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County Receives Additional Funding for Transportation Projects

Provided by Prince William County Prince William County recently got word that it will be receiving $244 million from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) for transportation projects over the next six years. The money will help with seven projects across the county, said Rick Canizales, director of the county’s Department of Transportation. “It is a great piece of news …

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Major Lane Closures on I-395 July 20-22

Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation Drivers are asked to plan for major lane closures on the I-395 general purpose lanes in Virginia this weekend, from 10:00 p. m. Friday, July 20 through Sunday afternoon, July 22 for crews to safely work on several bridges between the Springfield Interchange and the Washington, D.C. line. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate …

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Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway Project Update

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Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) We’re transforming I-66 to provide safer, more reliable travel options for more people across Northern Virginia. By the end of 2022, the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project will add Express Lanes stretching 22.5 miles from the Capital Beltway to Route 29 in Gainesville, rebuild major interchanges along the I-66 corridor, create thousands …

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Balls Ford Road Flagging Sunday Morning

Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Flagging will occur along Balls Ford Road between Wellington Road and Prince William Parkway (Route 234) Sunday, July 22 from 8:00 a. m. to 12:00 noon for repairs to the Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. There will be one lane of alternating traffic during the flagging. Drivers …

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VRE Hosts Training for TSA K-9 Teams at Broad Run Yard

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) hosted the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on a canine training event at the VRE Broad Run train yard in Prince William County as part of a continuous effort in interagency surface training. This training opportunity is one of many law enforcement related training events hosted by VRE with local, state and federal partner agencies in the …

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Nightly Lane Closures this Week on I-66 Between I-495 and Route 123

Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Drivers can expect overnight lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-66 between Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) and I-495 Tuesday through Saturday nights, July 17-21. Weather permitting, crews will remove overhead gantries including the speed advisory and “red x/green arrow” signs from the Active Traffic Management System to allow for I-66 express lanes construction.  Crews will also reconfigure lane markings to …

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Major Lane Closures on I-395 Over Weekends Starting July 20

Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Travelers should expect major lane closures on the I-395 general purpose lanes beginning the weekend of July 20-22, and continuing for at least six consecutive weekends, depending on weather. The weekend closures, which will occur from Friday nights until Monday mornings, are needed for crews to safely rehabilitate multiple bridges along I-395 between …

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Travel Lanes to Shift at Eads Street Near Pentagon this Monday, July 16

Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) On or about Monday, July 16, all travel lanes on Eads Street between Army Navy Drive and South Rotary Road on the Pentagon Reservation will be shifted to the east side of Eads Street (existing northbound lanes). This shift, which includes narrowing lanes, is needed to allow construction to begin on the west …

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U.S. Route 50 Ramp at I-66 West Closure Overnight July 16

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Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) The ramp from westbound U.S. Route 50 to westbound I-66 is scheduled to be closed from 11:30 p. m. Monday night, July 16, until 4:00 a. m. Tuesday morning, July 17. The closure is needed for construction activity associated with the Transform I-66 Outside the Beltway project. Drivers will be detoured to the …

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VDOT Invites Innovators to Hackathon and Idea Jam

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Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites developers, planners, futurists and data enthusiasts to its second installment of the SmarterRoads Hackathon and Idea Jam Series, set for Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18 at 1776’s Crystal City Campus, 2231 Crystal Drive, #1000 on the 10th floor, Arlington. Featuring VDOT’s open data sets …

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