VDOT: weekly lane closures affect Historic Triangle

(Photo courtesy VDOT)

The Virginia Department of Transportation has released its weekly lane closures report, and many scheduled traffic patterns will affect the Historic Triangle. Traffic shifts and single-lane closures will take place on route I-64 as a part of the ongoing widening project, according to a press release.  These changes will take place on both east- and […]


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: lane closures planned for Historic Triangle

(Photo courtesy VDOT)

Another week, another round of lane closings for drivers in Hampton Roads. Buckle up and take note. Here’s what you need to know for the next week, beginning Friday Jan. 27, according to a release from the Virginia Department of Transportation. I-64 Widening Project in Newport News/York County Segment I: On I-64 at the Fort Eustis […]


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 […]


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