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Dec. 1, 2022

VDOT ANNOUNCES RESILIENCE PLAN TO PROVIDE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
The comprehensive plan prepares the state agency for regional and global challenges

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has unveiled a statewide Resilience Plan -- a comprehensive, formalized framework to incorporate resilience strategies into transportation planning, project development and delivery, operations, maintenance and asset management.

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Nov. 17, 2022

VDOT HELPS GRATEFUL GOBBLERS GET GOING FOR HOLIDAY TRAVEL
VDOT lifts most lane closures; provides traffic and travel information to plan ahead

RICHMOND, Va. –  As hungry holiday travelers make plans to feast with friends and family this Thanksgiving, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will ease travel on the roadways by suspending many highway work zones and lifting most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23, until noon on Monday, Nov. 28. 

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Sep. 30, 2022

VDOT PREPARED FOR IMPACTS OF HURRICANE IAN
Agency at statewide readiness to handle impacts before, during and after severe weather

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has made statewide preparations to address the potential impacts of Hurricane Ian.

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Sep. 15, 2022

VDOT’S CHATHAM BRIDGE REHABILITATION PROJECT NAMED NATIONAL FINALIST FOR AMERICA’S TRANSPORTATION AWARDS
Vote online for the project to win the People’s Choice Award

RICHMOND, Va. – A Virginia Department of Transportation project has been named a Top 12 national finalist in the America’s Transportation Awards competition sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

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Sep. 13, 2022

Introducing EZ Haul: Virginia's Streamlined Oversize Permit System

RICHMOND-The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), is proud to announce EZ Haul, Virginia's new system for permitting oversize/overweight loads to travel the Commonwealth's roads and highways.

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Aug. 25, 2022

VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES TO TAKE THE HARD WORK OUT OF LABOR DAY TRAVEL
VDOT to provide traffic and travel information to plan ahead

RICHMOND, Va.  As travelers make their end-of-summer vacation plans before the hustle and bustle of the school season, drivers are encouraged to plan ahead for their holiday road trips.

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Jul. 7, 2022

VIRGINIA RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK THROUGH TWO SURVEYS
Survey data will guide how transportation investments are made in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) are encouraging residents throughout the Commonwealth to respond to survey requests seeking input on travel preferences and opinions.

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Jun. 24, 2022

VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES FOR SMOOTH CRUISE TO SUMMER SUN AND FIREWORKS FUN
VDOT to provide traffic and travel information to plan ahead

RICHMOND, Va. – With the summer vacation season in full swing, drivers are encouraged to plan ahead to make it safely to their destinations. To ease travel for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will suspend many highway work zones and lift most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon  Friday, July 1, until noon Tuesday, July 5.

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Jun. 15, 2022

VARIABLE SPEED LIMITS TO BEGIN ON I-95 NORTHBOUND
Speed limits will vary between exit 110 (Ladysmith) and exit 130 (Route 3/Fredericksburg) in response to real-time conditions to help travelers safely navigate the road ahead

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – New LED signs with the capability to display variable speed limits will be illuminated starting Thursday, June 16 on Interstate 95 northbound in Caroline and Spotsylvania counties and in the City of Fredericksburg.

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May. 20, 2022

VDOT LIFTS MOST LANE CLOSURES TO EASE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TRAVEL
VDOT provides traffic and travel information to plan ahead

RICHMOND, Va. –  Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead to make it to their destinations safely this Memorial Day weekend. The Virginia Department of Transportation will make travel easier by suspending most highway work zones and lifting most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon on Friday, May 27 until noon on Tuesday, May 31.

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May. 11, 2022

VDOT CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF 511 SERVICE TO VIRGINIA TRAVELERS

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) celebrates “511 Day” Wednesday, May 11, as Virginia 511 marks 20 years of service to Virginia residents and travelers this year. 

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Apr. 11, 2022

COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD INVITES PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, INITIATIVES
Public encouraged to provide input on projects that are recommended for funding

RICHMOND, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will host nine meetings across Virginia and is inviting the public to share feedback on transportation initiatives and projects that have been recommended for funding, including highway, road, bridge, rail, bicycle, pedestrian, public transportation, and transportation demand management projects. Members of the community may participate by attending public meetings or submitting comments online, by email, or by mail.

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Apr. 11, 2022

VIRGINIA COMMEMORATES NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK
As work zone fatalities increased from 2020 to 2021, week of April 11 - 15 recognizes VDOT employees and contractors who risk their lives each day to keep Virginia moving

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will observe National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) starting today, Monday, April 11, through Friday, April 15, to recognize state employees and contractors who risk their lives each day to keep Virginia moving.

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Apr. 8, 2022

VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES TO KEEP EASTER TRAVEL HOPPING
VDOT provides traffic and travel information to plan ahead

RICHMOND, Va. –  As the spring comes into full swing across the Commonwealth, it’s time to plan ahead for holiday season travel. To help motorists get to their destinations without hassle, VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for the Easter holiday from noon Friday, April 15 until noon Tuesday, April 19.

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Mar. 30, 2022

I-64 Charlottesville Safety Rest Areas To Use Temporary Restroom Facilities
Previously scheduled maintenance project has been accelerated to begin Friday, April 1; Rest areas will remain open at all times, with temporary restrooms through September 2023

RICHMOND, Va. – Restroom facilities at the Interstate 64 Eastbound and Westbound Charlottesville Safety Rest Areas in Albemarle County will undergo extended maintenance starting Friday, April 1, requiring the use of temporary restroom facilities at both rest areas through September 2023.

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Mar. 11, 2022

VDOT PREPARES AS SNOW RETURNS TO VIRGINIA
Heavy snowfall rates, high winds, sub-freezing temperatures to make travel risky

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation has begun mobilizing to prepare crews and equipment for the return of snow, high winds and sub-freezing temperatures that will decrease visibility and make roads unsafe for travel this weekend.

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Jan. 28, 2022

WINTER WEATHER PREPARATIONS CONTINUE
Crews stand ready; Area motorists should stay off roads during storm

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation crews are monitoring road conditions and are prepared to respond to the winter weather impacting the Commonwealth. Snow is expected to continue into the late afternoon rush hour and into Saturday, with the greatest impact expected along the Eastern Shore. Reduced visibility and an increased potential for downed trees and power lines will make travel hazardous.

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Jan. 27, 2022

VDOT PREPARES FOR WEEKEND WINTER WEATHER
Snow to impact roads statewide

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation has begun mobilizing to pre-treat roadways and prepare crews and equipment for weekend winter weather. The incoming weather system will impact the Commonwealth beginning in the western portion of the state Friday morning and will move east, arriving in the Hampton Roads region Friday evening.

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