News Releases - Statewide

Aug. 26, 2016
LANE CLOSURES LIFTED FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND TRAVEL
Alternate route encouraged for Virginia Beach, Outer Banks traffic

Aug. 10, 2016
REVENUE FROM ‘PROTECT POLLINATORS’ LICENSE PLATE NOW SUPPORTS POLLINATOR HABITAT PROGRAM
Funds will help to create safe areas for butterflies, other pollinators

Aug. 1, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces Groundbreaking for I-66 Inside-the-Beltway Improvements Project
Project aims to deliver faster, safer, and more reliable trips

July 28, 2016
CTB AWARDS TWO CONTRACTS WORTH $14.5 MILLION
Projects include replacing two narrow bridges on Route 220 in Botetourt County

July 27, 2016
LOCALITIES AND REGIONAL ENTITIES ARE ASKED TO SUBMIT TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS TO BE EVALUATED UNDER VIRGINIA’S SMART SCALE PROGRAM
SMART SCALE is Virginia’s prioritization process to fund the right projects based on a data-driven and objective system

July 14, 2016
Virginia Receives Top Honors for SMART SCALE Transportation Prioritization Process
Virginia awarded “State Transformation in Action Recognition” at Southern Legislative Conference

July 5, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Selection for $165 Million FASTLANE Grant to Deliver the Atlantic Gateway Project
Multi-Pronged Project will Transform Road and Rail Infrastructure Along the I-95 Corridor

June 29, 2016
VIRGINIA’S NEWEST TRANSPORTATION MAP IS HERE
2016-2018 State Map highlights Chesapeake Bay region

June 28, 2016
VDOT, PARTNERS RECEIVE PARTNERED PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Avens Bridge Project in Washington County recognized

June 24, 2016
ROUTE 460 PROJECT SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA FINAL SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT AVAILABLE FOR  REVIEW
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Highway Administration have issued a Notice of Availability

June 24, 2016
VDOT LIFTS MOST LANE CLOSURES TO EASE TRAVEL FOR FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY
Check 511 or download VDOT’s free 511 app for current travel conditions

June 14, 2016
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD APPROVES SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
$14.4 billion in road, bridge, rail and public transportation improvements; board also approves VDOT’s $5.4 billion annual budget

June 14, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s First Transportation Program based on an Objective, Data-Driven Prioritization Process
CTB’s historic vote is the culmination of a multi-year effort to renew, reform and refocus Virginia’s transportation program to help deliver the new Virginia economy

June 6, 2016
AASHTO NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS TRAINING SYMPOSIUM IS JUNE 5 – 8
Officials, civil rights professionals, industry partners look toward goal of accessibility, equity, equality in transportation

May 20, 2016
VDOT LIFTS MOST LANE CLOSURES FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TRAVEL
Alternate route encouraged for Virginia Beach, Outer Banks traffic; check out 511virginia.org for latest traffic conditions before heading out the door

May 19, 2016
CTB AWARDS FOUR CONTRACTS WORTH $46.7 MILLION

May 19, 2016
CTB AWARDS CONTRACT FOR 95 EXPRESS LANES SOUTHERN TERMINUS EXTENSION
Project aims to reduce driver delays, enhance safety at Express Lanes end point in Stafford County

May 2, 2016
VIRGINIA CELEBRATES BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY ON MAY 4
Event Part of National Bike Month

April 27, 2016
VDOT NAMED 2016 TRANSPORTATION OWNER OF THE YEAR BY DESIGN-BUILD INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
DBIA honors VDOT for significant contribution to design-build project delivery method

April 19, 2016
EARTH DAY SPRING CLEANING WILL FOCUS ON VIRGINIA’S ROADSIDES
Motorists should be alert for Adopt-a-Highway volunteers working along roads on, around April 22

April 8, 2016
RAISE AWARENESS FOR SAFE DRIVING THROUGH WORK ZONES
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 11-15.

April 7, 2016
VDOT TO REPLACE THREE AGING SAFETY REST AREAS
Two new facilities at Ladysmith, one at Skippers will better meet needs of motorists

April 7, 2016
VDOT BRINGS OUT THE POTHOLE HUNTER
Agency uses humor to raise awareness on reporting potholes.

March 21, 2016
YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED ON VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS THAT ARE SCORED AND RECOMMENDED FOR FUNDING

March 18, 2016
SPRING, IS THAT YOU? NOT YET!
Snow could affect roads this weekend, go to 511virginia.org for updates

March 18, 2016
VDOT URGES MOTORISTS TO PLAN AHEAD FOR EASTER TRAVEL
Current traffic, road conditions can be found at 511virginia.org

March 16, 2016
CTB AWARDS 10 CONTRACTS WORTH $76.4 MILLION
Projects include improvements at intersection of U.S. 1 and Rt. 620 in Spotsylvania County

March 14, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Congratulates Virginia Deputy Secretary of Transportation for National Award
Grindly Johnson to receive the Women Who Move the Nation Award

March 14, 2016
VDOT POLLINATOR PROJECTS RECEIVE VIRGINIA GREEN TRAVEL STAR AWARD

March 3, 2016
MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION TODAY AND TOMORROW WITH SNOW AND RAIN EXPECTED

Feb. 19, 2016
CTB AWARDS 9 CONTRACTS WORTH $96.5 MILLION
Projects include widening section of U.S. 1 in Prince William County near Occoquan River

Feb. 16, 2016
VDOT URGES MOTORISTS TO AVOID TRAVEL OVERNIGHT
Snow and freezing rain make for hazardous driving conditions, road condition updates can be found at 511virginia.org

Feb. 15, 2016
VDOT URGES MOTORISTS TO AVOID TRAVEL TODAY
Snow and freezing rain make for hazardous driving conditions, road condition updates can be found at 511virginia.org

Feb. 15, 2016
VDOT URGES MOTORISTS NOT TO TRAVEL TODAY
Road condition updates can be found at 511virginia.org

Feb. 14, 2016
VDOT PREPARED FOR SNOW AND ICE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY
Motorists should limit travel during the storm, check 511virginia.org for updates on road conditions

Feb. 10, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces Bipartisan Compromise to Address Gridlock on I-66 Inside the Beltway

Feb. 8, 2016
VDOT READY FOR WINTER WEATHER IMPACTING MOST OF THE STATE
Motorists should use caution this afternoon and tomorrow morning, go to 511virginia.org for the latest road conditions

Jan. 26, 2016
VDOT CONTINUES TO AGGRESSIVELY REMOVE SNOW FROM SUBDIVISION STREETS; PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED

Jan. 25, 2016
PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED AS VDOT AGGRESSIVELY WORKS ON SECONDARY AND SUBDIVISION STREETS

Jan. 25, 2016
VDOT WARNS OF ICY PAVEMENT DURING EARLY MORNING HOURS, FOCUS REMAINS ON SUBDIVISIONS
Agency asks for continued patience in snow cleanup efforts; Check 511virginia.org for updates

Jan. 24, 2016
VDOT FOCUSES ON SUBDIVISIONS, BUT KEEP WATCH FOR REFREEZE EVERYWHERE TONIGHT

Jan. 24, 2016
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS
Check 511virginia.org for road condition updates

Jan. 23, 2016
MOTORISTS: STAY OFF ROADS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW AS CREWS CONTINUE PLOWING DURING EPIC SNOW STORM
Check  511virginia.org for road condition updates

Jan. 23, 2016
HEAVIEST SNOW HIT VIRGINIA OVERNIGHT – MOTORISTS NEED TO STAY OFF ROADS TODAY WHILE CREWS CONTINUE SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS

Jan. 22, 2016
STATEWIDE WINTER STORM BUILDING TO FULL FORCE – MOTORISTS: STAY OFF THE ROADS DURING STORM
Crews have plowed more than one thousand miles of interstate so far

Jan. 22, 2016
VDOT DEPLOYED FOR STATEWIDE WINTER BLIZZARD - MOTORISTS URGED TO STAY OFF ROADS DURING STORM - TODAY AND TOMORROW
Go to 511Virginia.org to monitor road conditions

Jan. 21, 2016
VDOT READY FOR MASSIVE WINTER STORM ANTICIPATED TO HAVE SEVERE IMPACTS ON VIRGINIA THIS WEEK

Jan. 21, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Declares State of Emergency in Response to the Winter Storm
Virginians Urged to Prepare Now

Jan. 20, 2016
CTB AWARDS 7 MAJOR CONTRACTS WORTH $194 MILLION
Projects include second phase of widening Interstate 64 in Hampton Roads

Jan. 19, 2016
Gov. McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s First Prioritization Process Scores Nearly 300 Proposed Transportation Projects
Funding recommendations available online

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