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Sept. 19, 2018

THE COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD ANNOUNCES RECORD NUMBER OF SMART SCALE APPLICATIONS

STAUNTON, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) announced today that the data-driven SMART SCALE project prioritization process reached new benchmarks as localities and planning organizations submitted the highest number of applications to date. Statewide, 468 applications were submitted, for a total requested amount of approximately $7 billion to support an initial total project value of $12.4 billion. The application intake period closed Aug. 8, which now makes way for detailed project screening and validation.

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Sept. 18, 2018

THIRD SERIES OF MEETINGS PLANNED ON INTERSTATE 81 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Public input invited on recommended project packages along the corridor; meeting held in conjunction with regularly-scheduled fall meetings on prioritizing transportation projects

RICHMOND, Va. – The Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation continue to study the entire length of the Interstate 81 corridor in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in accordance with Senate Bill 971 (now 2018 Acts of Assembly Chapter 743). The study team has scheduled the third and final series of meetings for October, which will focus on recommended project packages and revenue sources. 

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Sept. 17, 2018

MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IN VIRGINIA AND AVOID TRAVEL IN NORTH CAROLINA
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RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) advises motorists to monitor weather and road conditions as the remnants of Tropical Depression Florence continue to bring rain, thunderstorms and tornado threats to parts of the Commonwealth. Drivers should exercise caution as recent rain and ground saturation have resulted in flooded roads and downed trees.

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Sept. 12, 2018

PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON PRIORITIZING TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Public meetings planned statewide from October through November

RICHMOND, Virginia – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will hold nine meetings across the commonwealth from October through November at which the public will have the opportunity to get the latest information, ask questions, and provide input on the prioritization of transportation projects.

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Sept. 13, 2018

VDOT READY TO RESPOND TO EFFECTS FROM HURRICANE FLORENCE
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RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is ready to deploy crews statewide ahead of effects from Hurricane Florence, as needed. Crews are closely monitoring the storm’s first wind gusts and rain bands as they approach the Commonwealth late Thursday and early Friday.

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Sept. 12, 2018

VDOT: PREPARE TO AVOID TRAVEL AS HURRICANE FLORENCE APPROACHES
Effects of Hurricane Florence may bring high winds, flooding rains across the commonwealth

RICHMOND, Va. – With Hurricane Florence shifting in track and potential impacts, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is encouraging the public across the commonwealth to make preparations to avoid travel and expect the unexpected. Portions of Virginia are now under tropical storm advisories.

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Sept. 10, 2018

VDOT PREPARED FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE
Pay close attention to local forecasts and official announcements for safety messages

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

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