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Springwood Road back open

Thursday, August 27, 2015
By Edwin McCoy
BOTETOURT – Springwood Road (Rt. 630) near Springwood is open to traffic ahead of schedule, according to an announcement Thursday morning from VDOT. A flagging operation will be in place as paving and residual work on the project continue over the next week. All work is expected to conclude by the end of the... »

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Exit 150 ramps closing late Thursday night for 1 hour

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Submitted
TROUTVILLE – Work to run fiber optics will briefly impact traffic on the evening of July 9 and early morning of July 10 at Interstate 81’s exit 150 (Troutville) in Botetourt County, according to an announcement by the Virginia Department of Transportation. Exit 150A and 150B ramps will be closed for approximately one hour... »

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Troutville Appalachian Trail Days at Town Park

Thursday, June 4, 2015
By Edwin McCoy
Troutville Appalachian Trail Days at Town Park TROUTVILLE – The fourth annual Troutville Trail Days starts this Friday evening, June 5, with dinner for Appalachian Trail thru-hikers and resumes Saturday morning with a bevy of activities for the community and hikers to enjoy at Troutville Town Park. Among those activities will be the first Warrior Hike “Walk Off The War” BBQ... »

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Children’s Fishing Carnival Saturday in Buchanan

Thursday, June 4, 2015
By Edwin McCoy
Children 15 and under are invited to enjoy the annual Botetourt Children’s Fishing Carnival this Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Buchanan Town Park on Lowe Street in Buchanan. Children can enjoy a multitude of free activities, including a Fishing Contest in the James River, 6-and-under fishing in trout tanks, Casting... »

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5-minute road closers scheduled at Exit 150 Wednesday night

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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TROUTVILLE – Work to relocate a phone line will briefly impact traffic tonight (Wednesday, June 3) at Interstate 81’s Exit 150. Two 5-minute closures are scheduled to string a phone line across traffic lanes at two separate locations.  Both closures are planned sometime between 10 and 11 p.m. Flaggers will be controlling traffic during... »

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Education Foundation, school division unveil BTEC’s $500,000 advanced welding lab

Monday, June 1, 2015
By Edwin McCoy
Education Foundation, school division unveil BTEC’s $500,000 advanced welding lab FINCASTLE – Botetourt Technical Education Center lit up like an electric welder Tuesday evening when dignitaries from the U.S. Senate, Virginia House of Delegates and from the governor’s administration came to see the school’s new state-of-the-art advanced welding lab. The new lab is a joint project between the Botetourt Education Foundation, Botetourt schools, Dabney... »

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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BOTETOURT – The Short Hills Fire in Botetourt County northeast of Buchanan continues to be the most significant and difficult to suppress wildfire currently burning in Virginia, according to a prepared statement by the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF). To speed up suppression efforts, the VDOF will begin a ‘burning out operation” this afternoon... »

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‘Burning out operation’ will be used today to suppress Short Hill wildfire

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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BOTETOURT – The Short Hills Fire in Botetourt County northeast of Buchanan continues to be the most significant and difficult to suppress wildfire currently burning in Virginia, according to a prepared statement by the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF). To speed up suppression efforts, the VDOF will begin a ‘burning out operation” this afternoon... »

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VDOT awards $17.9 million contract for Exit 150 improvements

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Roanoke-based Branch Highways was awarded a $17.9 million contract to do the improvements on US 11, US 220 and Alt. 220 around Interstate 81 Exit 150. The Salem District VDOT office announced the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded the contract during its Wednesday, March 18 meeting in Richmond. The project is designed to improve traffic... »

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US 220 meeting in Eagle Rock postponed until March 12

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Due to the possibility of winter weather, the Virginia Department of Transportation will reschedule a citizen information meeting on a proposed project to reconstruct the 10-mile section of Route 220 (Botetourt Road) between Iron Gate and the James River bridge near Eagle Rock in Botetourt County. The meeting will be rescheduled for Thursday, March... »

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