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Troopers Protect You All Year, Keep Them Safe

From the Virginia State Police:

FAIRFAX CO., Va. – As more motorists take to the highways for the holidays, Virginia State Police will maximize its efforts during the Christmas and New Year’s weekends with increased enforcement to ensure those individuals make it to their destinations safely. In turn, Virginia State Police reminds all drivers to keep troopers safe by obeying the posted speed limits, paying attention to the road and complying with Virginia’s “Move Over” law.

Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Driving

From Fairfax County:

The winter storm last Jan. 26, left many residents in the region stuck in traffic and stranded in their vehicles for up to 12 hours. This winter, don’t be caught unprepared!

Keep an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle. FEMA recommends including the following items:
• Shovel.
• Water.
• Flashlight.
• Battery (or hand-crank) radio.
• Snack food.
• Matches.
• Extra clothing.
• First-aid kit.
• Blankets.
• Emergency flares.
• Booster cables.

Hunter Mill District Snow Removal

Hunter Mill District Snow Removal

RESTON, Va. -- The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is gearing up for the winter season in the Northern Virginia District. There have been several changes since last year’s winter season planning. VDOT has increased the amount of snow removal equipment from 2,800 pieces to 3,400 pieces with 2500 dedicated for subdivisions/ local roads. Staff has allocated an additional $19 million dollars to the Northern Virginia District for the winter season. 

Fairfax Connector Bus Holiday Schedules

Fairfax Connector Bus Holiday Schedules

Make sure you check the Fairfax County Connector bus schedule for any changes during the holidays.

2011 Dulles Toll Road Public Update Tuesday, December 6 in Reston

From MWAA:

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is hosting its 2011 Dulles Toll Road Update to provide information to the public about the upcoming 25¢ main toll plaza increase, finances, operations and planned improvements to the Dulles Toll Road.

What:   Dulles Toll Road Public Update

When:  Tuesday, December 6, 2011    
            5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where:  South Lakes High School – Cafeteria
             11400 South Lakes Drive
             Reston, VA 20191

Traffic Signals Ready for Holiday Shoppers in Northern Virginia

Traffic Signals Ready for Holiday Shoppers in Northern Virginia

From VDOT News:

FREDERICKSBURG—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will activate its annual holiday traffic signal timing pattern to help motorists travel around 16 major shopping centers in Northern Virginia from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.

Holiday signal timing in Northern Virginia has been in place for more than a decade to accommodate a seasonal influx of vehicles near shopping areas. The temporary pattern is created using time- and intersection-specific traffic data from previous years.

VDOT adjusts the signal timing at more than 200 intersections in Northern Virginia. Engineers will also use traffic cameras to monitor conditions around especially congested areas such as Tysons Corner and make adjustments to help keep traffic moving.