Thursday, January 31, 2013
The suspects were first pulled over on Prince William County Parkway near I-95, but then eluded police.
Virginia State Police are searching for two suspects who reportedly crashed their Buick into a trooper's vehicle and then ran away on foot, according to Virginia State Police Public Relations Director Corinne Geller. Shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday, trooper C. Lanfranchi Jr. conducted a traffic stop for a 1994 Buick Sedan on Prince William County Parkway. The vehicle had expired plates. "As the trooper walked up to the car, the Buick sped away," Geller said. The trooper pursued the vehicle. "Approximately eight minutes later, the suspect vehicle and the trooper’s vehicle collided. The Buick’s driver and passenger then fled on foot. The trooper was not injured in the crash." State police searched the surrounding area with tracking canines …
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…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The express lanes will end between Edsall Road and Duke Street in Fairfax County.
Construction on the new express lanes on I-95 has begun and residents of Northern Virginia will be affected by the project. The express lanes will begin in Stafford County and end between Edsall Road and Duke Street on I-395 in Farifax County, where a ramp will be built to carry motorists from the express lanes to the regular roads. That ramp is expected to end right outside of Alexandria. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014, said VDOT's mega projects spokesman Steven Titunik. In a news release back in August, Gov. Bob McDonnell said the project would cost $925 million and will be completed in partnership with private companies. The project as a whole stretches 29 miles, Titunik explained. The express lanes are …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Woman was from Woodbridge.
UPDATE, Friday 2:20 p.m. - Virginia State Police identified the victim of the Thursday morning crash as Sarah M. Jones, 29, of Woodbridge, in a news release sent out Friday afternoon. ---------- UPDATE, Thursday 4:50 p.m. - The driver who died in a crash on Interstate 95 near Lorton Thursday morning was a woman driving an orange Kia who pulled into the path of a tractor-trailer as she attempted to merge into southbound lanes, according to a news release from the Virginia State Police. Police are in the process of finding and notifying her next of kin before releasing her identity. The driver died at the scene. The crash tied up traffic for about four hours, from about 11:37 a.m. until 3:27 p.m., police said in the release. The driver of …
Friday, August 17, 2012
State police cruisers will also be policing interstates 81 and 64 on Saturday.
When driving on Interstates 95, 81, and 64 on Saturday, don't be surprised if you see blue and gray Virginia State Police patrol cars. The department is working a traffic-enforcement campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of Virginia’s interstates this weekend. “As Virginia’s colleges and universities start filling up for the new school year, so are our interstates,” said Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent in a release. “We know that increasing our presence and visibility on the highways dramatically decreases the number of dangerous driving behaviors—therefore decreasing the odds of traffic crashes, deaths, injuries, and delays for motorists.” So, remember to drive the speed limit, wear your seatbelt, avoid…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The public-private project will start in early August.
To Governor Bob McDonnell, the expansion of high occupancy toll lanes from Fairfax County to Stafford County on Interstate 95 in Virginia is a way to bring quality of life benefits to residents. "It's not just traffic and congestion relief that we're here about, it's about getting small businesses to be more productive, it's about parents spending more time with their kids and tourists coming to Virginia in bigger ways," said McDonnell of the nearly $1 billion I-95 HOT lanes project. McDonnell, with several local, federal and state leaders, officially broke ground on the Interstate 95 HOT lanes project Tuesday morning in Dale City. "As Attorney General and Governor, I think I am maybe the largest frequent flyer up and down 95," said …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Bus was carrying 15 passengers
Virginia State Police are investigating the cause of a commuter bus crash on Interstate 95 near Dumfries Wednesday morning. State police spokesperson Corinne Gellar said that around 5:20 a.m. a commuter bus was heading north on I-95 near the Route 234 exit when it ran off the road, hit a guardrail and came to rest in a ditch. Gellar said there were roughly 15 passengers on the bus and that no one was hurt.
Friday, March 30, 2012
BRAC, I-495 among projects discussed.
Northern Virginia commuters will continue to navigate around major construction in the coming months as the Virginia Department of Transportation sticks to its aggressive completion schedule for transportation projects. Steve Titunik, VDOT's communications director, said he was proud of what VDOT and its partners had been able to accomplish and hoped that construction on the state's many projects, including express lanes on I-95 and the Capital Beltway, would stay on schedule. “Spring seems to have started early, which is great news for us,” he said. I-95 Express Lanes Construction on the 9-mile extension from Dumfries down to Garrisonville Road in Stafford County is expected to begin in 2012, said John Lynch, VDOT's regional …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Crews will be repairing a sign.
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Saturday, February 18, 2012
From Virginia Department of Transportation: Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, two of three lanes will be closed on northbound Interstate 95 just prior to the Prince William Parkway (Exit 158) as crews remove a second sign structure. Crews removed a southbound structure in the same area last night due to cracked anchor bolts. The work is expected to be complete by 5 a.m. Motorists can avoid delays by using the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. State Police will be on scene.