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HeadlinesOct. 1, 2015
VDOT CREWS ARE WELL PREPARED FOR MORE RAIN, POSSIBLE HURRICANE
Motorists are urged to prepare and limit travel during the height of the storm
RICHMOND – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are prepared and stand ready across the state to respond to any unsafe traveling conditions and damage resulting from another round of forecasted heavy rainfall and the possibility of impacts from Hurricane Joaquin.
Sep. 30, 2015
FALLEN LEAVES, HEAVY RAIN PRESENT DRAINAGE CHALLENGES
VDOT, property owners share responsibility in avoiding flooded roadways
RICHMOND - Autumn is hurricane season and when you add fallen leaves to the mix, new challenges arise in maintaining good drainage for Virginia’s roads.
As the Commonwealth prepares for the onset of a potentially substantial rain event over the next few days, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reminds property owners the importance of maintaining good drainage practices.
Sep. 29, 2015
VDOT’S POLLINATOR HABITAT PROGRAM MOVES TOWARD STATEWIDE IMPLEMENTATION
More than 8,000 pollinator-friendly plants added at Dale City Rest Area; Seeding projects completed in southwestern Virginia
DALE CITY- Monarch butterflies appear to flutter carefree with the breeze, but their survival is under constant threat due to dwindling habitats and food supplies.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Dominion Virginia Power teamed up with the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, Native Plant Society and Valley Land on Tuesday to plant more than 8,000 pollinator-friendly plants at the Dale City Rest Area on Interstate 95 north in Northern Virginia. This project is part of VDOT’s Pollinator Habitat Program, which aims to create “waystations” or refuges for Monarch butterflies and other threatened pollinators.
Sep. 8, 2015
Gov. McAuliffe Kicks Off Construction for Widening I-64 on the Peninsula in Hampton Roads
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today construction has started on the first of three segments to widen Interstate 64. The first segment is a $122 million project that will add a lane and shoulder in each direction for 5.6 miles between Jefferson Avenue and Yorktown Road. About 100,000 vehicles travel this section every day.
Aug. 14, 2015
PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD ON P3 PROCUREMENT OPTION FOR I-66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY IMPROVEMENTS
Meeting held Aug. 17 in Richmond
RICHMOND – Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne has called a meeting of the Transportation Public-Private Partnership Advisory Committee to determine whether or not to affirm the Finding of Public Interest signed by Virginia Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick. If the committee affirms the commissioner’s decision, the project will advance to procurement.
Jul. 15, 2015
CTB AWARDS CONTRACT WORTH $6.3 MILLION TO IMPROVE ACCOMACK COUNTY ROAD
RICHMOND, Va. – At its monthly meeting today, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a contract worth approximately $6.3 million to improve a road in Accomack County.