BRISTOL, Va. — To keep motorists informed, the Virginia Department of Transportation provides weekly information about highway construction and maintenance projects. When traveling through highway work zones use caution and remain alert to changes in traffic patterns and slow-moving or stopped vehicles. Motorists face a maximum fine of $500 for speeding in highway work zones. Law enforcement officers monitor highway work zones throughout the region.
To take the guesswork out of travel plans, VDOT encourages motorists to call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org for real-time traffic information. Among the projects in Southwest Virginia: