Winchester Frederick County needs your input on transportation

A social media post from the City of Winchester is asking for the public’s input on transportation needs in Winchester Frederick County.

The online survey is being conducted by Winchester Frederick County Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Metropolitan Transportation will use the results of the survey to help guide the decision making process.

This will also help in the prioritization of projects for the future as well.

The survey will be available here until Jan. 31.

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New traffic pattern begins today Oct. 4 on Rt. 522 in Frederick County

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Starting today Oct. 4 drivers need to be aware of a new traffic pattern in the area of the Opequon Creek Bridges in Frederick County.

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in each direction using the northbound bridge just south of Route 644 on Route 522 Front Royal Pike.

The new bridge will be in the same location as the old bridge but will be slightly higher and wider.

The roadway approaches will be widened with new guardrails a six foot wide shoulder will be provided on the right side of the new bridge as well.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) expects the new bridge construction to last about a year weather permitting.

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ShenGo transit bus service is available today Oct. 4 in Shenandoah County

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The new ShenGo transit bus service launches today Oct. 4.

The new bus service offers transportation from New Market to Strasburg and stops in all towns in between.

The service utilizes Route 11 offering rides for a dollar Monday through Saturday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m..

The bus service will have several stops in each town north and south on Route 11.

Their schedule and times are available at shengotransit.com.

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VDOT opens roads for the Independence Day Weekend

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Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will open roads for the July 4 holiday.

VDOT will lift both lane closures on the Interstates and other major roads through the holiday weekend.

The work stoppage and road openings will be from noon Friday through noon Tuesday July 6.

All HOV restrictions on I 66 along with tolls on the 66 Express Lanes inside the Beltway will be lifted as well.

The I 64 Express Lanes in Norfolk will be lifted on Monday July 5 as well.

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FCSO steps up patrols at Back Mountain Road

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Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) is stepping up patrols of the Back Mountain Road area.

The road is consistently in the top five of area roads in crashes, aggressive driving and speeding.

In the course of an hour and a half on a random weekday recently, six speeding tickets, three summons and an arrest were made.

Including a summons involving a bus being passed on a double yellow line.

The FCSO is investigating options with VDOT and Frederick County Transportation to address the situation.

In the meantime the Traffic Division will be stepping up patrols to help improve safety on that stretch of road.

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