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May 14, 2012



COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD TO HOLD MAY MEETING IN BRISTOL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT
CTB meeting May 16 at 8:30 a.m.; media availability with transportation leaders at 11:30 a.m.

BRISTOL — Transportation decision makers from throughout Virginia will meet in Abingdon this week to tour local projects and hold their monthly business meeting.  The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will hold the meeting at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon May 16 at 8:30 a.m.

Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton, VDOT Commissioner Greg A. Whirley, Department of Rail and Public Transportation Director Thelma D. Drake, CTB Member Jim Bowie and At-Large Rural CTB Member James Keen will hold a media availability at 11:30 a.m. to discuss transportation priorities in southwestern Virginia. 

The Fiscal Year 2013 draft of Virginia’s Six-Year Improvement Plan has over $143 million in projects allocated for the 12-county Bristol Transportation District. The current plan also shows over $568 million in allocations between FY2013-2018.

Key Bristol District projects include Coalfields Expressway in Wise, Dickenson and Buchanan counties; Interstate 81 Exit 7 and Exit 14 interchange improvements; Corridor Q projects such as the Route 460 Connector in Buchanan County; Route 58 widening between Abingdon and Damascus; and Route 11 in the City of Bristol and Washington County. 

Appointed by the governor, the 17-member CTB establishes the administrative policies for Virginia’s Transportation system.  he CTB allocates highway funding to specific projects, locates routes and provides funding for airports, seaports and public transportation.

Information about the CTB can be viewed at www.ctb.virginia.gov.

 

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