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Nov. 25, 2014

WINTER WEATHER MAY EFFECT THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TRAVEL
Motorists urged to monitor weather and changing road conditions before and during travels

RICHMOND, Va. – Winter weather is expected in Virginia during the busiest travel day of the year. Snow and mixed precipitation is anticipated to impact portions of Virginia in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 26, and continue through the morning of Thursday, Nov. 27. The Virginia Department of Transportation urges motorists to monitor weather reports, adjust travel schedules and avoid driving in potentially slick and icy conditions.

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Nov. 19, 2014

VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES FOR THANKSGIVING TRAVEL
Use travel-trend map showing past holiday congestion to plan this year’s trip

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is prepared for increased traffic that’s expected during the Thanksgiving holiday and has several online tools to help motorists plan their trips.

VDOT is suspending highway work zones during the five-day peak Thanksgiving travel period to reduce congestion on interstates and highways. Lane closures will be lifted on most major roads in Virginia from noon Wednesday, Nov. 26, until noon Monday, Dec. 1. 

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Nov. 12, 2014

COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD ADOPTS REVISED $13.2 BILLION TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
Program adjusted for project scoring

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) adjusted the FY 2015-2020 Six-Year Improvement Program today in part to identify a group of projects that will be scored under House Bill 2. The new law requires projects to be scored using a consistent and objective analysis. Once the projects are scored, the CTB then selects projects for funding.

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Nov. 12, 2014

COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD ADOPTS P3 REFORMS

The Commonwealth Transportation Board today approved reforms to increase transparency and competition and to better evaluate the public’s risk for transportation projects delivered under the Public Private Transportation Act, also known as the P3 process.  The reforms are outlined in new guidelines following a six-month long public outreach effort that resulted in suggestions for improvements from more than 100 individuals, companies and organizations.

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Oct. 27, 2014

VDOT’S WINTER BUDGET, EQUIPMENT IN PLACE
Agency Estimates $145.5 Million Available for Statewide Snow Removal

RICHMOND, Va. – Ready for winter again this year? The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is. VDOT has its initial budgets, materials, equipment and staffing in place across the state in preparation for whatever this year’s weather brings to keep your roads clear. Last winter proved that weather patterns pay no attention to the calendar, with snow on the ground in various parts of the state from late October into early April.

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