Friday, May 17, 2013
Interstate closed for Hazmat spill, according to Virginia Department of Transportation.
Release, Virginia Department of Transportation: Interstate 95 is closed south of Exit 133/Falmouth in Stafford County for a crash involving hazardous materials. Southbound I-95 will be closed for a minimum of four hours. All southbound traffic is being detoured at Exit 133 to southbound Route 17 Business, and then onto southbound Route 1. Traffic can return to southbound I-95 at Exit 130/Route 3 or Exit 126/Spotsylvania. Due to the additional traffic, heavy congestion is expected on southbound Route 17 Business and southbound Route 1 this morning in the Fredericksburg area. Real-time listings of congestion and incident information on Virginia interstates and roadways is available on VDOT’s 24-hour traffic information website, www.…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sussex County toll believed to be first step in implementing tolling throughout the state.
Monday, January 28
By Whitney Spicer, Capital News Service RICHMOND – Ten members of the Virginia House of Delegates have written a joint letter to the state’s congressional delegation, urging the federal legislators to join in opposing VDOT’s plans to charge tolls on Interstate 95. Delegate John Cox, R-Ashland, one of the delegates who signed the letter, believes that placing tolls on I-95, as the Virginia Department of Transportation has proposed, is not the best option for increasing road revenue. “Tolls are a tax that is imposed disproportionately. In other words, citizens that live the closest to the toll plazas will pay more in road taxes even though many of them may drive less miles than others living farther from the toll plazas,” Cox said, according…
Friday, November 11, 2011
Police said the two fled after their vehicle crashed on I-95 while fleeing from a larceny in Fredericksburg.
Virginia State Police are on the lookout for two suspects who fled after their Chevy Impala crashed on Interstate 95 in Prince William County. Police were chasing the Impala after a Fredericksburg larceny. VSP spokeswoman Corrine Geller said the crash happened after the suspects drove through the rest stop at mile marker 150. The Impala pulled in front of a semi truck, which was unable to stop. The two suspects fled on foot, while another individual in the Impala was injured and flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital. VSP, Prince William County Police and Spotsylvania County Sherrif's Office are searching for the suspects. Geller described the suspects as two black males, both wearing blue jeans, one wearing a green sweatshirt. State Police are …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Lane will reduce traffic congestion for Prince William, Fairfax counties.
After 30 months of construction, the recently completed fourth lane of Interstate 95 was officially celebrated Thursday morning. The six-mile stretch from Route 123 in Occoquan up to Fairfax County Parkway will improve commuting for more than 220,000 vehicles during the rush hour northbound in the morning and southbound in the evening. Virginia Department of Transportation celebrated the project’s three-month-early completion date with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the Route 123 commuter parking lot in Woodbridge, complete with representatives from around the I-95 corridor. Virginia Megaprojects spokesperson Mike Salmon said that the additional lane would shave off 10 to 20 minutes during the morning and evening rush hours. “It will prevent…