Transportation & Roads

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, operating and maintaining public roads and bridges in New Kent County, to include the interstate and major primary roads. VDOT does not maintain private roads, sidewalks, or pedestrian/bike paths. VDOT provides a variety of roadway maintenance services to include culvert cleaning, curb and gutter repairs, dead animal removal, ditch cleaning, dust control, grading, gravel/stone replacement, guard rail replacement, mowing, pothole filling, snow removal, debris removal from roadway and tree trimming/removal from the right-of-way. 

The VDOT Ashland residency services New Kent County (also includes Charles City, Goochland, Hanover and Henrico Counties). A representative from the Ashland Residency attends the Board of Supervisors monthly business meeting to report on work completed throughout the County.

To view VDOT’s monthly report of work completed:

VDOT has established a Customer Service Center to take citizen calls and answer questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To report a road issue to VDOT:

  • Call 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623)


To report a missing or damaged street sign to the County:

Email the Planning Department