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HeadlinesAugust 25, 2016
LANE CLOSURES LIFTED FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND TRAVEL
Alternate route encouraged for Virginia Beach, Outer Banks traffic
RICHMOND, Va. – If you’re heading to the beach to enjoy the last long weekend of summer, consider taking Route 460 to reduce travel time to the Outer Banks and Virginia Beach. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has several online resources - including the Labor Day Weekend travel trends map - that are available to help you plan your trip.VDOT also will be lifting lane closures in most areas to help lower congestion during the holiday travel weekend.
August 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.
August 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.
July 14, 2016
Virginia Receives Top Honors for SMART SCALE Transportation Prioritization Process
Virginia awarded “State Transformation in Action Recognition” at Southern Legislative Conference
RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Smart Scale, Virginia’s data-driven prioritization process to fund the right transportation projects that generate the greatest benefit for taxpayers, received the State Transformation in Action Recognition (STAR) award from the Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments.