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Beltway Express Lanes speed limit raised to 65 mph

The speed limit on the 495 Express Lanes will go up to 65 mph later this month after a study from the Virginia Department of Transportation concluded it would not pose a safety risk to drivers.

Saturday - 06/08/2013, 07:32am EDT

Tags: Beltway Express Lanes, Ari Ashe, vdot, Joan Morris

Expect off-peak traffic delays this summer on I-95

Every summer, local drivers must contend with heavy beach traffic along Interstate 95 in Virginia. But this summer expect more frequent backups and delays as construction ramps up on the 95 Express Lanes.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 05:35am EDT

Tags: beach traffic, 95 Express Lanes, I-95, construction, traffic, Hank Silverberg, dumfries, vdot

State razes homeless man's huge makeshift shelter

Virginia transportation officials worked for hours to remove a huge makeshift shelter a homeless man built and lived in for 9 years, requiring 10 trucks to haul it away.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 08:49am EDT

Tags: vdot, homeless

VDOT reaches deal on pothole repair claims

The Virginia Department of Transportation has reached a deal to repay some motorists whose vehicles were damaged by potholes in Hampton Roads.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 06:48pm EDT

Tags: vdot, Potholes

Virginia will spend $355 million to clear roads more quickly

Crashes could be cleared faster because of a new six-year $355 million contract with Reston based Serco Inc., the Virginia Department of Transportation says.

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 05:28am EDT

Tags: vdot, traffic

Buses could use I-66 shoulders in 2014

Virginia is moving ahead with plans to allow buses to use Interstate 66 shoulders starting next year as a pilot project to reduce congestion along the heavily traveled corridor.

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 09:19pm EDT

Tags: Interstate 66, Interstate 270, public transportation, Ari Ashe, metropolitan council of governments, vdot, Maryland State Highway Administration, transportation funding reform bill

Eastbound I-66 travel times now posted on overhead signs

You have probably found yourself at one time or another stopped along I-66. But at least there are now new travel times posted for you to look at while stuck in the gridlock.

Sunday - 04/07/2013, 01:33pm EDT

Tags: Ari Ashe, I-66, inrix, vdot, Gov. Bob McDonnell

Express Lanes construction to bring more detours in Va.

More detours and shutdowns are planned as part of the I-95 Express Lanes project, and drivers should be prepared for their commutes to get worse before they get better.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 08:55am EDT

Tags: 95 Express Lanes, Hank Silverberg, Quantico, vdot, I-95

Cost of new Arlington bus stop: $1 million

A new bus stop on Columbia Pike cost more than $1 million to build, according to a county spokeswoman.

Monday - 03/18/2013, 02:00pm EDT

Tags: Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, Columbia Pike, vdot, Walter Reed Drive, Whalen McDaniel, Virginia Department of Transportation

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