Traffic & Transportation

Counties debate truck ban on road

November 30, 2016

Some Warren County leaders say too many tractor-trailers travel Reliance Road but Frederick County officials remain unconvinced.

Truck driver dies in crash

November 28, 2016

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.

VDOT now prepped for winter weather

Cliff Balderson, Edinburg VDOT residency administrator, leans on a wing plow truck that will be used to clear area roads this winter. VDOT held its winter weather preparedness news conference Tuesday at the  Stephens City district office. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 15, 2016

STEPHENS CITY – State transportation officials say the agency remains ready to handle whatever nature brings to Virginia this winter.

Child dies in interstate crash

October 28, 2016

A three-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 near Woodstock Friday afternoon caused the death of a 4-year-old girl.

Two hurt in Sunday crash

October 17, 2016

A Stephens City woman and her passenger were injured in a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon when the SUV she was driving ran off the road on U.S. 50 in Frederick County.

Bridge work moving forward

Tim Cooper, a VDOT bridge inspector, walks over the wooden timbers that remain on half of the existing Morgan Ford Bridge in Warren County. The new bridge, constructed by Orders Construction Company Inc., of St. Albans, West Virginia, is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018. Rich Cooley/Daily

September 27, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Low river levels and little rain are helping construction crews build a new Morgan Ford Bridge in Warren County.

Area gas prices rise alongside state average

September 21, 2016

Drivers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley may still see gas prices inch higher even as the Colonial Pipeline starts using a bypass around an Alabama gas leak.

VDOT signs warn of speed limits

September 19, 2016

State transportation officials warn motorists that driving more than 80 mph in 70-mph zones can lead to stiff penalties.

Deadly crash occurs on Interstate 66

August 5, 2016

A motorist was killed Friday morning when his car collided with a roll back tow truck on the side of the road in the eastbound travel lanes of Interstate 66 in Warren County at mile marker 14.4.

Crosspointe to add shopping area, homes

July 7, 2016

KERNSTOWN – While taxpayers will be paying for a $25 million interchange project designed around one of Frederick County’s largest planned developments in years, Glaize Developments, the firm behind Crosspointe Center, says it expects to spend upward of $40 million on more transportation improvements needed for the commercial and residential development, including an extension of State Route 37.

Teenager on minibike dies in collision

July 5, 2016

A teenaged boy was killed Friday when the electric minibike he was operating collided with a large pick-up truck on a section of private driveway south of Hoover Road in Woodstock.

Community mourns death of Costco worker

Ronald "Shag" Travis

June 30, 2016

Area residents are mourning the death of Ronald “Shag” Travis, who was killed Wednesday after a multi-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 522 at the intersection with Lake Frederick. Travis, 66, died a few hours after his Chrysler sedan struck a utility pole when he tried to avoid vehicles involved in the crash. He is survived by his partner of nearly 50 years, Liz Jordon, and their two sons.

Front Royal man killed in crash

June 29, 2016

A Front Royal man died from injuries sustained in a traffic crash on U.S. Route 522 at the intersection of Lake Frederick Drive in Frederick County on Wednesday morning.