The Future of Transportation in Virginia

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The Virginia Department of Transportation conducts numerous projects and studies to determine the need, costs and impacts of proposed highway projects across the commonwealth. These projects are financed through the Six-Year Improvement Program. Learn more about how the projects are financed.

Projects and Studies by Region

Projects and Studies by Corridor


Notable Projects and Initiatives

Project Pipeline: A performance-based planning program to identify cost-effective solutions to multimodal transportation needs in Virginia. 

SMART SCALE: SMART SCALE equitably matches funds to projects in areas in need statewide.

State of Good Repair: The State of Good Repair program provides funding for deteriorated pavements and bridges in Poor Condition (Structurally Deficient). 

Paving Schedule: Find out where paving has been scheduled in your area. 

Interstate 95 Corridor Improvement Plan: An I-95 study to improve specific segments of the corridor.

Improve 95 in Fredericksburg: Seven projects are underway to unlock gridlock on I-95 in Fredericksburg. 

I-64 / I-264 Interchange Improvements: Improvements to this busy interchange will provide additional capacity and reduce congestion while improving safety in Southside Hampton Roads. 

I-64 Express Lanes: Express Lanes are coming to help ease traffic in Hampton Roads. 

I-64 Widening: The Interstate 64 Widening Project will reduce congestion along one of the most heavily traveled highways on the Virginia Peninsula. 

I-64 / I-664 Corridor Improvement Study: The potential solutions under consideration in the I-64/I-664 Corridor Improvement Plan. 

I-495 Southside Express Lanes Study: Environmental study to potentially extend the express lanes system on the southern section of I-495 (Capital Beltway) 

I-495 Northern Extension: An environmental project is under way to extend the 495 Express Lanes. 

Transform 66: On Interstate 66 Outside and Inside the Beltway in Northern Virginia, work is underway to implement multimodal improvements with new travel choices.

I-81 Improvement Program: Running through the VDOT Bristol, Salem and Staunton districts. 

Connect Route 7: Route 7 improvements will ease congestion, increase capacity, improve safety, and expand mobility for cyclists and pedestrians. 

Hampton Roads Crossing Study: VDOT and the Federal Highway Administration conducted a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to reevaluate the Hampton Roads Crossing Study. 

HRBT Expansion: This project will expand the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and I-64 in Hampton and Norfolk to increase capacity and ease congestion. 

Route 29 Solutions: Eight projects to improve travel on the busiest north-south corridor in the Charlottesville / Albemarle County region. 


Transportation Planning

Engineering and Studies

Transportation Program

Culpeper Bristol Fredericksburg Hampton Roads Northern Virginia Lynchburg Richmond Salem Staunton

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