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Virginia Department of Transportation

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  • Living Here: Getting around

    Living Here: Getting around
    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...
  • Living Here: Be street smart in Hampton Roads

    Living Here: Be street smart in Hampton Roads
    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/...
  • McAuliffe: State not ready for a Hampton Roads evacuation

    McAuliffe: State not ready for a Hampton Roads evacuation
    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. The...
  • Fall training means you can join the ranks of green-thumb master gardeners

    Fall training means you can join the ranks of green-thumb master gardeners
    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...
  • Hazardous weather outlook: Rain should taper off, minor flooding could occur

    Hazardous weather outlook: Rain should taper off, minor flooding could occur
    A Hazardous Weather Outlook remains in effect for the region Friday. According to the National Weather Services, a strong cold front moving through the region is bringing heavy rain fall. Showers will continue today mainly before 1 p.m. before...
  • Pipe replacement closes Courthouse Road in New Kent until May 15

    Pipe replacement closes Courthouse Road in New Kent until May 15
    NEW KENT –¬†Weather permitting, Courthouse Road (Route 155) will be closed to through traffic between Pocahontas Trail (Route 60) and Sturgeon Point Road (Route 614) for pipe replacement beginning May 12 through May 15. Drivers should follow posted...
  • New Kent County concerned about fatal wreck, 'dangerous' intersection | With Video

    New Kent County concerned about fatal wreck, 'dangerous' intersection | <span style="color:#ff0000"><b>With Video</b></span>
    NEW KENT – Exactly nine months after New Kent Supervisor Ron Stiers warned the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), about the dangers of the intersection at Route 155 and Kentland Trail, three men died there. Around 12:30 p.m. on April 8,...
  • Route 17 traffic light coordination project has public hearing

    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...
  • U.S. 460: Virginia has spent $270 million for a road that may not be built

    U.S. 460: Virginia has spent $270 million for a road that may not be built
    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...
  • VDOT official to Isle of Wight Board: U.S. 460 project "refocused," not delayed

    A Department of Transportation official told the Isle of Wight Board of Supervisors on Thursday that the U.S. 460 project was being refocused, not suspended entirely. The project, a new 55-mile stretch of divided highway slated to be built along the...
  • Route 460 expansion halted amid permitting concerns

    Route 460 expansion halted amid permitting concerns
    The state will halt spending on the Route 460 expansion project until the Army Corps of Engineers gives its final OK, according to the state's top transportation official, and much to the disappointment of local officials. Transportation Secretary...
  • Bids opened on key Route 17 intersection work

    Newport News-based Basic Construction is the apparent low bidder on a project to widen T.C. Walker Road and make improvements to its intersection with Route 17 in work connected to building the new Page Middle School. Basic Construction submitted a...