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Tamara Rollison 804-786-2715


June 14, 2016

$14.4 billion in road, bridge, rail and public transportation improvements; board also approves VDOT’s $5.4 billion annual budget

RICHMOND - The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved today the latest Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP), which allocates $14.4 billion to transportation projects over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2016. Projects include highway, road, bridge, rail, transit, bicycle/pedestrian paths and other transportation improvements across the state.

The SYIP provides funding to more than 3,200 transportation projects to improve the state’s infrastructure. For the first time the program includes projects that were scored and approved for full funding under the prioritization process passed by the General Assembly in 2014. This process is now called SMART SCALE, Funding the Right Transportation Projects in Virginia. (Access link to view the Governor’s release.)

FY 2017-2022 Six-Year Improvement Program breakdown:

$10.7 billion – Highway construction

$3.7 billion – Rail and public transportation

$14.4 billion – Total six-year program

VDOT’s Annual Budget for FY 2017  

The Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) annual budget for Fiscal Year 2017 is $5.4 billion, representing an 0.8 percent increase from the revised FY 2016 budget.  The growth over the previous year is primarily driven by additional federal funding and revenue dedicated to the Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund.  The annual budget is based on the most recent official state revenue forecast from February 2016 and estimated federal funding.

Funds that will be provided for highway maintenance and operations represent nearly 40 percent of the total budget, followed by nearly 35 percent for highway construction.

Smaller portions of the budget are directed to address the needs and requirements of debt service, support to other agencies, tolls, administration, and other programs.

The breakdown:

$352 million – Debt Service

$2.127 billion – Road maintenance and operations (includes city and county street payments)

$513.3 million – Support to other agencies, tolls, administration and other programs

$1.869 billion – Construction

$496.1 million – Funding dedicated to Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads Regions for local and regional transportation projects

$5.35 billion – Total VDOT annual budget



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