Sunday, August 14, 2022

You might want to plan for this road closure – part of the Longhill Road Widening Project

(WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)

Starting as early as Monday – following the morning rush hour — contractor crews with VDOT will begin the installation of sewer line beneath Devon Road, as part of the Longhill Road Widening Project in James City County.

To expedite the work and reduce the overall duration of traffic impacts, a full consecutive closure will be in place for approximately two weeks, weather permitting, on Devon Road at the Windsor Forest neighborhood entrance, between Longhill Road and Wetherburn Lane, according to anews release from VDOT.

Throughout the duration of the underground utility work, a signed detour will be in place directing motorists traveling along Longhill Road and Devon Road to use Berkshire Road and Buford Road as an alternate route and entrance to Windsor Forest.

The work is dependent upon weather conditions; therefore, the schedule and duration of the work are subject to change.

For more information on the Longhill Road Widening Project, visit the VDOT website.

Motorists are advised to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools:

  • Download the 511 smartphone app, or 511-integrated Waze app.
  • Visit the 511 Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone.
  • Follow @511hamptonroads and @VaDOTHR on Twitter.
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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