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News Releases - Statewide

Oct. 17, 2019
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD ADVANCES 31 INTERSTATE 81 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PROJECTS
FY 2020-25 SYIP amendments accelerate delivery of critical projects and services

Oct. 11, 2019
VDOT NAMES NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Laura Farmer will manage the agency’s $6.4 billion annual budget and associated programs

Oct. 2, 2019
ANNUAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY IS OCTOBER 2
VDOT’s Safe Routes to School program awards nearly $1 million to support safety programs and improvements

Sept. 30, 2019
VDOT ANNOUNCES NEW RICHMOND DISTRICT ENGINEER
Shane Mann, P.E., will lead construction, maintenance and operations of nearly 19,000 lane miles

Sept. 30, 2019
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD INVITES PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT VIRGINIA
Share comments at public meetings, online, by email, and by mail

Sept. 27, 2019
PUBLIC FEEDBACK INVITED ON INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT STUDY
Provide input online or in person at meetings planned along corridor through fall 2019

Sept. 27, 2019
PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND SECOND INTERSTATE 81 ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
October meeting to recommend implementation schedule for the I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan

Sept. 18, 2019
VDOT ANNOUNCES NEW INTERSTATE 81 PROGRAM DELIVERY DIRECTOR
Dave Covington, P.E., will oversee implementation of projects identified in the I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan

Sept. 18, 2019
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD APPROVES FUNDING TO ACCELERATE HIGHWAY SAFETY INITIATIVES, AUTHORIZES PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT ON ROUTE 28/DULLES TOLL ROAD STUDY

Sept. 5, 2019
VDOT and DMV Notify Customers with Clean Special Fuel License Plates of Changes to High-Occupancy Vehicle Lane Use

Sept. 5, 2019
VDOT CONTINUES PREP FOR HURRICANE DORIAN: HEAVY WIND, RAINFALL, FLOODING COULD OCCUR IN SOUTHEASTERN, COASTAL VIRGINIA
Regions could see impacts beginning Thursday night

Sept. 4, 2019
VDOT IS PREPARED FOR HURRICANE DORIAN
Be weather aware and stay tuned for official announcements and safety messages

Aug. 26, 2019
VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES TO EASE LABOR DAY TRAVEL
Travel-trends map and 511 app can help with travel planning

Aug. 20, 2019
VIRGINIA HONORED WITH TWO AMERICA’S TRANSPORTATION AWARDS FOR THE PULSE BUS RAPID TRANSIT PROJECT, NEW TOWING RESPONSE PROGRAM

Aug. 7, 2019
PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND INTERSTATE 81 ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
August meeting to prioritize implementation schedule for the I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan

July 29, 2019
VDOT ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF OF MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS
Kevin Gregg will lead the agency’s maintenance and operations programs and strategy

July 10, 2019
PUBLIC FEEDBACK INVITED ON INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT STUDY
Provide input online or in person at meetings planned along corridor through fall 2019

July 1, 2019
VDOT EXPANDS SAFETY SERVICE PATROL COVERAGE ALONG INTERSTATE 81
Expansion efforts follow new, historic funding made available for improvements to I-81

June 26, 2019
VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES TO EASE JULY 4 TRAVEL
Know before you go with VDOT’s travel-trends map and 511 app

June 25, 2019
VDOT ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF ENGINEER
Barton A. Thrasher, P.E., will lead the agency’s engineering programs and strategy

June 21, 2019
VDOT CELEBRATES VIRGINIA POLLINATOR WEEK 
Statewide program expands pollinator-friendly plantings
 Protects habitats at rest areas and along roadsides

June 19, 2019
CTB APPROVES FY 2020-2025 SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, ADOPTS SAFETY PERFORMANCE TARGETS, AND INVESTS IN RAIL INDUSTRIAL ACCESS PROJECT

June 6, 2019
Virginia and Transurban Break Ground on “Fred Ex” 10-Mile Extension of Interstate 95 Express Lanes
Project will create faster, more reliable travel between Washington, D.C. and Fredericksburg

June 5, 2019
TRUCK-ONLY SAFETY REST AREA TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE ON INTERSTATE 95 NORTH IN DALE CITY
Northbound truck drivers should use the Ladysmith Safety Rest Area in Caroline County

May 17, 2019
READY, SET, SUMMER! MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND KICKS OFF BUSY TRAVEL SEASON
VDOT lifts lane closures to get you to summer fun faster and safer

May 15, 2019
CTB RENAMES JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY IN ARLINGTON COUNTY; NAMES AMHERST COUNTY BRIDGE AFTER FALLEN TROOPER; APPROVES ROUND 3 SMART SCALE CHANGES

May 8, 2019
PEDAL POWER! BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY IS MAY 8
May designated as Bike Month in Virginia; events planned across the state

April 16, 2019
VDOT ENHANCES WORK ZONE SAFETY WITH NEW PORTABLE TEMPORARY RUMBLE STRIPS
New devices will provide extra warning and protection for both road workers and travelers

April 15, 2019
VDOT LIFTING LANE CLOSURES TO EASE EASTER TRAVEL
511 app offers current traffic conditions and more

April 12, 2019
SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP CHANGES

April 10, 2019
CTB ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR STUDY

April 8, 2019
WORK ZONE SAFETY: VDOT REMINDS YOU TO DRIVE LIKE YOU WORK HERE
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 8-12, 2019

April 1, 2019
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD INVITES PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, INITIATIVES
Public encouraged to provide input on projects that are recommended for funding at public meetings, online, by email, and by mail

March 29, 2019
HISTORIC FINANCING AGREEMENT APPROVED FOR VIRGINIA’S LARGEST TRANSPORTATION PROJECT
Expansion of HRBT made possible through crucial regional cooperation

March 22, 2019
CTB TAKES CRITICAL STEPS ON HRBT EXPANSION PROJECT
Endorses Finding of Public Interest, authorizes PAFA, approves funding for southern trestles

Feb. 21, 2019
VDOT, Audi, and TTS Bring Traffic Light Information Technology to Virginia
VDOT maintained traffic signal network now communicating with select Audi vehicles in the Northern Virginia area

Feb. 19, 2019
VDOT: BE PREPARED FOR RANGE OF WINTER WEATHER
Sleet, freezing rain, ice are possible. Plan travel around the storm, not during the storm.

Jan. 29, 2019
SNOW, EXTREME COLD COULD IMPACT TRAVEL
Watch local forecasts, conditions; be prepared to adjust plans accordingly for evening, morning commutes

Jan. 16, 2019
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD RELEASES DRAFT SMART SCALE PROJECT SCORES
Projects will be reviewed and scored for funding in June 2019

Jan. 13, 2019
VDOT: ADJUST TRAVEL FOR THE CONDITIONS DURING WINTRY WEATHER
Plan travel around the storm in your area

Jan. 12, 2019
VDOT: PLAN TRAVEL AROUND WINTER STORM, NOT DURING
More winter weather moving across the Commonwealth

Jan. 11, 2019
MOTORISTS: PREPARE FOR WINTER WEATHER THIS WEEKEND
Roads are pretreated and VDOT crews stand ready for the arrival of snow & ice

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