VDOT lifts lane closures for holiday season

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The Virginia Department of Transportation announced they would suspend most highway work and lift most lane closures on major roads in Virginia during the holidays to help with traffic flow.

Work will be suspended starting at noon on Friday, December 23 until noon on Tuesday, December 27.

Then it will be suspended again from noon on Friday, December 30 until noon on Tuesday, January 3.

HOV restrictions and rush hour tolls will be lifted for 66’s express lanes from Monday, Dec 26 through Monday, January 2nd.

While lane closures will be lifted, semi-permanent work zones will remain in place during the selected times.

VDOT’s travel-trends map and the free mobile 511 app will continue to keep motorists up to date throughout the holiday season.

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Commerce Avenue road closure

Commerce Avenue will be closed to traffic on Monday, July 25th from 9 am to 1 pm.

Kickin’ Asphalt is contracted to mill and repave the the portion of Commerce Avenue between 6th Street and Royal Avenue.

Motorists will be directed to a detour down 6th Street to Royal Avenue.

Signs will be posted and drivers should be aware of the crews working in the area.

For any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 540-635-7819 or the After-Hours Non-Emergency Police line at 540-635-2111.

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Intermittent closures for Route 522

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Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will start intermittent closures of Route 522 South throughout the day on Monday.

Contractors will be unloading steel girders at Opequon Creek Bridge.

The work will shut down 522 for approximately 15 minutes each time.

The stoppages will be between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Motorists may consider taking alternate routes between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..

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VDOT construction will shutdown 522 periodically Mon. 4/4

A news release from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced road closures for Route 522 in Frederick County.

The closures will be periodic throughout the day and last 15 minutes at each stoppage period.

Contractors will be unloading steel girders for the Opequon Creek Bridge work.

Motorist may want to consider taking alternate routes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Mon. Apr. 1.

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VDOT begins safety improvements to Rt. 50 Monday 3/7

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An email from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reminds motorist of safety enhancement to Rt. 50 begin Mon. Mar. 7.

Motorist should be alert to single lane traffic and flaggers controlling traffic Mon. through Fri. through Oct..

Enhancement will affect approximately a 12 mile stretch of Rt. 50 from Poorhouse Rd. to the West Virginia line in Frederick County.

The improvements include shoulder widening, guardrail replacement and new rumble strips along the edges of the roadway.

This is a major project that will take sometime to complete with all projects are weather permitting.

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Route 11 Bridge Replacement

Traffic Update

The scheduled beginning for the replacement of the Route 11 (Old Valley Pike) bridge over the North Fork

Shenandoah River is February 21,2022. The two-lane truss bridge was built in 1933 and has reached the end

of its service life. It is located about a half-mile north of Route 720 (Wissler Road) near the town of Mt. Jackson.

In late February and March 2022, Route 11 motorists should be alert for lane closures and flagger traffic control

as needed during daylight hours.  The new structure will be built to the east of the existing one. It will be

approximately 245 long and 38 feet wide, which is 14 feet wider than the existing bridge.

All work is weather permitting.

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VDOT and VSP have a scheduled slow roll planned for 81 in Frederick County

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An email from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Virginia State Police (VSP) states that a slow roll is scheduled for Interstate 81 tomorrow Oct. 26.

The slow roll will be held between exit 302 and 307 southbound for planned blasting operations near 81.

The planned blasting will affect Rt. 627 in Middletown and Rt. 277 in Stephens City for construction in Middletown.

The slow roll will start at 11 a.m. and end around noon and is subject to weather conditions.

Travel information can be obtained by dialing 511 and always available at 511virginia.org.

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Paving Operations on Route 761

Traffic Update

Motorists should expect delays on part of Route 761 ( Old Charlestown Road) in Clarke County from 7a.m.-7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, September 24-26. There will b epaving operations between Route 659 (Longmarsh Road) and the Frederick County line. Digital signs as well as flagging crews will be in place throughout the work zone. All work is weather permitting.

Major road work in Winchester next week 6/28-30

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A portion of Route 11 in Winchester will be closed beginning Monday Jun. 28 through Wednesday Jun. 30.

Railroad crossing work will be conducted between Shady Elm Road Route 651 and Hood Way Route 872.

The detours will be in place through the three day period you are asked to plan ahead.

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Road work in Warren County has begun

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Road closures and detours are already in progress on Happy Creek Road.

Happy Creek Road is closed from the Front Royal town limits to Dismal Hollow Road.

Dismal Hollow Road remains open from the east side of Happy Creek, Low Water Bridge, Howellsville Road approach.

New work is scheduled to begin July 5 through the 7 at the railroad crossing near Dismal Hollow Road.

During that time the railroad crossing will be impassable.

Details on all VDOT projects can be found at virginiadot.org/projects.

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