News Releases - Statewide

Aug. 31, 2015
COMMONWEALTH TAKES NEXT STEP ON I-66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY PROJECT
Draft Request for Qualifications posted for industry response

Aug. 28, 2015
VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND TRAVEL
View travel-trend maps from past Labor Day weekends to plan ahead

Aug. 17, 2015
COMMONWEALTH MOVING FORWARD TO DETERMINE BEST PROCUREMENT OPTION FOR I-66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY PROJECT
Independent committee gives the go-ahead to explore P3 options further, public-financed option remains viable alternative

Aug. 13, 2015
PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD ON P3 PROCUREMENT OPTION FOR I-66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY IMPROVEMENTS
Meeting held Aug. 17 in Richmond

July 15, 2015
CTB AWARDS CONTRACT WORTH $6.3 MILLION TO IMPROVE ACCOMACK COUNTY ROAD

July 15, 2015
VDOT SAFETY PROJECTS HELP REDUCE ROADWAY DEATHS AND INJURIES

July 15, 2015
COMMONWEALTH OUTLINES PROCESS FOR TRANSFORM66: OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY PROCUREMENT
Decision on Preferred Procurement Expected this December

July 15, 2015
FINAL ELEMENT PLACED FOR NEW MIDTOWN TUNNEL
New tunnel now connected to the Norfolk shoreline

July 10, 2015
Gov. McAuliffe Announces Deal Ensuring No Tolls on the MLK Freeway Extension in Portsmouth
Plans under way to ease tolling impacts on the Midtown and Downtown

July 2, 2015
Gov. McAuliffe Announces Settlement to Recover Taxpayer Dollars from Route 460 Contract

June 26, 2015
VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES FOR FOURTH OF JULY TRAVEL

June 18, 2015
CTB AWARDS 2 MAJOR CONTRACTS WORTH $48.5 MILLION
Projects will upgrade bridges in Fairfax, Nottoway counties

June 17, 2015
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD APPROVES SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
$13.3 billion in road, bridge, rail and public transportation improvements; board also approves VDOT’s $5.3 billion annual budget

June 17, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Data-Driven Scoring Process to Fund the Right Transportation Projects for Virginia

June 12, 2015
GOOD DRAINAGE: IT’S WHAT KEEPS VIRGINIA’S ROADSSAFE WHEN IT’S WET OUTSIDE
Property owners play crucial role to avoid stormwater from flooding roadways

June 2, 2015
TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY LAYNE ANNOUNCES PROCESS FOR PROCURING IMPROVEMENTS TO I-66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Commonwealth continues to conduct due diligence to ensure best deal for taxpayers

May 19, 2015
TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY LAYNE ANNOUNCES FUNDING OPTIONS TO TRANSFORM I-66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Presentation Includes Analysis Showing Lower Costs, Greater Benefits of Public Financing vs. Typical Public-Private Partnership Concession Option

May 15, 2015
START YOUR SUMMER WITH VDOT’S TRAVEL TOOLS
View travel trend maps from past Memorial Day weekends to plan ahead

May 12, 2015
VIRGINIA IS FRIENDLIEST BICYCLING STATE IN THE SOUTH
The commonwealth ranks 13th nationally according to the League of American Bicyclists

May 5, 2015
VIRGINIA TO OBSERVE NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY
More than 100 events expected at schools around state on May 6

April 30, 2015
PUBLIC FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON DRAFT P3 PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT GUIDELINES

April 15, 2015
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD RELEASES DRAFT SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
$12.9 billion in road, bridge rail and public transportation improvements; public hearings to be held

April 15, 2015
THE MCAULIFFE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES ROUTE 460 CONTRACT TO BE TERMINATED, PROJECT DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES

March 30, 2015
PUBLIC FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON P3 REFORMS

March 30, 2015
NEW INTERSTATE 77 TRAFFIC CAMERAS AVAILABLE on 511 VIRGINIA

March 20, 2015
NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK IS MARCH 23-27
Virginia hosts 2015 national event Tuesday, March 24 and memorial vigil Wednesday, March 25

March 19, 2015
SHAILENDRA PATEL HONORED WITH 2015 DESIGN-BUILD INSTITUTE OF AMERICA AWARD
​DBIA honors Patel for leadership in advancing design-build project delivery

March 18, 2015
CTB AWARDS 16 CONTRACTS WORTH $173.6 MILLION
Projects include new Blacksburg interchange, improvements at exit 150 on I-81

March 13, 2015
POTHOLES NO MATCH FOR VDOT’S REPAIR CREWS
Call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 800-367-7623 to report potholes or use online form

March 6, 2015
CREWS MAKING PROGRESS; EXPECT ICY ROADS TODAY
Drivers encouraged to delay travel

March 5, 2015
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS

March 5, 2015
VDOT CREWS DEPLOYED FOR RAIN, SLEET AND SNOW

March 4, 2015
RAIN, SLEET AND SNOW ON TAP THURSDAY: VDOT IS READY
Temperatures expected to remain below or at freezing through Friday

Feb. 26, 2015
WATCH OUT FOR SLICK AREAS AS TEMPERATURES DROP, CREWS CONTINUE WORK ON SECONDARY ROADS

Feb. 26, 2015
VDOT FOCUSES EFFORTS ON TREATING SECONDARY AND NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS

Feb. 26, 2015
VDOT TREATING AND PLOWING SNOW COVERED ROADS
Most snow falling in southern half of Virginia

Feb. 25, 2015
VDOT IS READY FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW
Crews, equipment and supplies deployed for a statewide snow storm

Feb. 21, 2015
VDOT CREWS WORKING TO KEEP ROADS SAFE DURING NEW WINTER STORM

Feb. 20, 2015
VDOT PREPARED FOR NEXT ROUND OF WINTER WEATHER
Avoid travel during weekend winter weather event

Feb. 18, 2015
VDOT CREWS FOCUSING ON SECONDARY ROADS AND NEIGHBORHOODS
Preparations for additional winter weather under way

Feb. 18, 2015
CTB AWARDS FIVE MAJOR CONTRACTS WORTH NEARLY $240 MILLION
Projects will improve U.S. 29 in Albemarle County; widen I-64 in Newport News

Feb. 18, 2015
CTB APPROVES LOCATION FOR U.S. 460 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS IN SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA

Feb. 18, 2015
TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS ROUTE 29 SOLUTIONS CONTRACT

Feb. 17, 2015
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE TO MAKE PROGRESS CLEARING ROADS STATEWIDE
Motorists should continue to use caution

Feb. 17, 2015
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE TO CLEAR AND TREAT ROADS STATEWIDE
Delay travel if necessary and use caution during morning commute

Feb. 16, 2015
VDOT CREWS OUT IN FORCE REMOVING SNOW STATEWIDE
Motorists urged to avoid travel tonight and tomorrow morning

Feb. 16, 2015
VDOT FULLY MOBILIZED FOR STATEWIDE SNOW STORM

Feb. 15, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces VDOT is in High Response Mode for Statewide Snow Storm to Impact Virginia Beginning Monday

Feb. 14, 2015
HIGH WINDS, EXTREME COLD AND SLICK ROADS 

Feb. 14, 2015
VDOT BRACES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY WINTER STORM
Watch for snow, high winds and extreme cold

Feb. 3, 2015
VDOT ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP FOR THE SALEM AND BRISTOL DISTRICTS
Two new district engineers selected to lead districts

Jan. 26, 2015
MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION WITH SNOWFALL EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING
VDOT crews to deploy throughout the state tonight

Jan. 14, 2015
CTB APPROVES 11 MAJOR CONTRACTS WORTH $141.5 MILLION
Projects include improving U.S. 29/250 interchange in Charlottesville

Jan. 14, 2015
CONDITIONS IMPROVE, BUT DRIVERS URGED TO USE CAUTION TODAY AND TONIGHT
VDOT crews continue to treat roads

Jan. 13, 2015
DRIVERS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION TONIGHT AND EARLY TOMORROW
VDOT crews are prepared statewide

Jan. 13, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Announces Transportation Reforms
A 21st century transportation system to support a New Virginia Economy

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

Jan. 9, 2015
NEW ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TOOL HELPS DISPOSE OF ROADKILL
VDOT opening animal-carcass composting facilities around Virginia

Jan. 6, 2015
Governor McAuliffe Unveils First “Welcome to Virginia” Sign at Dulles International Airport
Dulles sign part of new VDOT highway signage rollout, featuring signs at 105 interstate gateways

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