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Jan. 14, 2015

CTB APPROVES 11 MAJOR CONTRACTS WORTH $141.5 MILLION
Projects include improving U.S. 29/250 interchange in Charlottesville

RICHMOND, Va. – At its monthly meeting today, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded 11 contracts worth approximately $141.5 million for major infrastructure work.

The projects will improve mobility, enhance safety and extend the life of the state’s transportation network.

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Jan. 14, 2015

CONDITIONS IMPROVE, BUT DRIVERS URGED TO USE CAUTION TODAY AND TONIGHT
VDOT crews continue to treat roads

RICHMOND, Va. – As of noon today, most interstates and primary roads are clear or in minor condition. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews continue to plow roads in some areas and are applying sand and salt in others as necessary to improve traction and help melt ice.

VDOT will continue to monitor road conditions statewide and adjust resources as needed until all state-maintained roads are clear. As temperatures drop this afternoon and tonight, drivers are cautioned to be alert to refreezing as roads that are wet may become icy. Drivers should be especially careful on bridges, overpasses and low-lying areas.

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Jan. 13, 2015

DRIVERS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION TONIGHT AND EARLY TOMORROW
VDOT crews are prepared statewide

RICHMOND, Va. – According to weather forecasts, many areas across the state can expect sleet, freezing rain and icy conditions late tonight and early Wednesday. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have been preparing trucks and equipment for the approaching storm and are ready in the event travel is significantly affected.

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Jan. 13, 2015

Governor McAuliffe Announces Transportation Reforms
A 21st century transportation system to support a New Virginia Economy

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today legislation that would restore integrity to the state’s process to deliver projects under the Public Private Transportation Act and improve reliability for transportation funding distributions.  The legislative package continues the evolution of the administration’s transportation program to improve transparency and credibility in how taxpayer dollars are spent on transportation projects.

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Jan. 12, 2015

VDOT, FHWA AND U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS MAKE PROGRESS ON ENVIRONMENTAL WORK TO IMPROVE U.S. 460 CORRIDOR IN SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA
Recommended Preferred Alternative identified

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have identified an alternative that appears to be the Least Environmentally Damaging Practicable Alternative to improve the U.S. 460 corridor in southeastern Virginia.

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Jan. 9, 2015

NEW ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TOOL HELPS DISPOSE OF ROADKILL
VDOT opening animal-carcass composting facilities around Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia ranks among the top five states in the nation for deer-vehicle collisions – which means the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) must dispose of the thousands of carcasses littering state-maintained roads and adjacent rights of way following such a crash.

VDOT now has a new environmentally friendly tool – animal carcass composting – to help reduce some of the thousands of “deer mortalities” it has to haul away.

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