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Virginia Department of Transportation

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  • UPDATE: Work on I-64 near Afton Mountain pushed back until Monday

    UPDATE: Work on I-64 near Afton Mountain pushed back until Monday
    Work on Afton Mountain above Interstate 64 in Culpeper has been suspended Thursday. The work will resume Monday through Thursday (May 13-16). ============================== Original story from Wednesday, May 8 Work on Afton Mountain has been...
  • Sinkhole slowing interstate traffic in Rockbridge County

    Sinkhole slowing interstate traffic in Rockbridge County
    A sinkhole along Interstate 81 may slow traffic for about a day.  The sinkhole was discovered Monday near mile marker 197 between Lexington and Fairfield.  Northbound traffic is reduced to one lane in that area.  It is also the same area where a truck...
  • UPDATE: Speed limit increase on Route 58 in Carroll County pushed back

    UPDATE: Speed limit increase on Route 58 in Carroll County pushed back
    The Virginia Department of Transportation is delaying a speed limit increase for the Route 58 Hillsville Bypass. The speed limit was scheduled to go up from 55 miles per hour to 65 starting Monday. The sign installation was delayed because of rain....
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridge repairs to cause lane closure on Route 220 north in Roanoke County Wednesday

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridge repairs to cause lane closure on Route 220 north in Roanoke County Wednesday
    Drivers travelling on northbound Route 220 in Roanoke County on Wednesday night should expect possible delays and watch for signs of a lane closure that will be in place as crews work to repair the bridge over Back Creek. According to the Virginia...
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime detours on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County start at 8:30 Wednesday night

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime detours on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County start at 8:30 Wednesday night
    As part of the ongoing project to build a truck climbing lane on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County, VDOT is putting a detour in place Wednesday night. The detour will start at 8:30 p.m., and be in place until 6 a.m. Thursday morning. Here is the news...
  • Preliminary work begins on the Valley View interchange in Roanoke

    Preliminary work begins on the Valley View interchange in Roanoke
    We have an update on the construction project to complete the I-581 Valley View interchange. Lane closures began Wednesday night and will continue over night for the next two nights. Crews will redesign the overpass leading to Valley View Boulevard....
  • UPDATED: Fire destroys motor home, causes delay on Interstate 77

    UPDATED: Fire destroys motor home, causes delay on Interstate 77
    The incident is now clear and traffic is moving smoothly, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. --------------- The fire that destroyed a motor home on Interstate 77 Thursday could have been a lot worse, according to Hillsville...
  • Southwest Virginia receives more funding for roadways

    Southwest Virginia receives more funding for roadways
    Some good news in our corner of the state for road travel.  Roanoke City will receive nearly twice the state funding it usually  does for paving projects. Next year, it will have six-million dollars to spend on road maintenance as well.  City traffic...
  • Nighttime lane closures on I-581 South in Roanoke go into place Wednesday night

    Nighttime lane closures on I-581 South in Roanoke go into place Wednesday night
    Be prepared for nighttime lane closures on Interstate 581 in Roanoke starting on Wednesday. The Virginia Department of Transportation is beginning work on the Valley View Boulevard interchange project. That means, weather permitting, one lane of...
  • VDOT reschedules James River Bridge NB lane closure

    VDOT reschedules James River Bridge NB lane closure
    The Virginia Department of Transportation bridge maintenance crews have cancelled the scheduled single-lane northbound closure at James River Bridge. The closure that was set Tuesday, June 11, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., has been moved to Wednesday, June 11, 9...
  • James River Bridge Peregrine falcons rehabilitated

    Virginia Department of Transportation officials announced today that Peregrine falcons found in nests on VDOT bridges in Hampton Roads, including the James River Bridge, have been relocated to a safer environment. The birds were moved by VDOT and Center...
  • UPDATED: Salem man charged with DUI, involuntary manslaughter after major wreck on Interstate 581 in Roanoke

    UPDATED: Salem man charged with DUI, involuntary manslaughter after major wreck on Interstate 581 in Roanoke
    The Salem man charged with killing two tractor trailer drivers in Wednesday’s wreck on Interstate 581 is in jail, and we’ve learned that he has a previous alcohol-related charge on his record. Police have released the names of the two...