Traffic & Transportation

Association seeks public crossing designation

August 4, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — The homeowner’s association for Shenandoah River Estates wants to change the designation of the Mary’s Shady Lane railroad crossing from private to public.

Corridor H development moves forward without Va.

June 29, 2015

Recent years have seen a re-prioritization by West Virginia officials to complete the Appalachian Development Highway System’s Corridor H within the state. Meant to stretch from Interstate 79 to the inland port in Front Royal, the project has been ongoing for decades.

I-66 crashes send three to hospital

June 26, 2015

Two separate crashes near mile marker 11 on Interstate 66 sent three people to the hospital and caused traffic delays for more than three hours Thursday evening.

Front Royal man dies in ATV crash

June 15, 2015

The Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash of an all-terrain vehicle that occurred Sunday night in Warren County.

Woman dies in I-81 crash

June 12, 2015

A Burke woman died in a six-vehicle pile up on Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County Thursday afternoon.

Truck driver rescues two from burning vehicle

June 4, 2015

Virginia State Police say a truck driver saved the lives of two people when he pulled them from a burning vehicle early Thursday morning at the intersection of U.S. 522 and Tasker Road in Frederick County.

Seat belt law crackdown begins

May 18, 2015

Several area law enforcement agencies launched their participation Monday in the annual Click It or Ticket It national seat belt enforcement campaign.

Sinkhole shuts down part of I-81

Lawrence Combs, a foreman for Carroll Construction Company,  of Winchester, coats a section of pavement with tar to prepare for a layer of asphalt in the final stages of repairing a sinkhole in the northbound lane of Interstate 81 south of the Woodstock exit on Monday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

April 13, 2015

A sinkhole estimated at 15 or 16 feet deep closed one or both lanes of northbound traffic on Interstate 81 south of Woodstock on Sunday and Monday and caused a traffic jam of up to 11 miles.

Car slams into building; 1 injured

A vehicle rests inside the Stone Hall Community Center at Autumn Glen retirement subdivision near Stephens City on Tuesday. Police said the driver mistook the gas pedal for the brake and her car jumped the curb and crashed through the center's eastern wing.  Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

April 7, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — A card game among friends was interrupted when a blue Subaru Forrester crashed through the Stone Hall Community Center in the Autumn Glen retirement subdivision Tuesday afternoon.

VDOT asks motorists to be alert in work zones

Bill Stover, superintendent of the Stephens City VDOT District Office, stands along a line of barrels simulating a work zone outside their yard on Wednesday. VDOT has designated this week Work Zone Awareness Week and is educating motorists to the critical part they play in keeping everyone safe in highway work zones.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 25, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — The Virginia Department of Transportation is marking National Work Zone Awareness Week this week by asking motorists to “expect the unexpected” when they happen upon a work zone.

No one hurt in school bus crash

State trooper P.M. Neff walks outside the scene of this crash involving a car and a school bus near the intersection of  Howellsville and Hardesty Roads near Shenandoah Farms on Monday afternoon. A teenager was charged with reckless driving after he crossed the center line and struck the bus, which was stopped,  head-on.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 16, 2015

FRONT ROYAL — A 16-year-old boy escaped injury after hitting a Warren County Public Schools bus head-on Monday afternoon.

Beam me up

Construction crews raise the steel components of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River bridge under construction in Front Royal on Wednesday afternoon. The $48.4 million project is slated to be completed in late 2017. Rich Cooley/Daily

March 11, 2015

Construction crews raise the steel components of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River bridge under construction in Front Royal on Wednesday afternoon. The $48.4 million project is slated to be completed in late 2017.