Traffic & Transportation

VDOT to activate signal at Lake Frederick intersection

Motorists can expect changes at a Frederick County intersection and site of a fatal crash over the summer. The Virginia Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it plans to fully activate the traffic signal at Lake Frederick Drive and U.S. 340-522 near the Frederick ...

Child dies in interstate crash

A three-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 near Woodstock on Friday afternoon caused the death of a 4-year-old girl. Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler, of the Virginia State Police, said the crash occurred at 3:38 p.m. on southbound I-81,  about three miles north of Woodstock. He said Greg Lee Peters, ...

Two hurt in Sunday crash

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. Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police, said that the driver, Pamela ...

Agency to start bus service from Front Royal to Manassas

FRONT ROYAL – A regional agency plans to offer bus service to commuters when major construction begins on Interstate 66. The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission announced this week that it intends to bring a commuter bus online by next summer that would take riders from Front ...

Bridge work moving forward

FRONT ROYAL – Low river levels and little rain are helping construction crews build a new Morgan Ford Bridge in Warren County. Orders Construction Company Inc. began its work to replace the 90-year-old bridge over the Shenandoah River in the spring after years of preparation. Crews ...

Study pushes bus service to LFCC

An effort by the Winchester-Frederick County Metropolitan Planning Organization could bring public transportation to Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown. LFCC remains the only community college out of the state’s 23 without public transportation. Localities likely would need to ...

Area gas prices rise alongside state average

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. Colonial Pipeline, which transports gasoline from Gulf Coast refineries up through New York City, first shut down its main lines on ...

Police cracking down on drivers passing buses

Area police will be watching for drivers who don't stop for school buses. The Woodstock Police Department has reported an influx of calls concerning vehicles that fail to stop on the southern end of Main Street for school buses dropping off or picking up students. Police Chief Eric ...

VDOT signs warn of speed limits

State transportation officials warn motorists that driving more than 80 mph in 70-mph zones can lead to stiff penalties. The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to post signs along portions of Interstate 81 and 95 advising drivers in an effort to reduce speeds and increase safety as ...

Crash on Interstate 81 injures three highway workers

Three members of a highway work crew were hospitalized early Wednesday as a result of a vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 81 near Mount Jackson. The victims were taken to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital with what the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office called “unknown ...

Tractor trailer overturns on Route 37

A two-vehicle crash involving an overturned tractor trailer on State Route 37 delayed traffic and sent a driver to the hospital Thursday morning. Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler, of the Virginia State Police, said Michael James Grimm, 43, of East Liverpool, Ohio, was driving north at around 8:10 a.m. ...

Deadly crash occurs on Interstate 66

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. Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler is a public information officer for the Virginia State Police. “We ...

Crosspointe to add shopping area, homes

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 ...

Teenager on minibike dies in collision

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. Tyler Allen Miller, 13, of Woodstock, was killed around 10 a.m. when the minibike he was driving collided with ...

Community mourns death of Costco worker

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 ...

Front Royal man killed in crash

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. Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler of the Virginia State Police said Ronald Travis, 66, was taken to Winchester Medical Center ...

Three-vehicle crash sends four to hospital

  STRASBURG – Four people, two of them Warren County High School students and one a recent graduate, were transported to hospitals after a three-vehicle crash on State Route 55 on Friday afternoon. Virginia State Police Trooper P.M. Neff said a 2006 Toyota sedan driven by ...

Utility pole falls on vehicle

A woman was transported to the hospital Wednesday after a utility pole fell on her car in Warren County. Virginia State Police Trooper K. J. Orr said a tractor trailer traveling north on U.S Route 340 near Taylor Road hit a utility line hanging overhead. He said the tractor trailer pulled ...

Front Royal man dies in crash

A two-vehicle accident Tuesday evening on Remount Road resulted in the death of a Front Royal man. State Police Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler said the crash occurred at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, three-tenths of a mile south of Harmony Hollow Road on U.S. Route 522 in Front Royal. He said Nolan ...