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Freeway Extension near Midtown Tunnel begins soon




Heads up, Checkered Flag fans, we will soon have another major road construction project affecting Hampton Roads traffic.

Work set to begin for freeway extension in Portsmouth (edited for length)
By Dave Forster  The Virginian-Pilot

Construction will begin next month on a freeway extension through Portsmouth, bringing with it a whole new slate of traffic impacts, the companies doing the work announced today.

When finished, the Martin Luther King Extension will connect the Western Freeway to Interstate 264, and allow drivers to get from the interstate to the Midtown Tunnel without using city roads. The project is another piece of…
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Pumpkin Carving 101

Halloween is just one week away and it is time to start carving up our lovely front porch offerings.  Checkered Flag is there like Ol? Faithful ensuring you have the coolest carving ideas for your pumpkin Hampton Roads.

Here are some of the coolest ones I have ever seen as starters-

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Downtown Tunnel to open (part-time) on weekends



Good news, Checkered Flag fans, your weekend travels will be improving starting next week.

No more full weekend Downtown Tunnel closures
By Dave Forster  The Virginian-Pilot

The Downtown Tunnel will go to nighttime closures only as the westbound tube is rehabbed, putting an end to the full weekend closures that have been hurting Portsmouth businesses, VDOT Chief Deputy Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick announced today…
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In the Driver's Seat: 2014 VW Jetta



It?s time for another test drive with the folks over at WVEC 13.  This time, our Checkered Flag fans can get a sneak peek inside the all-new 2014 Jetta.  You might remember, the reviewers loved the 2013 VW Jetta, and this year's 2014 Jetta gets even higher praise.  Like the experts, I?m sure you will all agree this is a wonderful ride.

Now, at our Virginia Beach Volkswagen store you can find both the 2013 Jetta and 2014 VW Jetta

For more information on the 2014 Jetta, Jetta Hybrid, or any other Volkswagen vehicle, call Virginia Beach…
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