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HeadlinesApril 7, 2014
DO YOUR PART TO KEEP WORK ZONES SAFE
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 7-11; VDOT to hold a vigil for workers who lost their lives in work zone crashes
RICHMOND — April marks the start of highway construction season and that means more work zones. During Work Zone Awareness Week, observed this year from April 7 to 11, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) joins the highway contracting community and local, state, and federal transportation officials to educate motorists about the potential dangers we all face while driving through highway work zones.
This year’s national theme – “Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake” – emphasizes the potential costs of speeding, especially during the busy roadway construction season.
April 3, 2014
GOVERNOR MCAULIFFE SIGNS INTO LAW THE HAMPTON ROADS TRANSPORTATION ACCOUNTABILITY COMMISSION
Elected officials representing the Hampton Roads region to make transportation decision and be held accountable for them
Governor Terry McAuliffe signed into law today the establishment of the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission.Comprised of locally elected officials, the commission will have the organizational structure and leadership in place to determine how new regional money - $200 million annually - will be invested in transportation projects. The new funding is part of the transportation funding package passed by the General Assembly last year.
March 20, 2014
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS FIVE CONTRACTS WORTH $72.7 MILLION
RICHMOND – Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) Wednesday awarded five contracts worth $72.7 million for new construction and paving projects.
The projects will improve traffic flow, benefit safety and extend the life of the state’s transportation infrastructure.
March 14, 2014
SECRETARY LAYNE TO CONVENE ROUTE 29 ADVISORY PANEL
Panel will be chaired by former VDOT Commissioner Philip Shucet
Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne announced today that he will assemble an advisory panel to assist with the development of a plan to guide improvements along the Route 29 corridor in the Charlottesville region. The group will include local and regional officials.