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August 3, 2020

VDOT IS PREPARED FOR ISAIAS
Be weather aware and stay tuned to local announcements and safety messages

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is prepared to keep Virginia roads safe ahead of forecasted effects of Tropical Storm Isaias. Crews across the state stand ready to respond to any unsafe traveling conditions and damage resulting from the storm.

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July 31, 2020

Jamestown-Scotland Ferry Awarded More than $4 Million from U.S. Department of Transportation

Surry, VA – The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT’s) Jamestown-Scotland Ferry Facility received $4.19 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Passenger Ferry Grant Program to help improve passenger safety and modernize the ferry slips in Surry County and Jamestown.

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July 28, 2020

VDOT AWARDED MORE THAN $4.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL GRANTS
Federal dollars will support development of data-driven solutions to improve transportation and create safer intersections

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) was recently awarded two federal grants totaling more than $4.5 million to enhance safety, improve congestion and incident management, and predict parking availability.

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July 24, 2020

VDOT LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE SUPPORTING I-81 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS
VDOT Launches New Website Supporting I-81 Corridor Improvements

RICHMOND, Va. – As part of Virginia’s $2 billion Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Program, the Virginia Department of Transportation has launched a new website detailing projects that are underway and planned.  As most jurisdictions in the Commonwealth have entered Phase Three of the “Forward Virginia” plan for easing health restrictions due to the coronavirus, traffic volume is beginning to increase on our roadways.

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July 21, 2020

PUBLIC FEEDBACK INVITED ON INTERSTATE 64-664 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT STUDY
Provide input online in the first of two comment opportunities planned through fall 2020

RICHMOND, VA  The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB), with support from the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), will study Virginia’s 320 miles of the Interstates 64 and 664 corridors between the West Virginia state line and the Hampton Roads region, and is seeking feedback from the public to identify needed improvements and potential solutions along the corridor.

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July 7, 2020

VDOT AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS CREATE TRANSPORTATION JOB BOARD

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), along with their partners in the transportation construction industry – including the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) and the Virginia Asphalt Association (VAA) – announced an initiative to connect Virginians with available jobs through the Virginia Transportation Construction Job Board. 

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