News Releases - Salem

July 15, 2022
TRAFFIC ALERT: PATTERSON DRIVE BRIDGE WORK IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO DETOUR TRAFFIC NEAR ROANOKE COUNTY LINE

July 15, 2022
TRAFFIC ALERT: BRIDGE WORK TO CLOSE ROUTE 692 (HORSEPASTURE PRICE ROAD) IN VIRGINIA IN AUGUST

July 14, 2022
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 311/419 ROUNDABOUT IN ROANOKE COUNTY EXPECTED OPEN TO TRAFFIC ON JULY 15
Traffic will no longer be detoured, but flaggers may control traffic around the intersection

July 1, 2022
TRAFFIC ALERT: DETOUR FOR DIUGUIDS LANE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO CHANGE FOR A FEW DAYS WHEN CRANE IS IN USE AT WEST RIVERSIDE DRIVE
Road closure and detour to start July 5 with crane impacting detour route July 6-8

June 21, 2022
TRAFFIC ALERT: DIUGUIDS LANE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO DETOUR TRAFFIC IN ROANOKE COUNTY BEGINNING JULY 5

June 15, 2022
TRAFFIC ALERT: DETOUR FOR ROUTE 311/419 ROUNDABOUT CONSTRUCTION IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO BEGIN JUNE 20
Detour options include Interstate 81 between exits 140 and 141 and Main Street in Salem

June 6, 2022
VDOT SEEKS COMMENTS ON STUDY TO IMPROVE SECTION OF WILLIAMSON ROAD IN ROANOKE
Comments will be received June 6 through 20 via online survey

May 16, 2022
TRAFFIC ALERT: BLASTING ALONG ROUTE 58 FOR LOVERS LEAP WIDENING PROJECT TO BEGIN WEEK OF MAY 23

May 9, 2022
ROUTE 58 DETOUR SIGNS IN PATRICK COUNTY FOR LOVERS LEAP PROJECT ARE FOR INCIDENTS AND EMERGENCIES
No scheduled detour is planned for widening project

May 9, 2022
VDOT HOLDS HEARING FOR PROJECT AT ROUTE 220 AND INTERNATIONAL PARKWAY/ASHLEY WAY IN BOTETOURT COUNTY

May 9, 2022
INTERSTATE 81 REST AREA AT TROUTVILLE TO CLOSE FROM LATE MAY UNTIL EARLY SEPTEMBER
Closure needed for project to extend the ramp into and the ramp out of the facility

April 21, 2022
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON NEW ROUNDABOUT AT ROUTE 311 AND ROUTE 419 IN ROANOKE COUNTY
Traffic to detour onto I-81 between exits 140 and 141 this summer for four to six weeks

April 5, 2022
RACE FANS SHOULD FOLLOW SIGNS TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY THIS WEEKEND

March 21, 2022
VDOT SEEKS COMMENTS ON STUDY TO IMPROVE SECTIONS OF NORTH FRANKLIN STREET AND PEPPERS FERRY ROAD IN CHRISTIANSBURG
Comments will be received March 21 through April 4 via online survey

March 12, 2022
TRAFFIC ALERT: HIGH WINDS CREATING BLOW-OVER HAZARD ON INTERSTATE 77 IN VIRGINIA JUST NORTH OF STATE LINE

March 11, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: WEEKEND STORM MAY MEAN SNOW FOR PARTS OF WESTERN VIRGINIA
Rain is expected to change to snow, so VDOT will be monitoring conditions

March 9, 2022
TRAFFIC ALERT: WESTBOUND ROUTE 460 IN GILES COUNTY TO BE OPEN FOR FRIDAY COMMUTE

March 9, 2022
TRAFFIC ALERT: SECTION OF PENN FOREST BOULEVARD IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO BE CLOSED ON WEEKDAYS

March 7, 2022
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 311 TRAFFIC TO BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT NEAR NEW CASTLE
Changes include a Route 311 width restriction and detour for Allen Street starting March 14

March 1, 2022
VDOT INVITES CITIZENS TO PROVIDE INPUT ON PROJECT PIPELINE STUDIES
Comments sought for sections of Electric Road and Route 220/Route 220 Alternate

Feb. 22, 2022
VDOT NAMES BLEVINS AS NEW SALEM RESIDENT ENGINEER

Feb. 17, 2022
VDOT AWARDS CONTRACT FOR INTERSTATE 81 TROUTVILLE REST AREA RAMP EXTENSION PROJECT
Rest area to be closed from late May until early September

Feb. 11, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: SNOW-COVERED OR SLICK ROADS ARE POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND PARTICULARLY IN HIGHER ELEVATIONS

Feb. 8, 2022
INTERSTATE 81 SHOULDER WORK BEGINS AS PART OF WIDENING PROJECT BETWEEN EXITS 137 AND 141

Jan. 31, 2022
DETOUR FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT ON DIUGUIDS LANE IN ROANOKE COUNTY TO BE RESCHEDULED

Jan. 29, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: CREWS WILL CONTINUE WORKING ON SECONDARY ROADS TONIGHT WHILE BATTLING DRIFTING SNOW
Roads will remain icy even when plowed due to frigid temperatures

Jan. 29, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: SECONDARY ROADS ARE SNOW COVERED AND LOW TEMPERATURES MEAN THEY WILL REMAIN ICY

Jan. 27, 2022
TRAFFIC ALERT: ROUTE 460 IN GILES COUNTY TO BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION STARTING NEXT WEEK

Jan. 27, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: SNOW WITH COLD TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE SLICK ROADS WITH NEXT ROUND OF WINTER WEATHER
VDOT readies for next winter storm in western Virginia

Jan. 21, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: LIGHT SNOW AND OVERNIGHT REFREEZE EXPECTED WITH NEXT WINTER STORM
Watch out for snow-covered roads and icy conditions with below-freezing temperatures

Jan. 17, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: PLOWING ON SECONDARY ROADS AND NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT
Refreezing, drifting snow and downed trees remain concerns overnight

Jan. 17, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: CREWS FOCUSED ON PLOWING SECONDARY ROADS AND NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS
Gusty winds causing blowing and drifting snow

Jan. 17, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT CONTINUES PLOWING AS CONDITIONS IMPROVE ON INTERSTATES AND SOME PRIMARY ROADS
Secondary roads and neighborhood streets still in severe condition with deep snow

Jan. 16, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT WARNS DRIVERS OF HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS AS ROADS REMAIN COVERED IN SNOW AND ICE
Continue to avoid travel as roads remain snow covered and icy

Jan. 16, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO PLOW AND TREAT ROADS
Avoid nonessential travel and give plows room and time to work

Jan. 15, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT IS PREPARING FOR SUNDAY’S WINTER STORM – ARE YOU READY?
Storm will create hazardous driving conditions, so plan now to avoid nonessential travel

Jan. 14, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT URGES CITIZENS TO PLAN AHEAD TO AVOID TRAVEL DURING MAJOR WINTER STORM
Storm expected to create dangerous driving conditions and impact travel starting Sunday

Jan. 9, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: WATCH OUT FOR ICY ROADS OVERNIGHT AND DURING MONDAY COMMUTE
Cold temperatures may cause wet roads to refreeze overnight and Monday morning

Jan. 9, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: RISK OF ICE ON VIRGINIA’S ROADWAYS REMAINS SUNDAY MORNING
Motorists should exercise caution traveling until temperatures rise

Jan. 7, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: COLD TEMPERATURES MEAN SOME SECONDARY ROADS WILL REMAIN ICY
Gusty winds and refreeze a concern overnight and into tomorrow

Jan. 7, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: WATCH FOR ICY SPOTS ON INTERSTATES AND MANY MAIN ROADS

Jan. 5, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT PRE-TREATING ROADS AHEAD OF NEXT ROUND OF WINTER WEATHER
Drivers encouraged to plan travel around forecasted event

Jan. 3, 2022
SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT MAKES PROGRESS ON PLOWING AND TREATING ROADS BUT NIGHTTIME REFREEZE A MAJOR CONCERN
Downed trees or debris may impact travel

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