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Dec. 9, 2017

VDOT Warns Drivers of Possible Icy Roads Tonight Into Morning
Motorists urged not to drive as low temperatures may cause slick conditions

RICHMOND, Va. – Motorists should be prepared for potentially slippery roads in Virginia this evening through tomorrow morning. Most road conditions are clear to minor with patches of snow, ice or slush. However, a combination of wet roads and low temperatures tonight could produce icy conditions. Light snow is also expected in portions of the commonwealth which could add to slick conditions.

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Dec. 8, 2017

VDOT READY FOR STATEWIDE WINTRY MIX
Motorists urged to use caution and go to 511Virginia.org for latest road conditions

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews across the commonwealth are mobilizing for the first winter weather event of the 2017-2018 season. The weather system is predicted to bring lower temperatures and a mix of precipitation ranging from rain to light snow in various parts of the state today and Saturday. 

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Dec. 7, 2017

CTB AWARDS FOUR CONTRACTS WORTH $374.7 MILLION
Contracts awarded for widening of eastbound I-66 Inside the Beltway and I-64 Segment III

RICHMOND, Virginia – The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved four contracts at its monthly meeting yesterday, totaling $374.7 million for maintenance and construction projects in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads and Richmond districts.

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Dec. 1, 2017

Governor McAuliffe Marks Opening of a Wider I-64 on the Peninsula
Segment I roadwork completed on time and on budget

NEWPORT NEWS – Governor McAuliffe today marked the opening of a wider I-64 on the peninsula with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Unlocking one of the Peninsula’s biggest bottlenecks has been a priority for Governor McAuliffe and today’s completion of the Segment I widening work marks a significant step forward in the overall project. Segment I of the widening effort was completed on time and on budget.

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Dec. 1, 2017

VDOT ANNOUNCES 2018 TOLL RELIEF PROGRAM ENROLLMENT PERIOD
Program eases the burden of Elizabeth River Tunnels’ tolls on Norfolk and Portsmouth residents most financially impacted

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation today announced the start of the 2018 Toll Relief Program enrollment period. Toll Relief, the first program of its kind in the nation, provides meaningful financial relief to qualified Norfolk and Portsmouth residents. The in-person enrollment period is Dec. 1, 2017 through Feb. 15, 2018, at the E-ZPass Customer Service Centers in Norfolk and Portsmouth. Toll Relief benefits will begin March 1, 2018.

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Nov. 30, 2017

Virginia Secretary of Transportation Announces Delayed Opening of 64 Express Lanes
64 Express Lanes will open the end of January 2018

RICHMOND — Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne today announced the delayed opening of the 64 Express Lanes in Norfolk. The Virginia Department of Transportation had planned to open the Express Lanes in December. However, the opening has been delayed in order to complete additional testing of electronic tolling equipment.

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Nov. 14, 2017

VDOT WILL LIFT LANE CLOSURES TO EASE THANKSGIVING TRAVEL
The new version of the 511 traveler app offers current traffic conditions and Waze navigation

RICHMOND, Virginia – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is lifting lane closures where possible during the Thanksgiving travel period to make your holiday as stress-free as possible. VDOT is also offering the next generation of the 511 app to help you plan and navigate your trip; real-time traffic information can also be found online at 511Virginia.org.

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Oct. 30, 2016

NEXT GENERATION OF TRAVELER INFORMATION APP IS HERE
New Version of 511 App Offers Waze Navigation and Push Notifications

RICHMOND, Va.  – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has launched the next generation of the Virginia 511 traveler information app. Using state-of-the art technology, Virginia 511 provides users with real-time, accurate traffic information about road conditions, congestion and highway work zones in Virginia, whenever they need it. The new app, and all of the Virginia 511 tools, is your key to knowing what is happening on the commonwealth’s roads.

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Oct. 24, 2017

CTB AWARDS TWO CONTRACTS WORTH $414.9 MILLION
Phase One of I-64 Widening and High Rise Bridge Replacement Project is funded

HOT SPRINGS, Virginia – The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved two contracts at their monthly meeting today totaling $414.9 million for maintenance and construction projects in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Hampton Roads and Salem districts.

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Sep. 28, 2017

11th ANNUAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY IS OCT. 4
VDOT’S Safe Routes to School Program awards more than $900,000

RICHMOND, Virginia – Children will be using foot-power to get to class during events planned across the state to celebrate the 11th annual Walk to School Day (WTSD) in Virginia on Oct. 4.

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Sep. 20, 2017

CTB AWARDS TWO CONTRACTS WORTH $18.7 MILLION
Backlick Road bridge in Fairfax County will be replaced as part of the Atlantic Gateway Project

RESTON, Virginia – The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved two contracts at their monthly meeting today totaling $18.7 million for maintenance and construction projects in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Salem and Northern Virginia districts.

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