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July 10, 2019

Public Feedback Invited on Interstate 95 Corridor Improvement Study
Provide input online or in person at meetings planned along corridor through fall 2019

RICHMOND, Va. – The Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, under the leadership of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB), are developing a plan to study Virginia’s 179 miles of the Interstate 95 corridor between the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Alexandria, Virginia and the North Carolina border. The public is invited to attend a series of in-person meetings between summer and fall 2019. An online engagement tool will be available for those interested to learn more details and provide input throughout the study’s duration.

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July 1, 2019

VDOT Expands Safety Service Patrol Coverage Along Interstate 81
Expansion efforts follow new, historic funding made available for improvements to I-81

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is expanding coverage of its Safety Service Patrols (SSP) beginning Monday, July 1. Enhanced coverage will benefit motorists using Interstates 81 and 66 in western Virginia and will improve patrols and response times on both interstates. The new expansion efforts follow the 2018 Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Plan and historic funding made available during the 2019 reconvened session of the General Assembly.

June 25, 2019

VDOT ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF ENGINEER
Barton A. Thrasher, P.E., will lead the agency’s engineering programs and strategy

RICHMOND, Va. — Following a comprehensive search, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner Stephen C. Brich, P.E., announced today that Barton A. Thrasher, P.E., (right) has been selected as the agency’s new chief engineer. Thrasher brings over 25 years of transportation expertise, including experience from previous roles as VDOT’s statewide location and design engineer and the Richmond District engineer.

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June 19, 2019

CTB Approves FY 2020-2025 Six-Year Improvement Program, Adopts Safety Performance Targets, and Invests in Rail Industrial Access Project

RICHMOND, VA – At its June meeting, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budgets for the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), as well as the FY 2020-2025 Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP), which allocated a record $22.9 billion to highway, rail, and public transportation projects over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2019.

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