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HeadlinesSept. 21, 2016
CTB Awards Contract for I-64/264 Ramp Improvement
Construction will begin this fall to improve safety and efficiency at major bottleneck
VIRGINIA BEACH – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) today awarded a construction contract worth nearly $107.4 million to Tutor Perini Corporation of New Rochelle, NY, to expand and improve the ramp from I-64 West near the Twin Bridges to I-264 East and Newtown Road.
Sept. 15, 2016
NEW VDOT SIGNS WILL ALERT DRIVERS TO RECKLESS DRIVING LAW
Signs on I-81, I-95 seek to increase awareness of law, promote compliance with speed limit
RICHMOND, Virginia. – In an effort to reduce speeds and increase safety, the Virginia Department of Transportation will be posting signs along portions of Interstate 81 and Interstate 95 to remind motorists that they can be charged with reckless driving if they are traveling more than 80 mph in a 70 mph zone.
Sept. 12, 2016
SHARE THE ROAD: SEPTEMBER IS BICYCLIST AND PEDESTRIAN AWARENESS MONTH
‘See and be seen’ is rule of thumb for all who use the roadways
RICHMOND, Virginia – Visibility and safety go hand in hand.
September is Bicyclist and Pedestrian Awareness Month, and the Virginia Department of Transportation is reminding everyone who uses the roadways – motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians – to be visible and aware of others who are sharing the road. This includes not driving distracted.
Sept. 7, 2016
Inaugural FASTLANE Grants Leverage $3.6 Billion to Support Transportation Infrastructure
Build America Bureau awards infrastructure grants to 18 projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced 18 infrastructure projects across the country that will receive federal grants as part of the new Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) program.
Aug. 10, 2016
REVENUE FROM ‘PROTECT POLLINATORS’ LICENSE PLATE NOW SUPPORTS POLLINATOR HABITAT PROGRAM
Funds will help to create safe areas for butterflies, other pollinators
RICHMOND, Va. – Revenues from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles‘Protect Pollinators’ license plate will now support the Virginia Department of Transportation Pollinator Habitat Program.
Aug. 1, 2016
Governor McAuliffe Announces Groundbreaking for I-66 Inside-the-Beltway Improvements Project
Project aims to deliver faster, safer, and more reliable trips
ARLINGTON – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that work will begin this summer on the first major improvements to Interstate 66 inside the Beltway in 15 years. The project is part of a comprehensive initiative to transform the I-66 corridor, giving commuters and other travelers a variety of fast and reliable choices for getting to and from work.
July 28, 2016
CTB AWARDS TWO CONTRACTS WORTH $14.5 MILLION
Projects include replacing two narrow bridges on Route 220 in Botetourt County
Richmond, VA – At its monthly meeting today, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded two contracts worth approximately $14.5 million for major infrastructure improvements.
July 27, 2016
LOCALITIES AND REGIONAL ENTITIES ARE ASKED TO SUBMIT TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS TO BE EVALUATED UNDER VIRGINIA’S SMART SCALE PROGRAM
SMART SCALE is Virginia’s prioritization process to fund the right projects based on a data-driven and objective system
RICHMOND – Localities and regional entities such as metropolitan planning organizations and transit agencies can submit project applications under the SMART SCALE program (formerly House Bill 2) from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30 this year. This marks the second round of applications as projects will compete for funding available in the outer years of the six-year program.