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May 21, 2020

HONORING VIRGINIA’S FRONTLINE TRANSPORTATION WORKERS

RICHMOND, Va. — Each year, a day is set aside to recognize the importance of transportation to all Virginians. This year, the focus is on honoring the Commonwealth’s frontline transportation workers and the critical work they do to keep Virginia moving.

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March 25, 2020

VDOT SENDS A MESSAGE ABOUT COVID-19 THROUGH ON-ROAD SIGNAGE
Digital Message Signs Focus on Public Safety and Health

RICHMOND, Va. – As announced by Gov. Ralph Northam, motorists across the Commonwealth will see COVID-19 health safety messages on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s changeable message signs.

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March 20, 2020

VDOT Temporarily Closes Non-public Facilities to Visitors
Safety Rest Areas, Ferries Remain Open

RICHMOND, Va. – Effective at 5 p.m., Friday, March 20, the Virginia Department of Transportation is closing offices and other non-public facilities to walk-in visitors until further notice as a precaution to help prevent spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. 

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February 20, 2020

WINTER WEATHER AND FREEZING TEMPS MAY IMPACT TRAVEL
VDOT encourages travelers to monitor local forecasts and conditions as commutes could be slippery

RICHMOND, Va. – We’re not through with winter weather just yet. Snow and colder temperatures are expected in portions of the Commonwealth beginning Thursday and stretching into Friday morning.

Freezing temperatures following the storm could create icy conditions in affected areas as early as Thursday evening through the Friday morning commute.

Virginia Department of Transportation crews are prepared and stand ready to treat roads when snow arrives, and motorists should be prepared to adjust travel as needed.

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February 14, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Plans to Protect Migratory Birds

RICHMOND — Governor Ralph Northam today announced a comprehensive approach to address the loss of habitat for colonial nesting birds on the South Island of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, and create a backstop against the federal government’s failure to protect migratory birds.

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