| Jun 18, 2014
| 12:16 PM
RICHMOND - The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved its six-year construction plan Wednesday, laying out more than $13 billion worth of road and rail projects planned between now and 2020.
The plan includes money to widen I-64 on the peninsula,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:44 PM
State officials are looking at alternatives for a new U.S. 460 that include a toll road project they put on ice in March as well as a simply upgrading the 55-mile stretch from Hampton Roads to the outskirts of Petersburg to meet current high-speed highway...
| May 1, 2014
| 4:50 PM
A Virginia Department of Transportation auditor will comb through contractor invoices on the state's U.S. 460 project, Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne said Thursday.
Layne said he wants "a review of every invoice" on the project, which has cost...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 4:34 PM
With more than $270 million already spent and more on the line, state transportation officials are working against the clock to keep the state's U.S. 460 project from becoming an unmitigated disaster.
Not an inch has been paved. Taxpayers have already...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Staring on Monday, June 16, motorists can expect brief overnight delays on Route 3 at the Robert O. Norris Bridge.
Traffic will be reduced to a single lane from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. on the bridge, where Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and...
| May 18, 2014
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the national cooperative extension system — a fitting time to spotlight the master gardeners who play a large role in the organization's goals to assist and educate gardeners everywhere, especially in...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:06 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — The rescue went without a hitch. William and Mary wildlife biologist Libby Mojica slipped out onto a catwalk off the James River Bridge and scooped up two peregrine falcon chicks from their nesting box 150 feet above the water....
| May 23, 2014
| 4:57 AM
Transportation and traffic are perennial topics in Hampton Roads, a region laced with interstates and highways and dependent on a range of water crossings, from bridge-tunnels to drawbridges to ferries. The area also has two airports, rail transport and...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:56 AM
Help navigating the region
The Virginia Department of Transportation offers a smart phone app with updated information about traffic on the state's interstates and highways. The free app is available through app stores or at http://www.virginiadot.org/...
| May 24, 2014
| 12:11 PM
RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has asked two cabinet secretaries to head a new look at emergency evacuation plans for Hampton Roads after an exercise two weeks ago showed that "we could not evacuate if we had a major catastrophe," he said.
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:53 AM
A public hearing is being held on Wednesday to comment on a proposed project by the Virginia Department of Transportation to coordinate and upgrade traffic signals on Route 17 in Gloucester.
The public hearing is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Watermen's Hall...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Allmondsville Road will be closed to all traffic next week at the bridge over Fox Creek to make emergency repairs to the bridge beams.
Beginning Monday morning through Friday evening, the road will be closed at the bridge, said a Virginia Department...