018
VDOT PARTNERS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL TO DEVELOP RESILIENT STREAM CROSSINGS
Innovative techniques nurture resiliency for both wildlife and Commonwealth infrastructure

Dec. 5, 2018
THE COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD ANNOUNCES GOVERNOR NORTHAM’S EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM ON HIGHWAY SAFETY
Also approves draft I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan and names new Director of Research and Innovation

Dec. 3, 2018
VDOT ANNOUNCES 2019 TOLL RELIEF PROGRAM ENROLLMENT PERIOD
Qualified participants will receive a 75-cent refund on Downtown and Midtown tunnel tolls

Nov. 15, 2018
VDOT WILL LIFT LANE CLOSURES DURING THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Get to family and friends quicker and safer by preparing before you go

Nov. 15, 2018
VDOT ON THE MOVE FOR MIXED PRECIPITATION THURSDAY
Travelers urged to use caution and go to 511Virginia.org for latest road conditions

Nov. 9, 2018
VDOT IS READY FOR SNOW
More than $205 million set aside for winter weather in Virginia

Nov. 6, 2018
UPDATED SCHEDULE: PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON PRIORITIZING TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Public meetings planned statewide through November

Oct. 30, 2018
THE COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD ANNOUNCES INNOVATION SUMMIT, START OF VTRANS UPDATE
Innovation at the forefront of transportation collaboration, future multimodal plans

Oct. 18, 2018
OH, DEER! AUTUMN MONTHS MEAN GREATER CHANCE OF ANIMAL COLLISIONS
VDOT’s changeable message signs and fencing on I-64 have resulted in decreased incidents

Oct. 17, 2018
HOT OFF THE PRESS: VIRGINIA’S NEWEST OFFICIAL STATE TRANSPORTATION MAP IS HERE
State Map highlights a treasure trove of Virginia’s Natural Wonders

Oct. 11, 2018
VDOT PREPARED FOR EFFECTS OF TROPICAL MICHAEL; MOTORISTS SHOULD PLAN TO ALTER THURSDAY EVENING TRAVEL
Pay close attention to local forecasts and official announcements for safety messages

Oct. 9, 2018
ANNUAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY SET FOR OCT. 10
VDOT’s Safe Routes to School program awards more than $900,000 to schools

Sept. 19, 2018
THE COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD ANNOUNCES RECORD NUMBER OF SMART SCALE APPLICATIONS

Sept. 18, 2018
THE COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD ANNOUNCES RECORD NUMBER OF SMART SCALE APPLICATIONS

Sept. 18, 2018
THIRD SERIES OF MEETINGS PLANNED ON INTERSTATE 81 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Public input invited on recommended project packages along the corridor; meeting held in conjunction with regularly-scheduled fall meetings on prioritizing transportation projects

Sept. 17, 2018
MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IN VIRGINIA AND AVOID TRAVEL IN NORTH CAROLINA
Check 511Virginia.org for latest Virginia road conditions

Sept. 13, 2018
VDOT READY TO RESPOND TO EFFECTS FROM HURRICANE FLORENCE
Check 511 Virginia for the latest local weather and travel conditions

Sept. 12, 2018
PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON PRIORITIZING TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Public meetings planned statewide from October through November

Sept. 12, 2018
VDOT: PREPARE TO AVOID TRAVEL AS HURRICANE FLORENCE APPROACHES
Effects of Hurricane Florence may bring high winds, flooding rains across the commonwealth

Sept. 11, 2018
VDOT EASING TRAVEL FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE EVACUEES
Coastal evacuations may bring thousands of additional travelers to and through Virginia roadways

Sept. 10, 2018
VDOT PREPARED FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE
Pay close attention to local forecasts and official announcements for safety messages

Aug. 23, 2018
VDOT WILL LIFT LANE CLOSURES DURING LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
Plan your travel in advance for a quicker trip

Aug. 10, 2018
PUBLIC FEEDBACK INVITED ON HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL EXPANSION PLANS
Design public hearings to be held in Norfolk and Hampton

Aug. 6, 2018
VDOT INVITES INNOVATORS TO HACKATHON AND IDEA JAM IN ROANOKE
Competition planned for August 17 and 18 will reward data-driven concepts and solutions

Aug. 2, 2018
BORED-TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION METHOD SELECTED FOR HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL EXPANSION
Construction contract to be awarded in early 2019

Aug. 1, 2018
SECOND SERIES OF MEETINGS PLANNED ON INTERSTATE 81 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Public input invited on potential improvements and revenue sources as study continues

July 19, 2018
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD ADVANCES INNOVATION AT NEW HACKATHON SERIES AND ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Entrepreneurs, students and professionals rewarded for innovative, technology-focused solutions at Hackathon competitions across the Commonwealth

July 11, 2018
VDOT INVITES INNOVATORS TO SECOND HACKATHON AND IDEA JAM IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Competition planned for July 17 and 18 will reward data-driven concepts and solutions

June 26, 2018
LANE CLOSURES LIFTED TO EASE JULY 4 TRAVEL
Make safety the first priority when planning a trip

June 22, 2018
VDOT TO RESURFACE NEARLY 9,000 LANE MILES IN 2018
New paving map available statewide for tracking progress

June 21, 2018
BUDGET, SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM APPROVED AT JUNE COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD MEETING
$21.2 billion approved allocations in road, bridge, rail and public transportation improvements; VDOT and DRPT’s annual budgets also approved

May 25, 2018
PUBLIC FEEDBACK INVITED ON INTERSTATE 81 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Provide input at series of meetings planned along corridor through Fall 2018

May 22, 2018
VDOT RELEASES DRAFT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO DELIVER NEW HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL

May 18, 2018
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND KICKS OFF SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON
VDOT will lift lane closures to ease congestion over the holiday

May 16, 2018
NEW DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION INNOVATION AND LAUNCH OF I-81 CORRIDOR STUDY ANNOUNCED

May 8, 2018
STRAP ON THOSE HELMETS! BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY IS MAY 9
May designated Bike Month in Virginia; events planned across the state

April 26, 2018
COMMONWEALTH IDENTIFIES PRIVATE SECTOR TEAMS SHORTLISTED FOR HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL EXPANSION PROJECT

April 19, 2018
AGENCY PARTNERSHIP RECOGNIZED, CONTRACTS AWARDED AT APRIL COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD MEETING
Approximately $20.2 million in contracts and grants awarded for VDOT, DRPT projects

April 16, 2018
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD INVITES PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Provide input on projects that are recommended for funding at public meetings, online, email and mail

April 9, 2018
VDOT PROMOTES SAFETY FOR NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK APRIL 9-13
National theme is Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility

April 2, 2018
Gov. Northam Designates April As Highway Safety Month In The Commonwealth
Governor Directs Transportation And Public Safety Agencies To Join Forces For High-Visibility Effort To Reduce Fatalities

March 23, 2018
VDOT WILL LIFT LANE CLOSURES FOR EASTER TRAVEL
511 app offers current traffic conditions and more

March 22, 2018
CTB AWARDS NINE CONTRACTS WORTH $61.1 MILLION
Improvements planned in five VDOT districts

March 21, 2018
SNOW CONTINUES TO FALL ACROSS VIRGINIA ON WEDNESDAY
Road conditions vary; adjust travel as necessary

March 20, 2018
SNOW IS SO LAST SEASON… BUT SPRING IS WEARING IT ANYWAY
Winter weather arriving overnight Tuesday to affect Wednesday travel

March 12, 2018
WINTRY MIX, SNOW MAY AFFECT MONDAY EVENING COMMUTE
Be alert to the possibility of ice overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning

March 11, 2018
MARCH WEATHER MADNESS: WINTER IS MAKING A COMEBACK
Be prepared for winter weather beginning overnight Sunday

March 5, 2018
DRIVERS ASKED TO AVOID TRAVEL ON I-95 IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY MONDAY
Consider telework, alternate routes and transit options for morning and evening commutes

March 2, 2018
HIGH WINDS AFFECTING TRAVEL ACROSS MUCH OF THE COMMONWEALTH
Motorists should watch for downed trees and debris; traffic signals may be affected by power outages

Feb. 22, 2018
CTB AWARDS 23 CONTRACTS WORTH $167.5 MILLION
Projects, paving planned in seven VDOT districts

Jan. 24, 2018
VDOT Announces Jim Utterback to Lead Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project

Jan. 17, 2018
MAKE ROOM FOR SNOW PLOWS
Crews continue to plow and treat roads as snow moves eastward

Jan. 16, 2018
VIRGINIA, SNOW IS ON THE WAY… AGAIN
Watch for slippery conditions across the state beginning late Tuesday

Jan. 10, 2018
Governor McAuliffe Announces Deal to Deliver 95 Express Lanes Extension and Provide $277M for Additional Upgrades to the 95 Corridor
Deal will also fund the Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing

Jan. 10, 2018
CTB AWARDS CONTRACT FOR I-95 SOUTHBOUND RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER CROSSING
Project will add three I-95 southbound travel lanes in the Fredericksburg area from north of exit 133 to south of exit 130 to reduce congestion

Jan. 8, 2018
FREEZING RAIN COULD CREATE SLIPPERY CONDITIONS
Precipitation today could affect the evening commute

Jan. 5, 2018
BEWARE OF ICE ON ROADWAYS
VDOT continues snow operations, but refreeze remains a concern through the weekend

Jan. 4, 2018
SNOW, HIGH WINDS CAUSING DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON VIRGINIA ROADS
Motorists in central, eastern Virginia encouraged to stay off roads during snow removal efforts

Jan. 3, 2018
SNOW AND HIGH WINDS TO AFFECT TRAVEL
Motorists cautioned against driving during winter storm expected to hit eastern and central Virginia

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