Traffic & Transportation

Dream machine

Matthew Vollmers, general manager of Don Beyer Volvo and Volkswagen of Winchester, kneels beside this Volvo XC90 Lego car inside the Winchester showroom.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 26th, 2015

WINCHESTER—Amidst the shiny, new 2015 model sedans at the Don Beyer Volvo dealership sits a 2004 Volvo XC90, which has been from San Diego to New York City to Boston.
But this car hasn’t been driven a mile, because it’s made out LEGOs, a popular children’s modeling brick.

Ride sharing firms could expand into region

February 22nd, 2015

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation into law legalizing and regulating the operation of ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in the commonwealth.

Crash closes Route 55

February 20th, 2015

A multiple vehicle crash outside of Strasburg temporarily closed a section of Route 55 on Thursday night, according Virginia State Police Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler .

What goes down, must come up


February 6th, 2015

After enjoying months of falling gasoline prices, motorists across the commonwealth saw gas price rise 10 to 20 cents a gallon this week, with the average price settling at around $2.04.

VDOT preps for winter weather

Rebekah Collins, of Front Royal, takes her daughters Sofia, left, 2, and Colette, 1, right, for a stroll along the Eastham Park Trail on a spring-like day Wednesday as temperatures hit the 50-degree mark.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 5th, 2015

Virginia Department of Transportation trucks and contractors pretreated Interstates 81 and 66, as well as primary roads in Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren counties on Wednesday in anticipation of possible snow showers today.

Crash causes delays on I-66

January 29th, 2015

A crash involving a tractor trailer Wednesday night continues to cause traffic delays on westbound Interstate 66 in Warren County.

Crash halts traffic on I-81

Cody McKenzie, an employee of Trans Tech Towing in Broadway, walks around a paper bale at the scene of a crash on interstate 81 southbound one mile south of the Mount Jackson exit on Tuesday. The crash closed both southbound lanes and backed up traffic most of the afternoon and evening.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 13th, 2015

A crash involving two tractor trailers on southbound Interstate 81 at mile marker 272 near Mount Jackson closed both lanes Tuesday.

The costs of commuting

Calvin Wallace, 41, a construction superintendent for Marion Construction Inc. of Falls Church, travels from his Strasburg home into the Northern Virginia and D.C. Metro area for work in his 2014 Chevrolet Silverado truck. Wallace is one of the many area commuters who drive over 100 miles daily to work.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 11th, 2015

STRASBURG — Forty-one-year-old Calvin Wallace, a construction superintendent, is a “super commuter.”

Commuting: Where are they going and what are they doing?

January 11th, 2015

Common thought on commuting in the region is that most people are traveling to the Washington, D.C., area to work. While the U.S. Census Bureau data shows this is mostly the case, it is not a general rule of thumb.

Vehicles need extra care in winter

Wiper blades can take a beating in the winter weather. This is a standard blade, but a winter blade will yield better performance. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 8th, 2015

During the winter, the main problems motorists face are torn windshield wipers, blown tires and difficulty turning the engine over on cold mornings.

Storm impacts region’s roads

Mary Sofia, left, and Gwen Shuck, right, both 8, slide down the bank outside Warren County Middle School in Front Royal on Tuesday.   Rich Cooley/Daily

January 6th, 2015

The first snowstorm of the New Year that dumped 2 or more inches and prompted area public school closures also caused some headaches on valley roads on Tuesday.

Holidays to bring busy highways

December 23rd, 2014

With Christmas only a day away, AAA Mid-Atlantic is telling motorists to expect traffic as more than one third of Virginians will travel 50 miles or more away from home.

Police ID car in pedestrian fatality

December 22nd, 2014

State police have identified and located the driver of the car that they believe struck and killed a 15-year-old boy Friday morning near Clearbrook in northern Frederick County.