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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...
  • Pocahontas vessel out of service after engine stalls: VDOT

    One of the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry’s vessels is out of service after its engine stalled Wednesday afternoon, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.   With the Pocahontas out of service, transportation officials expect traffic...
  • Stalled engine docks Jamestown-Scotland ferry Pocahontas

    Stalled engine docks Jamestown-Scotland ferry Pocahontas
    JAMES CITY - The Virginia Department of Transportation has pulled the ferry Pocahontas from service. Delays in crossing the James River are expected. An engine stalled Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release. Spokesman Ronald Watrous said...
  • 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,...
  • Lane closure may cause delays over Piankatank bridge Thursday

    VDOT has announced that Route 3 will be reduced to one lane at the John Andrew Twigg Bridge over the Piankatank River between Mathews and Middlesex counties on Thursday, July 10 for a routine bridge inspection between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Motorists may...
  • Peninsula residents carry on despite threat of Hurricane Arthur

    Peninsula residents carry on despite threat of Hurricane Arthur
    HAMPTON — As the first hurricane of the season swept up the coast Thursday, many residents on the Peninsula went about their normal summer activities. While Hurricane Arthur is one of the earliest hurricanes to emerge in recent years, residents...
  • VDOT is prepping for Hurricane Arthur's arrival

    VDOT is prepping for Hurricane Arthur's arrival
    Virginia Department of Transportation say they are prepared for Hurricane Arthur and what is traditionally one of the busiest travel weekends in Hampton Roads. Spokesman Ron Watrous said VDOT had crews inspecting and cleaning storm water drain systems...