Work to add two toll lanes in each direction on Interstate 66 outside the Capital Beltway will soon lead to major temporary changes on Virginia Route 123 — a.k.a. Chain Bridge Road — in Fairfax.
The initial response to Wednesday’s snow and ice storm cost the Virginia Department of Transportation $1 million an hour in Northern Virginia alone.
Beginning Wednesday night, the Virginia Department of Transportation will put up new signs raising the speed limit from 60 to 65 mph on a 9.5-mile segment of I-64.
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.
Virginia Route 606 is now widened to four lanes all the way from Evergreen Mills Road to the Dulles Greenway west of Dulles International Airport.
Unlike other interstates in Virginia, delays on the approximately 325 miles of I-81 are most often due to crashes or other incidents that block lanes. That difference is expected to lead to some unique possible solutions to the sometimes mileslong backups.
Riding along some Northern Virginia roads can sometimes feel more like a roller coaster, and Virginia transportation officials say that while they are making improvements, the fixes won’t come overnight.
The bus fare discounts for commuters along Interstate 66 are meant to draw drivers off the road starting Monday for the next four years, as construction begins on two HOV lanes or toll lanes between the Beltway and U.S. 29 in Gainesville.
Work will remove the “red X” lane from eastbound Interstate 66 between U.S. 50 and Va. 123.
To fix pothole pocked roads and crumbling bridges across Virginia would cost about $13.1 billion, and that’s just the VDOT estimate to get the roads up to “fair” condition.
Eleven construction projects planned for Northern Virginia have been chosen to receive federal funds to help create seamless links for cyclists and walkers between neighborhoods and jobs.
According to court documents, a former superintendent and his deputy awarded millions of dollars in snow removal contracts to contractors from whom they each collected between $200,000 and $300,000 in bribes.
The financial funding agreements, which had been delayed several months, will allow a groundbreaking on the toll lanes to happen before the end of the year.
“Commutergeddon” will never be forgotten by many people who spent hours trying to get home in icy conditions in January 2016. Weather and traffic officials are trying to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
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