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HeadlinesSept. 28, 2017
11th ANNUAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY IS OCT. 4
VDOT’S Safe Routes to School Program awards more than $900,000
RICHMOND, Virginia – Children will be using foot-power to get to class during events planned across the state to celebrate the 11th annual Walk to School Day (WTSD) in Virginia on Oct. 4.
Sept. 20, 2017
CTB AWARDS TWO CONTRACTS WORTH $18.7 MILLION
Backlick Road bridge in Fairfax County will be replaced as part of the Atlantic Gateway Project
RESTON, Virginia – The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved two contracts at their monthly meeting today totaling $18.7 million for maintenance and construction projects in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Salem and Northern Virginia districts.
Aug. 29, 2017
PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT FOR TRANSPORTATION INITIATIVES
Public meetings to be held August through October
Update, Aug. 31, 2017: Today's Bristol District meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
RICHMOND, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will hold nine public meetings across the commonwealth from August through October on various transportation initiatives, including proposed changes to Virginia’s project prioritization process (known as SMART SCALE), recently funded projects in the Six-Year Improvement Program, Virginia’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, VTrans Multimodal Transportation Plan, scenario planning, freight plans, and planning for round three of SMART SCALE.
VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES FOR LABOR DAY TRAVEL
Check 511 for current traffic conditions across the state.
RICHMOND, Virginia – The Virginia Department of Transportation is lifting lane closures where possible during the Labor Day weekend to make your end-of-summer adventures easier. VDOT also offers tools to help you plan your trip – real-time traffic information can be found at 511Virginia.org.
VDOT LAUNCHES SMARTERROADS
New Online Data Portal Provides Easy, Free Access to VDOT Information
RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has launched “SmarterRoads” (www.SmarterRoads.org), a new cloud based data portal initiative that provides free, widespread access to a wealth of VDOT information to anyone interested in creating value-added transportation applications and products for end users. SmarterRoads provides direct access to roadway and transportation information – beyond currently available VDOT traffic operations data – in one portal site.
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.
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.