VDOT temporarily closes offices

Posted at 5:48 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 17:48:41-04

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will be closing offices and other non-public facilities to walk-in visitors until further notice as a precaution to help prevent spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

This will begin at 5 p.m., Friday, March 20.

This includes all district offices, residencies, area headquarters and the agency’s Central Office in Richmond. VDOT will implement a visitor-by-appointment process to ensure essential services and operations continue.

Safety rest areas and ferry facilities remain open to the public, with enhanced cleaning and protective measures in place, VDOT said.

Service on the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry has been reduced, and drivers and passengers are asked to remain in their vehicles during trips.

VDOT said its "top priority is the safety of its workers and the traveling public. The agency continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and take action to ensure critical operations, construction and maintenance are uninterrupted."

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