News Releases - Richmond

Oct. 20, 2021
VDOT TO HOST “HIGHWAY HEROES” EVENT NOV. 6
Public invited for responder vehicle touch-a-truck

Oct. 20, 2021
TRAFFIC IMPACTS BEGIN NEXT WEEK FOR I-95 BRIDGE REHABILITATION OVER REYMET ROAD (ROUTE 608) IN CHESTERFIELD
Drivers can expect flagging operations on Reymet Road during construction

Aug. 12, 2021
SECTION OF CUT BANK ROAD/CHERRY HILL ROAD (ROUTE 609) CLOSED FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY
The project is expected to be complete in spring 2022

July 27, 2021
TRAFFIC IMPACTS BEGIN FOR HOPKINS ROAD AND KINGSLAND ROAD INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS IN CHESTERFIELD
Drivers can expect lane closures, detours and new traffic patterns during construction

June 30, 2021
VDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ON PROPOSED ASHLAND STREET EXTENSION IN HOPEWELL
Public invited to learn more about proposed extension project on July 7

June 29, 2021
RICHMOND DISTRICT COMPLETES TREE DEBRIS CLEANUP FOLLOWING ICE STORM
February freezing rain event impacted hundreds of roads

June 25, 2021
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT FOR RICHMOND DISTRICT PAVING PROJECT
$5.4 million project will resurface a segment of Interstate 295 south in Prince George County

June 11, 2021
VDOT COMPLETES BRIDGE REPLACEMENT ON CARTERSVILLE ROAD (ROUTE 684) IN POWHATAN COUNTY
Work began in July 2020

May 25, 2021
I-195 SOUTH BRIDGE REHABILITATION PROJECT NOW COMPLETE OVER POWHITE PARKWAY, CSX IN RICHMOND
Project began in fall 2019

May 19, 2021
INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT AT PATTERSON AVENUE, PARHAM ROAD BEGINS NEXT WEEK IN HENRICO COUNTY
Work expected to be complete in fall 2022

May 12, 2021
PROGRESS CONTINUES ON TREE DEBRIS CLEANUP IN RICHMOND DISTRICT

April 20, 2021
VDOT SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON PROPOSED ROUTE 60 (MIDLOTHIAN TURNPIKE) RCUT IMPROVEMENT IN CHESTERFIELD

April 16, 2021
INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT COMPLETE AT I-195 AND LABURNUM AVENUE (ROUTE 197) IN RICHMOND
Project marks the first precast roundabout in the United States

April 1, 2021
SECTION OF BEAVER DAM ROAD (ROUTE 715) CLOSING FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT IN HANOVER COUNTY
The project is expected to be complete in late 2021

March 24, 2021
TREE DEBRIS REMOVAL CREWS MAKING PROGRESS IN RICHMOND DISTRICT
All tree debris is expected to be substantially cleared by June

March 19, 2021
INTERCHANGE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT BEGINS NEXT WEEK AT I-95 AND MAURY STREET IN RICHMOND
Drivers can expect lane closures and detours during construction

March 18, 2021
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS CONTRACTS FOR TWO RICHMOND DISTRICT PROJECTS
Projects include a bridge replacement and a paving contract

Feb. 26, 2021
VDOT RICHMOND DISTRICT BEGINS WIDESPREAD TREE DEBRIS CLEANUP
60-90 day cleanup will address trees on roadsides following ice storm

Feb. 19, 2021
SLICK SPOTS POSSIBLE ON FRIDAY COMMUTES
Use extra caution; ice storm recovery effort resumes

Feb. 18, 2021
STAY HOME IF POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING
More precipitation on the way overnight

Feb. 18, 2021
AVOID TRAVEL THURSDAY; HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS EXPECTED
Icy roads, fallen trees and downed power lines possible

Feb. 17, 2021
CREWS GEARING UP FOR MORE ICE AND FALLEN TREES IN RICHMOND DISTRICT
Major routes north and west being pretreated; plan to avoid travel Thursday

Feb. 15, 2021
CREWS MAKING PROGRESS ON FALLEN TREES IN RICHMOND DISTRICT
Multi-day recovery period underway, but many roads remain closed

Feb. 14, 2021
FALLEN TREES AND POWER LINES CONTINUE IN RICHMOND DISTRICT
Crews moving into a multi-day recovery period

Feb. 13, 2021
CREWS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR FALLEN TREES, DOWNED POWER LINES AND REFREEZE SATURDAY NIGHT
Nonessential travel discouraged

Feb. 13, 2021
ICY CONDITIONS, POWER OUTAGES IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA
VDOT working closely with Dominion Energy to improve conditions, prepare for restoration efforts

Feb. 13, 2021
STAY HOME TODAY WHILE VDOT TACKLES FREEZING TEMPERATURES, ICY CONDITIONS
Nonessential travel strongly discouraged as icy precipitation is expected

Feb. 12, 2021
ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE, BUT ICE REMAINS A CONCERN FOR SATURDAY
Continue to postpone nonessential travel until temperatures rise and roads are safe

Feb. 12, 2021
AVOID TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE THIS MORNING, BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES, CREWS ON THE MOVE
Road conditions range from clear to moderate

Feb. 11, 2021
VDOT RICHMOND DISTRICT READY FOR FIRST WAVE OF WINTER STORM
Preparations are underway for snow and ice impacts

Feb. 10, 2021
VDOT RICHMOND DISTRICT PREPARES FOR UPCOMING WINTER WEATHER
Preparations are underway for possible ice and snow impacts

Feb. 7, 2021
BLACK ICE A KEY CONCERN FOR SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING
Road conditions are clear, but wet

Feb. 7, 2021
WET PAVEMENT AND CLEAR ROADS NOW, BUT CREWS ARE WATCHING FOR SNOW
Continue to avoid nonessential travel this morning

Feb. 6, 2021
PRETREATING WORK WRAPS UP AND DISTRICT CREWS HAVE EYES ON THE SKIES OVERNIGHT
Drivers urged to avoid unnecessary travel overnight Saturday

Feb. 5, 2021
RICHMOND DISTRICT GEARING UP FOR ANOTHER WINTER STORM
Pretreating begins today and finishes tomorrow

Feb. 1, 2021
RICHMOND DISTRICT CREWS REMAIN MOBILIZED FOR POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT FLURRIES
Salt and sand will be applied before morning commutes

Feb. 1, 2021
RICHMOND DISTRICT ROUTES CLEAR TO MINOR, EXPECT SLICK SPOTS IF DRIVING
Ice may be present until temperatures rise

Jan. 31, 2021
CREWS MAKING PROGRESS ON RICHMOND DISTRICT ROADS
Drivers should continue to limit travel if possible

Jan. 31, 2021
VDOT RICHMOND DISTRICT RESPONDS TO SUNDAY SNOW
Crews begin salting operations; drivers should avoid travel if possible

Jan. 30, 2021
VDOT RICHMOND DISTRICT CONTINUES PREPARATION FOR SUNDAY SNOW
Crews completing pretreatment of roads

Jan. 29, 2021
VDOT RICHMOND DISTRICT PREPARES FOR SUNDAY SNOW
Crews began pretreating routes Friday morning

Jan. 28, 2021
CREWS TREATING SLICK SPOTS FROM WEDNESDAY NIGHT STORM, PLANNING FOR THE WEEKEND
Drivers should continue to use caution on wet pavement

Jan. 27, 2021
VDOT RICHMOND DISTRICT PREPARES FOR SNOW, SLICK CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT WEDNESDAY AND EARLY THURSDAY
Drivers advised to watch for slick spots

Jan. 25, 2021
ACCELERATION LANE EXTENSION PROJECT BEGINS AT I-95 NORTH/I-64 WEST AND BELVIDERE STREET IN RICHMOND
Project will improve safety and reduce congestion

Jan. 21, 2021
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT FOR TURN LANE CONSTRUCTION ON PATTERSON AVENUE AND PARHAM ROAD IN HENRICO COUNTY
$6.6 million awarded to add dual left turn lanes and other safety improvements

Jan. 7, 2021
VDOT RICHMOND DISTRICT PREPARES FOR SLICK CONDITIONS FRIDAY
Crews began pretreating southern routes Thursday

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