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Dec. 8, 2016

CTB AWARDS FOUR CONTRACTS WORTH $70.1 MILLION
Jones Branch Connector will be built in Fairfax

RICHMOND, Virginia – The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved four contracts at their monthly meeting totaling $70.1 million for maintenance and construction projects in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg districts.

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Dec. 7, 2016

COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD APPROVES LOCATION FOR HAMPTON ROADS CROSSING EXPANSION
Record of Decision expected in summer 2017

RICHMOND – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) today unanimously approved a preferred alternative to ease congestion and improve travel on the I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.  Alternative A will widen about 12 miles of I-64 to a consistent six-lane facility from I-664 in Hampton to I-564 in Norfolk.  The alternative includes a new parallel bridge tunnel.  Alternative A is in the Hampton Roads Crossing Study Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS).

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Nov. 17, 2016

LANE CLOSURES LIFTED OVER THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Travel-trends map helps motorists plan the best time to drive

RICHMOND, Virginia – If you plan to travel over Thanksgiving, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) travel-trends map can help you determine the best times to drive during the holiday period.

To make travel easier, VDOT will be lifting lane closures where possible during the holiday period. If you’re looking for real-time traffic information, 511virginia.org can help through the long Thanksgiving weekend, and every day.

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Oct. 27, 2016

VDOT IS READY FOR WINTER WEATHER
Approximately $214 million set aside for winter weather in Virginia

RICHMOND, Virginia – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is thinking snow. It may be a few weeks before winter weather moves in, but VDOT is prepared for its arrival with staffing, equipment and materials already in place.

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Oct. 25, 2016

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR LEAF REMOVAL TO PREVENT FLOODING
Property owners can help prevent drainage problems by checking ditches and drains

RICHMOND, Virginia – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and property owners both play an important role in preventing drainage problems, which can cause dangerous flooding on roads, as well as premature roadway deterioration.

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Oct. 24, 2016

Gov. McAuliffe Announces Toll Relief Program for Norfolk and Portsmouth Residents
Program to help ease the burden of Elizabeth River Tunnels tolls on residents most financially impacted

PORTSMOUTH – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Norfolk and Portsmouth residents will soon receive help paying tolls through the Elizabeth River Tunnels. Toll Relief, the first program of its kind in the nation, will provide meaningful financial relief to qualified Norfolk and Portsmouth residents who travel the Elizabeth River Tunnels.

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