Potholes don’t typically start showing up in large numbers around here until February or March, but they are blooming early in parts of the area.
Virginia’s Department of Transportation is considering a plan to widen the roadway from four to six lanes between Lee Highway (Va. Route 29) and Ox Road (Va. Route 123).
The work began over the last few days. It is expected to continue address big divots left when crews simply scratched out old lane markings, as well as growing potholes sparked by construction work that have been made worse by recent rains and temperature swings.
Drivers across the D.C. area who took to the roads Thursday morning encountered icy, slushy conditions as snow fell more furiously than many expected — right during the heart of the morning commute.
The Traffic Incident Management Enhancement Task Force outlined several action plans that local leaders can begin acting upon right way.
Come talk about your commute. WTOP Traffic reporters Bob Marbourg and Dave Dildine will be at the Virginia Department of Transportation Incident Management Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 10.
Road repair and cleanup costs from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael could lead Virginia to cut back on paving and other road maintenance this spring.
VDOT unveiled final designs for the planned Washington & Old Dominion Trail bridge at a community meeting last week, sketching out more details on the bridge that is designed to offer a safer alternative to the trail’s current crossing at the highway’s intersection with Fairfax Drive.
Data provided to WTOP suggest that drivers paid or owe around $3 million in administrative fees and court costs while driving I-66. The total could have been nearly double that.
Drivers on Interstate 95 and 95 Express Lanes in southern Prince William County should expect delays and temporary stoppages during the morning hours of several weekends beginning Sept. 29 from construction work, the Virginia Department of Transportation said.
“Although they’ve been making a better effort at mowing this year, there are still a number of locations across my district — and the county for that matter — that have seen unacceptably high grass,” Fairfax County Supervisor Jeff McKay said.
Virginia’s Natural Bridge is used by about 2,000 drivers a day on U.S. 11, and after being loved by people from Thomas Jefferson to tourists today, it is stable enough to continue carrying traffic — for now.
Ahead of Hurricane Florence’s arrival on the East Coast, area road crews are clearing drains and trimming trees to mitigate the effects of potentially severe weather.
Continuing a trend that suggests the expanded hours are having a larger impact than the toll price, average travel speeds have generally increased in the extended rush hour periods when HOV restrictions did not apply before.
Following complaints from families being forced out of their homes by construction of toll lanes on Interstate 66, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam promised on WTOP Wednesday that the group would now be treated the right way.
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