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HeadlinesApril 19, 2017
CTB AWARDS TWO CONTRACTS WORTH $69.6 MILLION
Route 220 in Botetourt County will receive safety improvements
RICHMOND, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved two contracts at their monthly meeting today totaling $69.6 million for maintenance and construction projects in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Salem and Northern Virginia districts.
VDOT SELECTS NEW CHIEF OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
Cary to Lead Agency into the Future of Transportation
RICHMOND, Virginia – Virginia Department of Transportation Commissioner Charles Kilpatrick, P.E., today announced that Robert H. Cary, P.E., L.S. will be the agency’s new Chief of Innovation and Technology.
VDOT, FAMILY TO HONOR FALLEN HIGHWAY WORKER AT WORKERS’ MEMORIAL VIGIL TONIGHT ON AFTON MOUNTAIN
VDOT veteran’s name added to memorial this year
COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. — Nearly 60 years following a tragic work zone crash in Prince George County, a new name has been engraved on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Workers’ Memorial on Afton Mountain in Albemarle County. On Oct. 23, 1959, Robert James Butler, a Disputanta native, was working as a highway foreman when he was struck and killed by an errant vehicle. After recently learning the details of his death, VDOT staff added Butler’s name among the other 134 etched in the granite memorial.
VDOT ANNOUNCES NEW RICHMOND DISTRICT ENGINEER
Bart Thrasher to oversee construction, maintenance and operations for roads in 14 counties
RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation Commissioner Charles Kilpatrick, P.E., announced that Bart A. Thrasher, P.E., will be the agency’s new Richmond District Engineer.
PARTNER WITH VDOT FOR SAFETY IN WORK ZONES
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 3-7
RICHMOND, Virginia – Hundreds of highway work zones are active every spring across the commonwealth, and they can be dangerous places for motorists and crew members. The Virginia Department of Transportation will take part in National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 3-7, to remind drivers that caution and vigilance are essential for safety on both sides of the orange cones.
“ROAD WORK AHEAD” TRAINING SYMPOSIUM PROPELS DBE FIRMS
The Virginia Department of Transportation promotes partnerships to create contract opportunities
Richmond, Va. – More than 300 people attended the 2017 Virginia Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Transportation Training Symposium, “Road Work Ahead,” hosted by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Transportation DBE Advisory Committee on March 8 and 9. DBE firms were provided the chance to learn about trends and best practices of the transportation industry, and develop and advance valuable partnerships.