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Checkered Flag's Blog of the latest Automotive News

Second day of Battlefield Blvd closures



For the second day in a road, Battlefield Blvd is experiencing an unscheduled closure.

From pilotonline.com:

Road work will close the right southbound lane of Battlefield Boulevard north of the Great Bridge Bridge for several hours again today.

The lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., according to an email from Elizabeth Vaughn, a Public Works…
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Reminder: Extended Hampton Roads Bridge and Tunnel closures



Just a reminder, Checkered Flag fans; there are major road closures happening that are sure to affect your commute over the next few months. 

  First, in case haven't heard, the westbound tube of the Downtown Tunnel between Norfolk and Portsmouth is closed all weekends (started August 9th).  Also, the westbound tube will have single lane closures on all weeknights between…
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Water main break closes portion of Battlefield Blvd




Heads up, Checkered Flag fans.  We have another breaking Hampton Roads traffic update this afternoon.
Checkered Flag commuters should avoid sections of Battlefield Blvd in Chesapeake due to a water main break.

From pilotonline.com:

CHESAPEAKE

A water main break has closed the right southbound lane of Battlefield Boulevard north of the Great Bridge Bridge.

The closure is expected to continue through the day while repairs are made, according to a city news release.

Drivers can use the Chesapeake Expressway as an alternate route. 

For more Hampton Roads traffic updates, stay tuned to Checkered Flag.com.


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Toyota FJ Cruiser-Coming to an End



Toyota enthusiasts are advised:  They are discontinuing the FJ Cruiser after the 2014 model year.  This is very sad news to me as I was as in love with this vehicle as I was the Solara or the Celica.  The FJ will go into the record books as a fun, rugged and inventive model that will forever hold a place in the…
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Honda Trying To Save a Piece of Americana

 

I have seen old drive in theaters in the movies and have often wondered how cool it must have been.  Well, I found out that there are still some remnants of this piece of Americana still out there.  There are more than you would think.  There is a problem though.  The digital age has hit them hard.  They have to…
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You're never to young for your first BMW




Think your tot's not old enough for their first BMW?  Think again.

BMW. JEEP. ASTON MARTIN. THESE RIDES ARE FOR BABIES.
The New York Times  By Phil Patton

   LET'S MAKE one thing clear: McLaren, the British maker of racecars and supercars like the new P1 is not the same company as Maclaren, the British manufacturer of premium baby strollers .
  
But there…
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Torture tests go beyond normal wear and tear



Now, we've all heard of vehicle safety tests or crash tests, but some car and truck companies like to put their products through a more, well?strenuous set of challenges.  These "torture" tests aren't just for fun, they help simulate the worst case scenarios that drivers rarely, but all the same, could come across.  C'mon, you really never…
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