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In addition to an increase in overall traffic volume on Virginia’s highways,14 deaths occurred over the Memorial Day weekend, according to a news release from Virginia State Police. That’s six more deaths than last year’s three day weekend.

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FRONT ROYAL – The Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority hopes to help aid businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic by reactivating its USDA loan program.

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STEPHENS CITY — Preparations for sleet and snow begin in August for Virginia Department of Transportation officials.

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Gov. Ralph Northam Thursday announced amendments to Senate Bill 1716 and House Bill 2718, legislation that would provide $151 million in dedicated funding for the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Plan.

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Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, along with Sen. Bill Carrico R-Grayson, introduced a bill Wednesday that spelled out funding options for a massive Interstate 81 corridor improvements project.

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A gate meant to protect motorists from driving into hazardous, high-water conditions on and around the Morgan Ford bridge in Warren County was left open on Sunday evening, leaving one man stranded in his vehicle on the bridge.

Doug Baker, superintendent of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Berryville headquarters, stands in front of this 1966 Oshkosh snowblower outside the Stephens City VDOT headquarters on Tuesday. VDOT was showing off its fleet of vehicles during an annual winter snow news conference. …

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RICHMOND – Beginning next year, Virginia will join more than a dozen states that prohibit children under the age of 2, or children who are below the manufacturer’s suggested weight limit, to be placed in a forward-facing car seat.

Law enforcement agencies were busy responding to crashes as drivers took to the roads, even one that involved a Virginia State Patrol trooper.

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.

FRONT ROYAL – Construction on improvements to three roads in the Shenandoah Farms Sanitary District in Warren County begin this week, officials said Wednesday.

Traffic drives around fallen debris from work being done on the Interstate 81 bridge over Water Plant Road south of Middletown on Tuesday. Rich Cooley/DailyA construction worker stands above this section of the bridge that crews were jackhammering Tuesday afternoon over Water Plant Road in M…

A crane operator lifts this crane pan out from inside this coffer dam at the Morgan Ford bridge construction site in Warren County on Monday. A small excavator is digging inside the dam for this bridge pier along the south side of the bridge. Rich Cooley/DailyAn excavator digs inside a coffe…

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.

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/DailyAaron Vance, VDOT supervisor at Steph…

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.

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/…

An effort by the Winchester-Frederick County Metropolitan Planning Organization could bring public transportation to Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown.