• Public meetings about I-66 to be held this week

    WASHINGTON — With major changes being proposed on Interstate 66, the Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a series of public meetings this week for citizens. VDOT is proposing adding two new toll lanes from…

  • I-66 to gain toll lanes inside, outside the Beltway

    WASHINGTON — The Virginia Department of Transportation is moving forward with a plan to add toll lanes along Interstate 66, both inside and outside of the Capital Beltway, during the next seven years. Renee Hamilton,…

  • VDOT clears, monitors roads in sloppy winter storm’s wake

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State transportation officials say most primary roads and interstates in Virginia are in good shape in the wake of a winter storm that brought ice, sleet and freezing rain. But the…

  • Meteorologist shares blame for disastrous snowy commute in open letter

    WASHINGTON – “You’re like the RG3 of the weather world, everyone loves you when you win but when you lose…” This is what one of my witty friends wrote on my Facebook page after the…

  • VDOT caught off-guard by changing forecast

    WASHINGTON — After drivers questioned why highways in Northern Virginia didn’t seem as though they had been pre-treated enough for the clipper that blew through the region Tuesday, the Virginia Department of Transportation admits it…

  • VDOT to suspend highway work zones over New Year’s holiday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation says it will suspend most highway work zones for several days over the New Year’s holiday. VDOT says the goal is to limit congestion and provide…

  • Don’t speed: it could get your EZ Pass suspended

    WASHINGTON – Speeding through toll plazas can get your EZ Pass privileges suspended. USA TODAY reports that some states flag drivers and issue warnings if they drive too fast through the EZ Pass toll plaza lanes.…

  • VDOT rolls out holiday traffic signal timing

    It\’s hard to imagine that holiday traffic around area
    shopping malls could be worse. But VDOT is working behind the scenes to make
    things a little better.

  • VDOT releases cheat sheet for holiday travel

    A guide to getting around on Thanksgiving.

  • Bedford County road to close for bridge repair

    SALEM, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation says it will temporarily close part of a road in Bedford County to make bridge repairs. A section of Route 602 will be closed on November…

  • VDOT sets snow removal budget

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation has set its initial snow-removal budget for the upcoming winter. VDOT estimates that its budget will exceed $145 million this winter. The snow-removal budget is part…

  • I-95 Express Lanes to open ahead of schedule

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — A $940 million project to add express toll lanes to a 29-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in northern Virginia is running ahead of schedule and could open to drivers as early…

  • Road striping causes problems on I-395

    It appears a contractor failed to finish restriping about 1,000 feet of
    Interstate 395, causing problems for Wednesday morning\’s commute, says Virginia
    Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jennifer McCord.

  • VDOT clears the way for holiday travelers

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — To smooth the way for holiday travelers, Virginia highway officials are suspending construction and maintenance on most interstates and highways for the Memorial Day weekend. The work pause starts at noon…

  • Va. unpaved roads creating problems for school buses, commuters

    Impassable, muddy Virginia roads are absorbing any gravel put down
    and getting more snow this week that will make the travel conditions worse, residents say.