Roads to freeze overnight, but NWS says snow ‘may soon be distant memory’

Route 288 at Woolridge in Chesterfield County. (Courtesy Virginia State Police)

The Virginia Department of Transportation has advised motorists to continue to use caution throughout Hampton Roads. According to a Monday afternoon press release, interstates throughout the region are clear of snow.  However, temperatures remain below freezing, and patches of ice are more likely to form near on- and off-ramps. Motorists should also exercise caution on […]

How to stay safe during a winter storm

Richmond Road in Norge (Nicole Trifone/WYDaily)

As a severe winter storm approaches Hampton Roads that could bring between six and twelve inches of snowfall, local companies, police and governments are providing residents with tips to stay safe this weekend. The National Weather Service issued a severe weather alert Thursday stating that driving conditions will likely be hazardous due to snow and sleet. “If it gets bad […]

‘Swept under the rug,’ local business to close after Rt. 17 construction

Brenda Horton's store in the Washington Square Shopping Center will be closing in 2017. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily.)

As York County businesses get ready to celebrate the end of construction on Route 17, one area business is getting ready to close its doors. Brenda Horton has owned and operated Twice Upon a Time for nearly seven years.  She said she moved her “baby, toddler and maternity second-hand store” into the Washington Square Shopping […]

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 […]

VDOT begins second phase of I-64 widening project

Continuous Concrete Slip Forming of the footing for the median barrier, 1/4 of a mile west of the Route 105 Fort Eustis interchange on I-64. (Photo by D. Allen Covey, VDOT)

More than one year into the Virginia Department of Transportation’s I-64 widening project, the second phase has begun. VDOT kicked off construction on the second of three segments on Oct. 26, according to a release. Segment II entails widening I-64 in York County, from one mile west of exit 242 through .54 miles east of […]

Photos: VDOT releases update on I-64 construction


  The Virginia Department of Transportation has released a project update for the ongoing widening of I-64.  The update includes traffic alerts and the current status of construction crews. Single-lane night closures will begin as early as 9 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. between exit 255 at Jefferson Avenue and exit 247 at Yorktown […]

VDOT shares updates on I-64 Widening Project

Construction crews have been hard at work to install drainage pipes. (Photo courtesy of the Virginia Department of Transportation)

The I-64 Widening Project is nearing its one-year groundbreaking anniversary on Sept. 8 and the Virginia Department of Transportation has provided a project update. The Widening Project will add one lane for both east and westbound traffic for approximately 21 miles along I-64, a vital artery of the Peninsula. VDOT plans to reduce congestion caused by […]

VDOT plans Coleman Bridge closure

The George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge (File photo)

Motorists should expect delays Wednesday as Virginia Department of Transportation bridge crews perform maintenance on the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge/Route 17. According to a news release, the roadwork will require a full directional traffic stop on both north- and southbound sides of the bridge. The traffic stop is scheduled to occur between 10 a.m. […]

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