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HeadlinesAugust 9, 2017
Governor McAuliffe Breaks Ground on I-395 Express Lanes Extension
Reliable and faster travel choices coming on I-395 Corridor
RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe today joined the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its private partner and operator of the I-95 Express Lanes, Transurban, to break ground on the start of construction of an eight-mile extension of the I-395 Express Lanes from Turkeycock Run near Edsall Road in Alexandria to the Washington, D.C. border. The project provides more options for faster and more reliable travel in one of the most heavily traveled corridors in the country and expands the region’s network of express lanes. The project includes a long-term investment in transit for the corridor, through a yearly payment of $15 million (to be escalated annually) that will be paid by Transurban to the Commonwealth. This annual transit payment will support transit and multimodal initiatives benefitting the corridor.
June 21, 2017
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD APPROVES SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
$18.6 billion in road, bridge, rail and public transportation improvements; board also approves VDOT and DRPT’s annual budgets
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved today the latest Six-Year Improvement Program for the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, which allocates $18.6 billion to transportation projects over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2017. Projects include highway, road, bridge, rail, transit, bicycle/pedestrian paths and other transportation improvements across the state.
May 26, 2017
MOVING TOWARD VISION ZERO
Virginia Highway Safety Summit aimed to reduce traffic fatalities, injuries
RICHMOND, Virginia – Leaders from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Virginia State Police (VSP) came together with hundreds of traffic safety professionals last week at the DMV organized 2017 Virginia Highway Safety Summit in Richmond to help move Virginia toward a vision of zero roadway fatalities.