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Virginia Department of Transportation

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Roadwork planned for Wednesday night on Lakeside Drive in York County

    Roadwork planned for Wednesday night on Lakeside Drive in York County
    Virginia Department of Transportation crews working with Newport News Waterworks will conduct waterline tie-in work on Lakeside Drive between Showalter Road and Winders Lane on Wednesday, beginning at 10 p.m., weather conditions permitting. VDOT expects...
  • Full text of McAuliffe's SWaM executive order

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Executive Order 20, meant to send more contracts toward small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses, is a good deal longer and more detailed than the high points I've tried to cover here. It's pasted below. If you've got some...
  • Virginia Gazette Last Word for July 23: Outlet mall; Bicyclist rules; Roaming pets

    Virginia Gazette Last Word for July 23: Outlet mall; Bicyclist rules; Roaming pets
    Outlet mall "When is construction going to start on the new Harris Teeter? The Outlet Mall has been vacant for some time now, and the weeds have grown just as tall as the building." "Why doesn't the county step in and do something about the weeds...
  • Lilly Pond Road bridge reopened in King & Queen

    Lilly Pond Road bridge reopened in King & Queen
    KING & QUEEN – Route 612 (Lilly Pond Road) in King and Queen County has re-opened to traffic at the bridge over Dragon Run. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) replaced the bridge’s steel beams and timber deck, and installed new...
  • Mathews Board of Supervisors to meet Tuesday

    The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the historic courthouse. The Board is expected to hold one public hearing on a budget amendment that would include the acceptance of a $2 million grant the county...
  • More Interstate 64 ramp closures on the southside to occur for construction work

    More Interstate 64 ramp closures on the southside to occur for construction work
    The Virginia Department of Transportation will be working on eastbound Interstate 64 ramps on the Southside overnight Monday through Thursday. Closures will begin at 9:30 p.m. and last until 5 a.m. VDOT spokesman Ron Watrous said in a release that the...
  • VDOT to change traffic patterns on Route 17 by end of July

    VDOT to change traffic patterns on Route 17 by end of July
    Virginia Department of Transportation will change traffic flow on Route 17 in York County in late July as it continues work on the George Washington Highway widening project. Southbound traffic on George Washington Highway will shift onto pavement in...
  • Test lifts planned for the James River Bridge

    Test lifts planned for the James River Bridge
    Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled a series of test lifts for the James River Bridge on Saturday and Sunday. Maintenance crews expect to conduct the lifts at 1 a.m. and 3 a.m., with each lift lasting about 20 minutes.   VDOT uses...