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Virginia Department of Transportation

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  • Letter: Councilman Guthrie's take on workplace grant

    Editor: I want to address the many comments and concerns our office has received lately about Resolution 15-12, and make sure that you have all the correct information. Your opinions and concerns are important and I want to make sure they are addressed....
  • Wilson Bridge, 34 others being checked for possible structural defects

    Wilson Bridge, 34 others being checked for possible structural defects
    Grout used to protect steel support cables in the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, which carries Interstate 95 over the Potomac River, may be contaminated with an excessive level of chloride, a corroding substance known to accelerate rusting. The Federal Highway...
  • Castleton Festival packs big attractions into fifth season

    Castleton Festival packs big attractions into fifth season
    If you haven't yet taken the drive into sweet Virginia countryside to sample the Castleton Festival, this sure looks like a good year to make the trip. The fifth annual festival, held on the sprawling grounds of conductor Lorin Maazel's estate in...
  • Powerball jackpot winner in Maryland?

    Powerball jackpot winner in Maryland?
    The public fascination with who won the record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot turned to Maryland on Friday, as reports surfaced that a customer at an Upper Marlboro gas station claimed he had the coveted winning ticket. Negassi Ghebre, acting...
  • More bridge replacements in store for Newport News

    As construction crews finish work on the first of two replacement spans on Fort Eustis Boulevard over the CSX tracks, Newport News officials said more bridge replacements are in the city's future. The city's special projects engineer, Thomas Cheney, said...
  • Virginia Gazette Last Word for July 12: Real bathroom; Cat conundrum; Doughnuts vs. guns

    Virginia Gazette Last Word for July 12: Real bathroom; Cat conundrum; Doughnuts vs. guns
    Real bathroom, please "We live in the Villas at Five Forks that has had a non-functioning pool for 2 years so we have been going to Jamestown Beach. Not quite as nice as a pool, but it's always clean. It would be so nice if James City would build a real...
  • Bridge repair to close Lilly Pond Road in King & Queen

    Bridge repair to close Lilly Pond Road in King & Queen
    KING & QUEEN – Route 612 (Lilly Pond Road) in King and Queen County will be closed to traffic next week at the bridge over Dragon Run so bridge crews can repair the structure. The bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. Monday, July 14, through 5 p.m....
  • Jamestown-Scotland ferry Pocahontas returned to service

    Jamestown-Scotland ferry Pocahontas returned to service
    JAMES CITY - The Virginia Department of Transportation has returned the ferry Pocahontas to regular service. An engine stalled Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release. Repairs have been completed and the vessel passed inspections before...
  • VDOT: Jamestown-Scotland Ferry back to full service

    VDOT: Jamestown-Scotland Ferry back to full service
    The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry is back to full service after one of its vessels stalled Wednesday, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The Pocahontas was out for repairs Thursday morning, resulting in reduced service. All...
  • First span of Fort Eustis Boulevard bridge nears completion

    First span of Fort Eustis Boulevard bridge nears completion
    Drivers who daily squeeze into a single lane driving eastbound on Fort Eustis Boulevard west of Interstate 64 will shortly have more driving room. The new bridge over the CSX tracks should be completed by August, said Newport News special projects...
  • Virginia Gazette Last Word for July 9: Depleted landscape; Recycling; Beware of scams

    Virginia Gazette Last Word for July 9: Depleted landscape; Recycling; Beware of scams
    Depleted landscape "Our best birds are declining in number and there's little change in sight. Our gardens need birds. The land is being skimmed for housing developments and replaced with skimpy, lookalike houses. It's heartbreaking when the...
  • Test lifts scheduled for James River Bridge this weekend

    Test lifts scheduled for James River Bridge this weekend
    Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled overnight test lifts of the James River Bridge on Saturday and Sunday. The lifts are expected to begin at 1 a.m. Motorists crossing the bridge in the early morning hours should expect several test lifts,...