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March 20, 2015

NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK IS MARCH 23-27
Virginia hosts 2015 national event Tuesday, March 24 and memorial vigil Wednesday, March 25

RICHMOND — With the arrival of Spring and the warmer weather comes the beginning of highway construction season…and that means more active work zones.

During National Work Zone Awareness Week, observed this year from March 23 to 27, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) joins the highway contracting community and federal, state and local transportation officials to educate motorists about the potential dangers we all face while driving through work zones.

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March 20, 2015

SHAILENDRA PATEL HONORED WITH 2015 DESIGN-BUILD INSTITUTE OF AMERICA AWARD
DBIA honors Patel for leadership in advancing design-build project delivery

RICHMOND, Va. – Shailendra Patel, P.E., DBIA, Alternate Project Delivery Director for the Virginia Department of Transportation, has been honored with a Design-Build Leadership Award in the Individual Owner Category by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).

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March 18, 2015

CTB AWARDS 16 CONTRACTS WORTH $173.6 MILLION
Projects include new Blacksburg interchange, improvements at exit 150 on I-81

RICHMOND, Va. At its monthly meeting today, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) awarded 16 contracts worth an approximate total of $173.6 million for major infrastructure work.

The projects will improve mobility, enhance safety and extend the life of the state’s transportation network. 

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March 6, 2015

CREWS MAKING PROGRESS; EXPECT ICY ROADS TODAY
Drivers encouraged to delay travel

RICHMOND -- Conditions on most interstate, primary and secondary roads range from minor (isolated spots of snow, ice or slush) to moderate (snow or ice on major portions of the road). 

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will remain working in 12-hour shifts across the state to make roads passable. Today, crews will continue to improve the condition of interstate and primary roads and then focus on secondary routes and subdivision streets.

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