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Toll Road Texting Scam Alert

Toll Road Texting Scam Alert

There is a new text scam on the rise.  Since early March, more than 2000 reports have been made to the FBI about text messages that are attempting to collect unpaid tolls from various state toll roads. They appear to be from a state toll road agency.  The text messages contain a link asking the recipient to click the link and pay for a toll before a late fee is applied to their balance. When you click the link, it will ask for sensitive information, including credit card numbers.

If you have received a text that you believe to be a fraudulent message attempting to collect a toll, you can report it to the FBI at www.ic3.gov and include the phone number that the message was from and a copy of the message. If you have already clicked the link, contact your financial institution to dispute any unauthorized charges. You can verify if you owe a toll in Virginia at https://www.tollroadsinvirginia.com or https://www.ezpassva.com.

The FBI Public Service Announcement is here:  https://bit.ly/3JUOIK1
The statement from VDOT is here:  https://bit.ly/3xLak8F

HOUSER DRIVE PARK AND RIDE COMMUTER LOT RESURFACING BEGINS MARCH 4 IN SPOTSYLVANIA

HOUSER DRIVE PARK AND RIDE COMMUTER LOT RESURFACING BEGINS MARCH 4 IN SPOTSYLVANIA

HOUSER DRIVE PARK AND RIDE COMMUTER LOT RESURFACING BEGINS MARCH 4 IN SPOTSYLVANIA
Parking will be prohibited for 15 consecutive days while work is underway

Resurfacing will begin on Monday, March 4, at the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Park and Ride commuter lot at Houser Drive near Route 208 (Courthouse Road) and Route 636 (Hood Drive) intersection in Spotsylvania County.

The lot will be closed for 15 consecutive days starting March 4 through March 19, weather permitting.

This work is part of a $900,000 maintenance project to resurface the Houser Drive Park and Ride lot in Spotsylvania County and refresh pavement markings at the Staffordboro Park and Ride lot in Stafford County.

The Staffordboro Park and Ride lot pavement marking refreshment will occur on weekends only and a start date will be announced at a later date once determined.

To find an alternative Park and Ride lot location, visit the VDOT Park and Ride interactive map.

The project contractor is Allan Myers.

Additional Park and Ride Improvements:  A $350,000 project for concrete repairs is already underway at spot locations in Fredericksburg area Park and Ride lots. Crews are repairing damaged curbs and sidewalk panels. All ramps will be made accessible.  Planning efforts are also underway to identify and replace bus shelters and bicycle racks as needed in area Park and Ride lots.