2015 News Releases - Culpeper

Dec. 31, 2015
TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGING AT RT. 637 BRIDGE PROJECT
Temporary bridge expected to go into service at Big Indian Run next week

Dec. 28, 2015
COMMENTS INVITED ON HILLSDALE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT
Report posted on Route 29 Solutions website; comment deadline extended to Jan. 7

Dec. 16, 2015
BROOMLEY RD. IN IVY REOPENED TO TRAFFIC
Work to Buckingham Branch Railroad bridge will require additional lane closures

Dec. 7, 2015
TEMPORARY SIGNALS ACTIVATE THURSDAY AT RT. 688 BRIDGE
Phase one construction under way; signals will control two-way traffic

Dec. 3, 2015
NIGHT WORK DEC. 7-18 AT RT. 29/666 INTERCHANGE
Lanes closed for erection of bridge beams; residents should expect construction noise

Dec. 3, 2015
RT. 29 INTERSECTIONS SLATED FOR TEMPORARY SIGNALS
Ashwood Blvd., N. Hollymead Dr. installation will begin Dec. 7 to accommodate construction

Nov. 23, 2015
RT. 29 LANE CLOSURES LIFTED OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Suspension in effect from noon Wednesday, Nov. 25 until noon Monday, Nov. 30

Nov. 20, 2015
NEW FLASHING YELLOW ARROWS IN CULPEPER, ORANGE
Updated traffic signals aim to improve safety of left turns, provide programming flexibility

Nov. 19, 2015
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN COMING TO RIVANNA RIVER BRIDGE
Two-way traffic will shift to single lane on new bridge controlled by temporary signal

Nov. 19, 2015
TRAFFIC SWITCH ON RT. 3 AT LIGNUM PLANNED FOR SATURDAY
Culpeper area motorists should use caution, be alert for changes to traffic pattern

Nov. 17, 2015
FALL TRANSPORTATION MEETING IS NOV. 23 IN CULPEPER
Public invited to learn more about local project applications submitted under House Bill 2

Nov. 16, 2015
VDOT RESOURCES IN PLACE FOR WINTER SEASON AHEAD
More than 950 trucks will plow snow, treat roads of central Va.

Nov. 9, 2015
CARRSBROOK DR. IN ALBEMARLE CLOSED NOV. 16-DEC. 11
Motorists detoured during drainage pipe rehabilitation

Nov. 6, 2015
RT. 29 SHUT DOWN EARLY TUESDAY FOR POWER LINE SWITCH
Midnight to 4 a.m. closure will allow Dominion to safely relocate overhead electric cables

Nov. 5, 2015
RIO PROJECT OVERNIGHT CLOSURE SCHEDULE ADJUSTED
Previous schedule in force until Monday when extended hours will return through Nov. 24

Nov. 4, 2015
VDOT TO REOPEN PROFFIT RD. ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Railroad bridge repairs finishing early; debris removal at nearby Rivanna River bridge Friday

Nov. 2, 2015
OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES EXTENDED FOR PILE DRIVING
Traffic restrictions at Rio Rd. intersection to begin at 8:30 p.m.; end by 7 a.m. through Nov. 20

Oct. 28, 2015
ALL LANES OPEN ON RT. 29 NORTH AT FASHION SQUARE
Repairs to cold patch completed, contractor will monitor excavated area today

Oct. 28, 2015
3 LANES CLOSED ON RT. 29 NORTH AT FASHION SQUARE
Temporary asphalt patching failed during rain, contractor on site making repairs

Oct. 16, 2015
TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGING AT RIO RD., WARNER PKWY.
Eastbound Rio Rd. lanes to be reconfigured Monday to improve flow

Oct. 13, 2015
PROFFIT RD. BRIDGE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS OCT. 19-NOV. 20
Through traffic should use posted detour via Route 20, Watts Passage Rd.

Oct. 1, 2015
VDOT CREWS PREP FOR WEATHER, ASK PUBLIC TO DO SAME
Stay up-to-date with road conditions using 511 Virginia system

Sept. 25, 2015
NIGHTTIME CROSSOVER CLOSINGS COMING AT RIO RD.
Traffic restrictions are necessary to excavate, construct bridge abutments for overpass

Sept. 25, 2015
45 MPH SPEED LIMIT EXTENDED ON RT. 3 PROJECT
VDOT asks motorists to proceed cautiously, watch for workers, slow-moving equipment

Sept. 10, 2015
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERNS IN EFFECT ON RT. 29 NEAR RIO ROAD
Temporary signals activated, new median breaks operational; all areas open for business

Sept. 3, 2015
FLASHING YELLOW ARROW COMING TO ALBEMARLE, FAUQUIER
New traffic signal displays aim to improve safety, efficiency of left turns

Aug. 24, 2015
SAFETY PROJECT UNDER WAY ON RT. 53 IN ALBEMARLE
Construction of right-turn lane at Milton Rd. will require lane closure, flagging

Aug. 18, 2015
WELSH RUN RD. IN GREENE CO. CLOSED AUG. 24-SEPT. 11
Through traffic should use posted detour during bridge project

Aug. 18, 2015
TRAFFIC PATTERN CHANGING AS RT. 29 PROJECTS ADVANCE
Two intersections closing, two temporary signals active Sept. 9; all areas open for business

Aug. 11, 2015
PORTION OF SILLAMON RD. CLOSED AUG. 17-OCT. 1
Crews will replace bridge superstructure in Fauquier Co.; motorists detoured on Rt. 617

Aug. 5, 2015
KESWICK RD. BRIDGE CLOSED AUG. 10-14
Crews will replace bridge superstructure in Albemarle Co.; motorists detoured

Aug. 3, 2015
SPEED LIMIT REDUCED THROUGH RT. 3 WORK ZONE
VDOT asks motorists to be alert for construction vehicles entering, exiting highway

July 28, 2015
MYERS MILL RD. BRIDGE CLOSED BEGINNING AUG. 3
Crews will replace bridge in Culpeper Co.; motorists detoured through Aug. 14

July 16, 2015
INTERSTATE 64 SAFETY UPGRADES ON AFTON MOUNTAIN

July 14, 2015
I-66 WESTBOUND CLOSURE MOVED TO WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY
Traffic to be detoured off interstate in Fauquier Co. during bridge work

July 13, 2015
PROFFIT RD. CLOSED JULY 20-29 FOR DEBRIS REMOVAL
Road closed near Rivanna River bridge in Albemarle Co.; motorists detoured north

July 9, 2015
NIGHT CLOSURES OF I-66 WESTBOUND TO OCCUR JULY 14 AND 15
Traffic to be detoured off interstate in Fauquier Co. during bridge work

July 2, 2015
RT. 622 BRIDGE IN RAPPAHANNOCK CLOSED JULY 13-23
VDOT crew will replace timber-deck bridge over Rush River; use Rt. 211/522 as detour

July 1, 2015
TREE TRIMMING IN KESWICK IS SUBJECT OF TOWN HALL
VDOT, Albemarle Co. to jointly host July 9 meeting for interested residents

June 22, 2015
VDOT OPERATORS SHOW OFF SKILLS AT EQUIPMENT ROADEO
Five will represent district at Aug. 6 statewide competition

June 15, 2015
VDOT COMMENCING WORK ON RT. 723 BRIDGE OVER I-66
Closures on I-66 westbound, Rt. 723 will impact traffic through late July

June 11, 2015
PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR RT. 522-208 INTERSECTION PROJECT
VDOT proposes turn-lane improvements at intersection in Louisa Co.

May 13, 2015
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN AT WARNER PKWY. INTERSECTION
Northbound motorists will now have two through lanes to reach East Rio Road

May 12, 2015
SHARE YOUR INPUT ON RT. 29-718 INTERSECTION PROJECT
VDOT proposes alternative to signal at Mountain Run Lake Rd. intersection in Culpeper Co.

May 11, 2015
NETHERS RD. NEAR OLD RAG MOUNTAIN TO CLOSE MAY 19
VDOT crews will repair bridge in Madison Co.; hiking trail access restricted

May 4, 2015
BROOMLEY RD. BRIDGE IN IVY TO CLOSE MAY 11
Six-month VDOT project will replace posted structure over Buckingham Branch Railroad

May 4, 2015
SHARE YOUR INPUT ON TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS
Public comment on funding program, HB2 invited at May 11 meeting in Culpeper

April 21, 2015
RT. 29/EMMET ST. LANE SHIFT ALLOWS CONSTRUCTION IN MEDIAN
Rt. 250 Bypass ramps closed overnight; speed limit reduced through work zone

April 17, 2015
MOUNTAIN RUN LAKE RD. TO CLOSE APRIL 27-MAY 4
VDOT crews will repair pipe under roadway; motorists will be detoured

April 13, 2015
DICKERSON RD. BRIDGE TO CLOSE FOR MAJOR REPAIRS
Route 606 closed north of airport from April 20 to Aug. 1; use Rt. 29 as detour

April 13, 2015
TURKEY RIDGE RD. CLOSED APRIL 20-MAY 8 FOR BRIDGE WORK
Bridge over Blackwater Creek near Castleton to be replaced

April 9, 2015
MOUNTAIN RUN LAKE RD. TO CLOSE APRIL 20-27
VDOT crews will repair pipe under roadway; motorists will be detoured

April 3, 2015
MOUNTAIN RUN LAKE RD. TO CLOSE APRIL 13-20
VDOT crews will repair pipe under roadway; motorists will be detoured

April 2, 2015
APRIL MARKS START OF PAVING SEASON IN CENTRAL VA.
More than 300 miles of state roadway will be resurfaced in 2015

April 2, 2015
PUBLIC INVITED TO INFORMATION MEETING ON RT. 3 PROJECT
Utility relocations begin in late April; roadway construction anticipated in early May

March 27, 2015
MOUNTAIN RUN LAKE RD. TO CLOSE APRIL 6-13
VDOT crews will repair pipe under roadway; motorists will be detoured

March 18, 2015
RT. 29 RAMPS TO RT. 250 CLOSED OVERNIGHT THURSDAY
Traffic will detour to Bypass using Barracks Rd. for lane striping, barrier installation

March 16, 2015
BEGINNING MARCH 23, FREE STATE RD. IS ONE-WAY
Westbound restriction will ease cut-through traffic on adjoining Wakefield Rd.

March 6, 2015
MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR OVERNIGHT REFREEZE
VDOT crews continue work on secondary system, will monitor icing conditions tonight

March 6, 2015
THAWING BEGINS ON ROADS IN VDOT’S CULPEPER DISTRICT
Crews plan to work into Saturday to make all routes passable

March 6, 2015
DRIVING HAZARDOUS IN CENTRAL VA. AFTER DEEP FREEZE
Very slick conditions reported across VDOT’s Culpeper District despite yesterday’s plowing

March 5, 2015
FALLING TEMPERATURES MAKE FOR ICY ROADS OVERNIGHT
VDOT crews continue work on secondary roads; motorists should drive with extreme caution

March 5, 2015
CENTRAL VA. ROADS SNOW-COVERED, TRAVEL IS HAZARDOUS
VDOT crews working to clear major highways ahead of anticipated overnight refreeze

March 5, 2015
VDOT ADVISES TRAVEL DELAY UNTIL STORM ENDS
Central Va. roads are snow-covered and hazardous as heavy snow continues to fall

March 5, 2015
MANY ROADS COVERED, SLICK AS SNOW ENTERS REGION
VDOT crews working toward black pavement before deep freeze overnight

March 5, 2015
AS WINTER PERSISTS, MOTORISTS ASKED TO PLAN AHEAD
VDOT trucks, operators ready for changeover from rain to sleet, snow

March 4, 2015
WINTER STORM MAY AFFECT TRAVEL FOR NEXT SEVERAL DAYS
VDOT urges motorists to prepare for difficult driving, monitor road conditions

March 4, 2015
VDOT ISSUES NOTICE TO PROCEED TO RT. 29 SOLUTIONS CONTRACTOR
Engineering, survey work will begin this month on three design-build projects

March 3, 2015
VDOT CREWS READY TO RESPOND TO POSSIBLE ICE TODAY
Motorists should stay tuned to weather through Friday, plan travel accordingly

March 1, 2015
PATCHY ICE WILL LINGER THROUGH MORNING RUSH HOUR
VDOT crews monitoring conditions; motorists should slow down, be alert for black ice

March 1, 2015
MAJOR ROADS IN CENTRAL VA. ARE CLEAR AND WET
Icy patches remain on some secondary routes; motorists should drive with caution tonight

March 1, 2015
SLEET MAKING SOME ROADS SLIPPERY IN CENTRAL VA.
VDOT advises motorists to avoid travel; conditions likely to worsen this afternoon

Feb. 28, 2015
WINTRY MIX AIMS TO MAKE ROADS SLICK
Motorists should avoid unnecessary travel Sunday

Feb. 26, 2015
SNOW REMOVAL CREWS PLOWING SECONDARY SYSTEM
Crews will continue work overnight, motorists should beware refreeze as temperature drops

Feb. 26, 2015
AS MAIN ROADS CLEAR, CREWS BEGIN WORK ON SECONDARIES
VDOT will continue snow removal operations until all roads passable

Feb. 26, 2015
TRACE OF SNOW ENOUGH TO MAKE ROADS SLICK
Motorists should use free 511 tools to check on roads before travel

Feb. 25, 2015
OVERNIGHT SNOW WILL MAKE FOR SLICK A.M. TRAVEL
VDOT asks motorists to delay trips, allow crews to clear roads

Feb. 22, 2015
SNOW REMOVAL CREWS WORKING SECONDARY ROADS
Motorists should continue to drive with caution, check free 511 tools for latest conditions

Feb. 22, 2015
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE PROGRESS IN CENTRAL VA.
Motorists should use free 511 tools to check on roads before travel

Feb. 22, 2015
ROAD CONDITIONS CHANGING QUICKLY AS SNOW MELTS
Use VDOT’s free 511 tools to check for snow, slush, potential local flooding

Feb. 21, 2015
ROAD CONDITIONS REMAIN HAZARDOUS IN CENTRAL VA.
VDOT crews continuing to work interstate, primary highways; travel not advised overnight

Feb. 21, 2015
VDOT ASKS MOTORISTS TO PUT SAFETY FIRST, STAY OFF ROADS
Travel still treacherous across Central Va. as heavy snow continues to fall

Feb. 21, 2015
VDOT ASKS MOTORISTS TO PUT SAFETY FIRST, STAY OFF ROADS
Central Va. roads currently snow-covered, slick as of 11 a.m.

Feb. 20, 2015
VDOT RAMPING UP FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW
Motorists must stay vigilant, be prepared for slick conditions, continued frigid temperatures

Feb. 19, 2015
VDOT WARNS OF HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT
Below zero wind chills, drifting snow will make driving dangerous in some areas

Feb. 18, 2015
SNOW SQUALLS WILL IMPACT P.M. TRAVEL IN CENTRAL VA.
VDOT crews continue snow removal operations across Culpeper District

Feb. 18, 2015
TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS ROUTE 29 SOLUTIONS CONTRACT
Engineering work will begin in early March

Feb. 17, 2015
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE PLOWING ON SECONDARY ROADS
As temperatures plummet, motorists should anticipate slick conditions Wednesday

Feb. 17, 2015
MAJOR ROADS IN CENTRAL VA. ARE CLEAR OF SNOW
VDOT crews continue to clear secondary system, prepare for overnight refreeze

Feb. 17, 2015
CONDITIONS IMPROVING ON INTERSTATES, PRIMARY ROADS
VDOT snow removal operations continue across central Virginia

Feb. 17, 2015
ROADS SNOW-COVERED, TREACHEROUS IN CENTRAL VA.
VDOT crews busy plowing, treating roads; motorists should continue vigilance

Feb. 16, 2015
VDOT CREWS WILL CONTINUE SNOW REMOVAL OVERNIGHT
Most roads are snow covered and slick, motorists urged to delay non-essential travel

Feb. 16, 2015
MOTORISTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF CHANGING ROAD CONDITIONS
Drivers urged to postpone non-essential travel as snow begins to accumulate

Feb. 16, 2015
WINTER STORM DELAYS CONSTRUCTION START ON RT. 29/250 INTERCHANGE PROJECT
Work now scheduled to begin mid-week, weather and conditions permitting

Feb. 16, 2015
CREWS READY FOR WINTER WEATHER TODAY
Motorists should expect snow to impact statewide travel into Tuesday

Feb. 15, 2015
VDOT ASKS DRIVERS TO PREPARE FOR MONDAY SNOW
Culpeper District crews on duty at 8 a.m. for treating, plowing roads

Feb. 15, 2015
HARSH WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS IN CENTRAL VA.
Motorists may encounter ice, roadway debris, blowing snow

Feb. 14, 2015
VDOT CREWS READY FOR BLUSTERY EVENING AHEAD
Virginians advised to monitor travel conditions, take precautions against cold

Feb. 13, 2015
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS MONDAY ON RT. 29/250 INTERCHANGE
Motorists should be alert for equipment and workers near ramps

Feb. 3, 2015
SIGNAL WORK WILL AFFECT RT. 29 INTERSECTIONS OVERNIGHT THIS WEEK
Police officers will direct traffic during installation of new signal control equipment

Jan. 27, 2015
COMMUTERS SHOULD USE CAUTION IN CENTRAL VA.
Most roads reported to have icy spots; snow still falling in some localities

Jan. 26, 2015
SNOW STILL IN OVERNIGHT FORECAST FOR CENTRAL VA.
VDOT advises motorists to plan for slick conditions due to low pavement temps

Jan. 26, 2015
VDOT HEARING FOR SCHOOLHOUSE RD. IN BEALETON IS FEB. 3
Public hearing rescheduled due to winter weather

Jan. 25, 2015
SNOW WILL AFFECT CENTRAL VA. TRAVEL THROUGH TUESDAY
Motorists asked to prepare for extended winter weather, consider alternate plans

Jan. 23, 2015
VDOT ISSUES NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD RT. 29 SOLUTIONS DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACT
Transportation board will consider recommendation for award at Feb. 18 meeting

Jan. 23, 2015
WINTRY MIX ON THE WAY FOR CENTRAL VA.
VDOT crews brined interstates, primaries yesterday; crews on duty as needed

Jan. 22, 2015
SIGNAL ADJUSTMENTS HAPPENING NEXT WEEK AT OPAL
Southbound Rt. 29 motorists are reminded to use flyover to reach Rt. 17 south

Jan. 22, 2015
BLASTING WILL OCCUR AT MULATTO RUN BRIDGE PROJECT
Motorists may experience brief delays on Rt. 231 in Madison Co.

Jan. 21, 2015
3 FIRMS SUBMIT PRICE PROPOSALS FOR ROUTE 29 SOLUTIONS PROJECTS
Final ranking, notice of intent to award contract will be posted on VDOT’s website

Jan. 20, 2015
DICK WOODS RD. BRIDGE OVER IVY CREEK CLOSES JAN. 26
VDOT will detour traffic using Routes 250 and 677 while replacement bridge is constructed

Jan. 14, 2015
CTB AWARDS RT. 29 / RT. 250 INTERCHANGE CONTRACT
Construction will begin in the spring on first Rt. 29 Solutions project

Jan. 14, 2015
CTB AWARDS RT. 29-666 PROJECT IN CULPEPER
Construction will begin this spring on diamond interchange to improve safety, capacity

Jan. 14, 2015
WINTRY MIX MAKING ROADS SLICK THIS MORNING
Check road conditions in your area before traveling, be alert for icy spots

Jan. 13, 2015
WINTER WEATHER IN FORECAST AGAIN WEDNESDAY
VDOT crews on duty overnight; motorists should pay attention to weather, road conditions

Jan. 12, 2015
BE ALERT FOR BLACK ICE DURING TUESDAY A.M. COMMUTE
VDOT crews in central Va. on duty overnight in case of refreeze

Jan. 12, 2015
BLACK CAT RD. IN KESWICK CLOSES JAN. 19 FOR BRIDGE WORK
VDOT project will replace aged railroad bridge; detour established for motorists

Jan. 12, 2015
CENTRAL VA. ROAD CONDITIONS VARY THIS MORNING
Motorists reminded to be vigilant, check road conditions before travel

Jan. 11, 2015
LATE SUNDAY, EARLY MONDAY COULD BE ICY IN CENTRAL VA.
VDOT crews mobilizing this evening; motorists asked to check conditions, delay travel

Jan. 6, 2015
ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVING BUT STILL SOME SLICK SPOTS
VDOT Culpeper District crews continue to plow, apply abrasives

Jan. 6, 2015
I-66, ROADS IN FAUQUIER SLICK THIS MORNING
Motorists are advised to check conditions, delay travel if needed

Jan. 5, 2015
VDOT PREPARES FOR EARLY TUESDAY SNOW
Crews applying brine to I-66, high-volume roads in Culpeper, surrounding counties

Jan. 5, 2015
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON RT. 15-53 ROUNDABOUT PROJECT
Proposed roadway improvement in Fluvanna Co. is subject of Jan. 15 public hearing

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