Elite Airways postponement to cost local economy $60k per day, says airport director

Empty Elite Airways ticketing kiosks in Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (Steve Roberts, Jr/WYDaily).

After an announcement Monday, Elite Airways has postponed the start of service to the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport — and that could have consequences for the local economy.  As of 2010, the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport supported 3,349 jobs and brought over $369 million dollars in economic activity across the Peninsula, according to state data.   […]

VDOT unveils plans for Longhill Road widening project

The Virginia Department of Transportation presented a plan to widen Longhill Road to James City County residents Tuesday. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

The Virginia Department of Transportation held a public hearing at LaFayette High School Tuesday to unveil plans for the widening of Longhill Road and the reconfiguration of several intersections. Dozens of residents attended the crowded hearing. The proposed infrastructure project is expected to expand 0.7 miles of Longhill Road between Buford Road and the Humelsine Parkway to […]

State Recommends Full Funding for Longhill Road Improvements

Commuters travel on Longhill Road Sept. 13, a roadway that James City County planners hope to widen in the coming years.

One James City County road improvement is among 167 transportation projects statewide that have been recommended to be completely funded by the Virginia Department of Transportation. The first phase of the Longhill Road improvements, a $19.8 million project that includes widening the two-lane road into four lanes, scored a 1.415, a total that was just […]

JCC Seeks Funding for Longhill Road, Route 60 through New State Program

Commuters travel on Longhill Road Sept. 13, a roadway that James City County planners hope to widen in the coming years.

James City County officials have identified three big-budget transportation projects to compete with efforts in other jurisdictions for a chance to be fully funded by the Virginia Department of Transportation. The county’s top funding priority is the first phase of the Longhill Road improvements, which includes widening the two-lane road into four lanes, JCC Planning Director Paul […]