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Virginia Department of Transportation

Virginia Department of Transportation
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Top Virginia Department of Transportation Articles

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  • Roanoke County Board of Supervisors calls road "scary and dangerous"

    Roanoke County Board of Supervisors calls road "scary and dangerous"
    The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors describes one local road as "scary and dangerous." Dry Hollow Road has been deteriorating for years, according to the supervisors. But now, residents along the road are speaking out for help again. "I think it's...
  • UPDATED: Interstate 81 South in Montgomery County re-opens after emergency detour

    UPDATED: Interstate 81 South in Montgomery County re-opens after emergency detour
    Interstate 81 South in Montgomery County is back open after an emergency detour. The detour was put in place around 11 a.m. Wednesday. The road re-opened shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. I-81 South between Dixie Caverns (Exit 132) and Christiansburg...
  • Fixing our bridges

    Fixing our bridges
    A bridge collapse in Washington State raises big questions about the safety of the ones in Southwest and Central Virginia we all cross every single day.    Orange cones can make drivers turn red, especially this time of year. For VDOT and it's...
  • Abby begins road to recovery after getting stuck in drain pipe

    Abby begins road to recovery after getting stuck in drain pipe
    Abby the dog has been freed from the drain pipe and her owner is thanking neighbors for saving his dog's life. The 10-year-old shepherd-beagle mix went missing from her Roanoke County home Tuesday. A homeowner on Forest Acre Court heard a dog barking...
  • Construction causes headaches for drivers on Interstate 81

    Construction causes headaches for drivers on Interstate 81
    You can expect more delays on southbound Interstate 81. A rockslide forced the Virginia Department of Transporation to close southbound lanes in Montgomery County until around 9 this morning. The construction is all part of the continuing work to add...
  • VDOT to resume paving project Friday night that caused big backups on I-581 South in Roanoke

    VDOT to resume paving project Friday night that caused big backups on I-581 South in Roanoke
    The Virginia Department of Transportation will resume the paving project on Interstate 581 that caused big backups Friday morning. Starting at 9 p.m. Friday night, VDOT crews will resume work on I-581 South between Elm Avenue and Orange Avenue. The...
  • UPDATE: Route 151 in Amherst County re-opens after tractor-trailer crash

    UPDATE: Route 151 in Amherst County re-opens after tractor-trailer crash
    Route 151 in Amherst County is back open after a tractor-trailer crash Wednesday morning. ================================= The tractor-trailer that tipped over on Route 151 on Wednesday morning was carrying blasting material. The accident...
  • Business owner mows median of a busy road when VDOT can't

    The Virginia Department of Transportation has a tough time keeping up with it's lawns. Often times, people complain that VDOT doesn't do a good job cutting the grass on public property. One man in Roanoke County decided to do something about it....
  • New VDOT Travel Tracker Helps Memorial Day Travelers

    New VDOT Travel Tracker Helps Memorial Day Travelers
    Using the past to predict the future when it comes to holiday travel. This year, you can plan your trip over the Memorial Day weekend travel by looking at what areas were congested in past years. V-DOT has posted maps on its Web site that show peak...
  • UPDATE: Expect delays on I-81 North near I-581 interchange on Friday

    UPDATE: Expect delays on I-81 North near I-581 interchange on Friday
    The Virginia Department of Transportation says the lane closure will have to be in place until 11 p.m. Friday. VDOT crews are repairing a pothole. Crews hoped to have the pothole repaired by mid afternoon. However, according to VDOT,a large piece of...
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Car accident on Interstate 81 North in Roanoke County causing major delays

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Car accident on Interstate 81 North in Roanoke County causing major delays
    A car accident is causing traffic backups of about five miles on Interstate 81 North beginning at mile marker 140 in Roanoke County. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, drivers should expect major delays. Check back soon for more...
  • UPDATE: Wreck that killed driver at Route 460 sobriety checkpoint Friday night labeled as suspicious

    UPDATE: Wreck that killed driver at Route 460 sobriety checkpoint Friday night labeled as suspicious
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A fatal wreck at a sobriety checkpoint on U.S. 460 is being investigated as suspicious. Virginia State Police First Sgt. Michael Bailey says a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Emerson Evans was traveling about 50 miles per hour...