Dr. Gridlock: VDOT

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Inner loop closings continue in Virginia

The Beltway lanes will close at the Springfield Interchange as part of the Interstate 495 Express Lanes project.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:44 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia Department of Transportation, VDOT, Virginia Highway Work, Congestion Pricing, Interstate Highway System, Public Transportation

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 01/27/2012

The weekend and beyond

Whether you’re heading to the Polar Bear Plunge, the Chinese New Year’s Parade or just to Tysons Corner, check our traffic list.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:10 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Red Line, Orange Line, Green Line, Yellow Line, Blue Line, VDOT, WMATA, Metrorail

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/26/2011

Zigzag paint slows drivers at crossing

Virginia transportation officials are pleased with the results of an experiment launched in 2009 to see if drivers would slow for a trail crossing if they saw zigzagging white lines painted along the approach roads.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Safety, Traffic Safety | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, VDOT

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 01/25/2011

VDOT cancels overnight road work

None of the big projects that drivers are used to encountering during overnight travel in Northern Virginia will be set up tonight. That will clear the way for the road crews to prepare for Wednesday's storm.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:29 PM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, VDOT

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 01/18/2011

Delays ahead in Manassas

The Virginia Department of Transportation is building a bridge on Route 28 over Wellington Road and the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks in Manassas to eliminate the at-grade crossing. Starting Wednesday, VDOT says, drivers may encounter delays in either direction on Route 28 (Nokesville Road) near Wellington Road. One of two lanes will be closed in each direction between Technology Drive and Cockrell Road through the first week of February. As an alternative, drivers can use Godwin Drive and Sudley Road.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:40 PM ET, 01/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Construction, Construction, Construction, Construction | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, VDOT

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 07/16/2010

Report: Rigid formulas handcuff VDOT

Over the course of 12 audits, 17,000 man-hours and more than a million dollars, reviewers have consistently come to the same conclusion about the Virginia Department of Transportation: In the words of a report posted yesterday on the watchdog journalism site Old Dominion Watchdog, "VDOT is like a high-maintenance girlfriend and the general assembly an overbearing father." That's because, according to public and private audits funded by the department, the state legislature and others, longstanding formulas determine very narrowly where it may spend its money, even if department officials feel they have urgent priorities.

By Luke Rosiak  |  10:03 AM ET, 07/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia | Tags:  VDOT

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 07/06/2010

I-95/395 lane times adjusted

For the second summer, the Virginia Department of Transportation has extended the weeknight hours that southbound drivers can use the reversible lanes on I-95/395. From today through Sept. 23, the lanes will remain open southbound until midnight.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:40 PM ET, 07/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Driving, Driving | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, HOV, VDOT

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 06/24/2010

Gainesville interchange underway

The Virginia Department of Transportation broke ground Thursday on a new interchange designed to ease a chronic bottleneck at Route 29 near Interstate 66.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:35 PM ET, 06/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Construction | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, VDOT