Luray intersection improvements begin

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Major improvements will begin at 3 intersections in Luray this week and will continue for the next eight months.

The intersections affected will include Northcott Drive and West Main Street, Northcott Dr and Lee Highway, and West Main Street and Lee Highway.

Construction is planned to start on April 20th and will shut down a portion of Northcott Drive.

Motorists should be aware of lane shifts or closures in that area until completion of the project.

General Excavation Inc. of Warrenton was awarded the $1.6 million contract by VDOT with completion scheduled for December.

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DMV can deliver vital Virginia records

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A news release from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VDMV) announced the availability of vital records.

Virginia birth, death,  marriage and divorce certificates can now be obtained through DMV connect.

Though VDMV’s partnership with the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) division of vital records those services are now available.

Customers can complete an application and pay a $14 fee at any full service DMV customer service center.

Vital records can be printed on the spot at the center.

Documents requested on line at DMV Now or DMV connect will be mailed by Virginia Department of Health.

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News Maker Jessica Cowardin of DMV on making 81 safer

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VDMV) installed new technology to make Interstate 81 safer.

We spoke with VDMV representative Jessica Cowardin about the technology in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Jessica explains how the technology works.

She also tells us about how a device has been installed at the Interstate 81 weigh station.

Jessica tells us that the device has already found over 13,000 unsafe tires since it’s installation.

She also explains that the technology will be used in other parts of the state.

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DMV opens more appointment opportunities

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open more windows at their customer service centers beginning June 1.

This creates over 180,000 additional appointment opportunities across the Commonwealth.

Customers can begin scheduling these new appointments this week.

Additional windows will open in stages June 1-15 and in July as DMV continues to hire and train new employees expanding appointment opportunities.

Adding to the more than 530,000 appointments already scheduled over the next three months.

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DMV offers driver privilege cards

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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering driver privilege cards.

The cards are for individuals who are non-US citizens who cannot meet Virginia’s legal presence requirements.

The cards are available to those ineligible to receive a standard or REAL ID-compliant driver’s license in Virginia.

Customers may be eligible to obtain a driver privilege card if they meet the following criteria:

·       are a non-U.S. citizen who is a resident of Virginia

·       have reported income from Virginia sources or are claimed as a dependent on a tax return filed in Virginia in the past 12 months

·       do not have a driving privilege that is currently suspended or revoked in Virginia or any other state, to include insurance-related infractions

In order to obtain a driver privilege card in Virginia, the following documents must be provided:

·       Two proofs of identity (e.g., foreign passport and Consular identification document issued by country of citizenship)

·       Two proofs of Virginia residency (e.g., monthly mortgage statement and utility bill)

·       Proof of Social Security number (if one has been issued) or the individual’s taxpayer identification number (e.g., W-2 form or ITIN letter)

·       Tax return documentation (e.g. Virginia Resident Form, Virginia Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return Form or Virginia Nonresident Income Tax Return Form, filed in the past 12 months)

All documents must be originals and are subject to verification; however, printouts of approved online residency documents may be accepted.

To get more information or to set up an appointment go to dmvNOW.com.

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