Traffic & Transportation

VDOT Traffic Alerts

SHENANDOAH COUNTY Interstate 81 • Mile Marker 286 to 288, northbound and southbound - Overnight alternating lane closures for bridge work over Pughs Run. Today through Oct. 20, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Primary roads • Route 11 - Cedar Creek Bridge replacement between Route 629 (Oranda Road) ...

U.S. 11 in Strasburg to close for Mayfest

STRASBURG – For the first time in the 35-year history of Strasburg's Mayfest, U.S. Route 11 will be closed for vehicle traffic. U.S. 11, from Capon Street to where King Street becomes Massanutten Street, will be closed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday so that pedestrians attending the ...

Fire truck hits pickup

A fire truck and pickup truck were involved in an accident Friday morning on Blue Mountain Road in Warren County about 3/10 of a mile north of Howellsville Road. Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler of the Virginia State Police said the 2015 fire truck from Warren County Company No. 6 was driven by ...

VDOT to change traffic pattern on U.S. bridge

STRASBURG – Motorists can expect delays on U.S. 11 starting next week as crews work on the bridges over Cedar Creek. The Virginia Department of Transportation advised drivers of a traffic-pattern change planned to start Monday on the highway near the Shenandoah-Warren county line. VDOT is ...

County begins work on Farms roads

FRONT ROYAL – Construction on improvements to three roads in the Shenandoah Farms Sanitary District in Warren County begin this week, officials said Wednesday. Drivers who use Pine Ridge Road, Copenhaver Road and Western Lane can expect to see crews working on sections of these routes as ...

VDOT to close lanes on bridge

Drivers can expect lane closures on U.S. 11 at the Cedar Creek Bridge north of Strasburg beginning Monday. The Virginia Department of Transportation recently began work to build a new bridge over the creek at the Shenandoah-Warren county line between Strasburg and Middletown. Contractors ...

VDOT bans walkers, slow vehicles from Route 37

The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to impose restrictions that prohibit pedestrians, bicycles, mopeds and slow-moving vehicles from Va 37 in Frederick County. VDOT crews intend to post signs announcing the restrictions on the route, also known as the Winchester Western Bypass, ...

Reliance Road truck ban advances

A proposed truck ban on Reliance Road moved a step forward in Frederick County this week. The Transportation Committee agreed Monday to recommend that the Board of Supervisors hold a public hearing on the proposal that originated in Warren County. Once the board receives the committee’s ...

VDOT closes lane of bridge for emergency repairs

STRASBURG – Emergency work on Interstate 81 northbound near Interstate 66 could create traffic delays through Wednesday. The Virginia Department of Transportation closed the right lane on the highway at mile marker 299.8 on Tuesday afternoon so crews could make emergency repairs to the ...

Warren County projects fail to make list

The state’s new scoring system for transportation projects has left out Warren County again. The Commonwealth Transportation Board released this week the second round of projects scored under the Smart Scale prioritization process. Localities, metropolitan organizations and other regional ...

State awards contract for new Cedar Creek bridge

STRASBURG – State transportation officials say construction on a new U.S. 11 bridge over Cedar Creek should begin this spring. The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a $6.9 million contract at its Tuesday meeting to Perry Engineering Co. Inc., of Winchester, to build a new crossing ...

Changes to VDOT program could affect future road projects

Proposed changes to a state transportation initiative could delay or cut funding to many Warren County road projects. The county relies heavily on VDOT’s cost-sharing program, especially in its effort to upgrade roads in some rural neighborhoods to state standards. County Administrator ...

Bridge work on schedule despite challenges

Construction on the new Morgan Ford Bridge in Warren County remains on schedule as crews work into the winter. Orders Construction Company Inc., of St. Albans, West Virginia, began work on the project earlier this year. The Virginia Department of Transportation estimates completion of ...

VDOT expands Linden commuter lot

Commuters who use the park-and-ride lot in Linden will find more spaces  available starting this morning. The Virginia Department of Transportation announced Thursday that workers recently completed a project to expand the commuter lot on Dismal Hollow Road in Warren County. Kickin’ ...

Counties debate truck ban on road

Some Warren County leaders say too many tractor-trailers travel Reliance Road but Frederick County officials remain unconvinced. Members of the Frederick County Board of Supervisors’ Transportation Committee met earlier this week to consider Warren County’s proposal to prohibit ...

Truck driver dies in crash

A Mount Jackson man driving a tractor-trailer with a tanker filled with gasoline died in a fiery crash Thursday night on Interstate 81 near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The victim, William Golladay, 48, was driving a truck for Holtzman Oil Corp. when he lost control and the truck flipped onto ...

VDOT now prepped for winter weather

STEPHENS CITY – State transportation officials say the agency remains ready to handle whatever nature brings to Virginia this winter. The Virginia Department of Transportation held a news conference on winter-weather preparedness at its Stephens City headquarters in the Staunton ...