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HeadlinesApril 19, 2018
AGENCY PARTNERSHIP RECOGNIZED, CONTRACTS AWARDED AT APRIL COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD MEETING
Approximately $20.2 million in contracts and grants awarded for VDOT, DRPT projects
RICHMOND, Virginia – At its monthly meeting this week, the Commonwealth Transportation Board approved $20.2 million in contracts for projects by both the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation and recognized several agencies for work on Highway Safety Month, an initiative designated for April by Gov. Ralph Northam.
Commonwealth Transportation Board Invites Public Feedback on Transportation Projects
Provide input on projects that are recommended for funding at public meetings, online, email and mail
RICHMOND, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will be hosting meetings across the commonwealth and is inviting the public to share feedback on transportation projects that have been recommended for funding. Members of the community may participate by attending public meetings or submitting comments online, by email or mail.
VDOT PROMOTES SAFETY FOR NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS WEEK APRIL 9-13
National theme is Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility
RICHMOND, Virginia – The latest work zone crash stats are in, and the numbers are headed in a dangerous direction. Last year, the Virginia Department of Transportation recorded 2,666 work zone crashes resulting in 1,329 injuries and 12 fatalities – an increase from 2016. The 2017 numbers increased nearly 10 percent, reversing a downward trend in incidents recorded between 2014 and 2016, which had previously fallen over 40 percent.
VDOT NAMES NEW HAMPTON ROADS DISTRICT ENGINEER
Christopher G. Hall to oversee roadway construction, maintenance and operations in nine Eastern Virginia counties
RICHMOND, Virginia — Following a nationwide search, Virginia Department of Transportation Commissioner Stephen C. Brich announces that Christopher G. Hall has been selected as the new Hampton Roads district engineer.
Gov. Northam Designates April As Highway Safety Month In The Commonwealth
Governor Directs Transportation And Public Safety Agencies To Join Forces For High-Visibility Effort To Reduce Fatalities
RICHMOND – Gov. Ralph Northam today designated April in Virginia as Highway Safety Month. With highway fatalities alarmingly on the rise in the commonwealth and nationwide, Gov. Northam called on his public safety and transportation agencies to coordinate efforts to elevate awareness to save lives.