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Here is a news release from VDOT: BE ALERT TO SLICK TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN AREAS OF SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA Wednesday, January 26, 2011 – 10 p.m. BRISTOL –The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) asks motorists to...
The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is trying to locate two men accused of stealing property from a car in the Madison Heights Wal-Mart parking lot. According to the sheriff's office, two males stole a number of legal documents and personal property...
ReporterGovernor Bob McDonnell’s plan to finance highway improvements with bonds cleared a key hurdle Tuesday in Richmond, but a proposal that would use sales tax revenue to fund transportation improvements in northern Virginia and Tidewater failed to win...
Explosions, traffic tie up and sirens -- all scheduled to take place Thursday when V-DOT continues road work on Route 221. Blasting is scheduled for a mile-portion of Bent Mountain Road- from Crystal Creek Drive to Cotton Hill Road. It's all a part of...
Tags: Explosions, Travel, Rivers, Traffic, Emergency Incidents
ReporterThe House of Delegates has passed Governor's McDonnell's transportation plan. The vote was 65-33 Friday afternoon. The legislation now heads to the State Senate. House Democrats have criticized the proposal for its reliance on bonds, but Governor...
Assignment ManagerFreightCar America will build 1,500 rail cars in Roanoke, thanks to a big order from Norfolk Southern. Governor Bob McDonnell and representatives from both companies made the announcement Monday morning in Richmond. Norfolk Southern is resuming a...
Assignment ManagerImprovements to Virginia's transportation system will speed up economic development. That is the finding of a transportation research organization called TRIP. Tuesday, the company laid out 50 projects that it says are key. Researchers presented...
The driver of a tractor-trailer had to be pulled from his wrecked truck Wednesday morning. The crash happened just before 4 a.m. on Route 29 North, the Lynchburg Expressway. Both lanes of the highway were shut down for a while. Police say the driver,...
ReporterThe House of Delegates and the State Senate passed competing budget amendments Thursday, as Democrats and Republicans sparred over transportation funding. The Senate worked quickly, approving its spending plan on a vote of 37 to three. The House took...
ReporterThe State Senate has approved Governor McDonnell's plan to finance major road improvements, but the debate also brought criticism over the use of bonds. The bill received bipartisan support Monday afternoon. Backers say it will free up funding for 900...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia motorists will be allowed to talk and text while driving for another year. A House subcommittee on Thursday killed Sen. Thomas Norment's bill that would have banned talking while driving. Police would not have been able...
Tags: Travel, Cell Phones, Road Transportation
ReporterFrom fender benders to pile ups, one of Roanoke's busiest and most dangerous intersections is slated for construction, starting later this year. The Interstate 581 and Elm Avenue intersection is traveled by 27,000 vehicles a day, according to VDOT...
Tags: Travel, Traffic, Contracts, Disasters and Accidents, Vehicles
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