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HeadlinesOct. 7, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Receives an Extra $55.5 Million in ‘Bonus’ Federal Funds to Improve Roads and Bridges Statewide
Additional funding goes to Virginia because of good money management
RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the Virginia Department of Transportation received an additional $55.5 million in federal funds that was originally allocated to other states. Since they did not have projects ready to go to use the funding, the Federal Highway Administration reallocated the money to Virginia and other states that have projects in the pipeline ready for work to begin.
Oct. 7, 2015
VIRGINIA CELEBRATES NATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY; GRANT AWARDS ANNOUNCED
More than 250 Events Expected at Elementary and Middle Schools in Virginia
RICHMOND, VA — Communities across Virginia and the country will join together Oct. 7 to celebrate the ninth annual International Walk to School Day (WTSD).
Last year, a record 220 Virginia schools took part in the event, the most recorded in Virginia since its first WTSD event in 2007. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), which administers the Federal Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) in the Commonwealth, expects to see more than 250 events this year with participation growing throughout October, which is International Walk to School Month. Events can be registered online at www.walkbiketoschool.org.
Sep. 30, 2015
FALLEN LEAVES, HEAVY RAIN PRESENT DRAINAGE CHALLENGES
VDOT, property owners share responsibility in avoiding flooded roadways
RICHMOND - Autumn is hurricane season and when you add fallen leaves to the mix, new challenges arise in maintaining good drainage for Virginia’s roads.
As the Commonwealth prepares for the onset of a potentially substantial rain event over the next few days, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reminds property owners the importance of maintaining good drainage practices.
Sep. 29, 2015
VDOT’S POLLINATOR HABITAT PROGRAM MOVES TOWARD STATEWIDE IMPLEMENTATION
More than 8,000 pollinator-friendly plants added at Dale City Rest Area; Seeding projects completed in southwestern Virginia
DALE CITY- Monarch butterflies appear to flutter carefree with the breeze, but their survival is under constant threat due to dwindling habitats and food supplies.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Dominion Virginia Power teamed up with the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, Native Plant Society and Valley Land on Tuesday to plant more than 8,000 pollinator-friendly plants at the Dale City Rest Area on Interstate 95 north in Northern Virginia. This project is part of VDOT’s Pollinator Habitat Program, which aims to create “waystations” or refuges for Monarch butterflies and other threatened pollinators.
Sep. 8, 2015
Gov. McAuliffe Kicks Off Construction for Widening I-64 on the Peninsula in Hampton Roads
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today construction has started on the first of three segments to widen Interstate 64. The first segment is a $122 million project that will add a lane and shoulder in each direction for 5.6 miles between Jefferson Avenue and Yorktown Road. About 100,000 vehicles travel this section every day.