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  • Vigil to honor VDOT workers killed in work zones

    The Virginia Department of Transportation plans a vigil to honor workers who have been killed in work zone crashes.

  • Winter weather creating slick roads in western Va

    The Virginia Department of Transportation says a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is creating slick roads in part of western Virginia.

  • Va. goes over budget on highway snow removal

    Virginia highway officials say the state is likely to exceed its $157 million snow removal budget by more than $100 million.

  • Another winter storm expected to hit Virginia

    Another winter storm is bearing down on Virginia.

  • Road improvements planned in Spotsylvania

    The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to make improvements around an Interstate 95 interchange near the site of a new raceway in Spotsylvania County.

  • John Fitzgerald, a lineman for Dominion Power, uses cross-country skis on Hanbury Road in Chesapeake, Va. to get to work on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. The National Weather Service says the Norfolk area averages fewer than three days of snow each winter that result in at least an inch of accumulation. Wednesday marks the fourth day in less than two weeks that at least an inch of snow has fallen. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)

    Snowstorm blankets southeast Va., road crews busy

    The coast of Virginia was blanketed in up to 10 inches of snow Wednesday, with many workers in the heavily populated Hampton Roads region being told to stay home rather than travel to work in dangerous conditions.

  • Up to foot of snow possible in Va.'s Hampton Roads

    The coastal region of Virginia braced for a winter storm on Tuesday that could bring up to a foot of snow near the North Carolina border, which comes only a week after several inches of snowfall brought much of the area to a standstill.

  • VDOT reopens highway in Roanoke County

    Transportation officials have reopened a southbound section of Route 220 in Roanoke County.

  • VDOT makes changes to meet E-ZPass demand

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia transportation officials have made some changes to meet the demand for E-ZPass transponders in Hampton Roads.

  • Construction vehicles and lots of dirt go on for miles while traffic crawls on Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia while HOT lanes are built near Dumfries. AAA calls the project "an essential fix to help alleviate traffic in one of the worst bottlenecks on the entire East Coast."
(Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Years of pain intend to be Virginia commuters' gain on I-95

    Twelve months into a massive three-year project to establish, expand and improve high-occupancy toll lanes between Alexandria and Stafford County, Virginia transportation officials are standing by their predictions of smoother commutes in the near future — even though the current reality is construction-related gridlock and delay.

  • Virginia has high hopes for HOT lanes on the Beltway

    Commuters may have shorter drive times on the Virginia side of the Capital Beltway with this weekend's opening of 14 miles of four high-occupancy toll lanes -- a milestone public-private partnership that is one of the biggest transportation projects of its kind in the country.

  • ** FILE ** This Dec. 14, 2006, file photo shows Washington traffic at rush hour on Interstate 395 near Seminary Road in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    More HOV lanes coming to I-95 in Virginia

    Drivers with two or more passengers will be able to travel 29 miles of free express lanes on Interstate 95 between Stafford and Fairfax counties by the end of next year as a result of a nearly $1 billion project between the Virginia Department of Transportation and two private companies.

  • **FILE** Washington traffic on Interstate 395 near Seminary Road in Alexandria, Va. (Associated Press)

    VDOT lifts lane closures for holiday travelers

    The Virginia Department of Transportation says it is making room for the higher number of travelers expected over the Fourth of July holiday.

  • Officer left gun in bathroom, fell asleep, but kept her job

    A Virginia corrections officer who left her gun and ammunition in a bathroom and then six months later fell asleep while on the job with a group of prisoners remained a state employee for more than a year after the second offense, according to a Department of Corrections inspector general report.

  • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell gestures as he announces his legislative agenda during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    EDITORIAL: McDonnell's big-government push

    Top-down government is rarely a good idea. Federal and state capitals ought to limit themselves to matters that can't be handled at the local level, so Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell had the right idea when he appointed a task force to examine ways Richmond can reduce the red tape layered on city and county governments. Unfortunately, the recommendations the governor released Monday got the balance all wrong.

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