Governor Timothy M. Kaine today noted that as of November 30, 2009 preliminary data indicates there were 98 fewer traffic fatalities in Virginia compared to this same time period last year, a decline of 13 percent. The 821 traffic fatalities recorded for 2008 were the lowest since 1966.
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After listening to nearly 40 speakers and reading hundreds of emails from the public, the Alexandria City Council voted to express support for Virginia Department of Transportation Alternatives A1 and A2 as their favored alternatives for an access ramp from I-395 into the new Mark Center facility and to request that VDOT protect the integrity of the Winkler Botanical Preserve.
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the conference report on the FY 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act [H.R. 3288] which includes funding for transportation and infrastructure projects affecting Northern Virginia totaling over $400 million.
For the second year in a row, the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities, injuries and crashes all declined in the Washington-metropolitan area in 2008 according to a preliminary report released today by the non-profit Washington Regional Alcohol Program.
Today, a coalition of local law enforcement officials, business professionals and area citizens announced that free cab rides will be offered throughout the winter holidays to would-be drunk drivers in the Greater Washington area.
As part of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, weather permitting, the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway (I-95/495 South) will be narrowed to one lane of traffic between east of the Telegraph Road interchange to the Eisenhower Connector from 10 p.m. tonight, December 7, to 5 a.m. tomorrow morning for emergency pothole repairs.
As part of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, weather permitting, ramps in the Telegraph Road interchange will be closed from Monday night, Dec. 7 through Friday, Dec. 11 for bridge deck milling and ramp repaving operations. Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes to avoid expected delays. The scheduled work is as follows:
Although seniors 65 and older represent about 15 percent of the nation’s licensed drivers, they made up 14 percent of all traffic fatalities in this country last year, according to an analysis by AAA Mid-Atlantic. What’s more, seniors in the same age group also made up 14 percent of all vehicle occupant fatalities during 2008.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Celebrates “Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement” Award By The American Society Of Civil Engineers[From: Traffic & Transportation]
The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project celebrated its receipt of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award with a plaque unveiling ceremony today at the Maryland entrance to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge bike and pedestrian trail. Representatives from ASCE, the Maryland State Highway Administration, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration participated in the event.
As part of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, weather permitting, Telegraph Road and related highway ramps will be closed periodically from Monday night, Nov. 30 through Thursday night, Dec. 2 for bridge deck milling, pouring and paving operations. Later in the week, motorists traveling on Interstate 95/495 South (the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway) should prepare for potentially heavy traffic impacts during December 4-6, as the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project shifts lanes outward onto new roadway between the Telegraph Road interchange and the Eisenhower Connector.