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HeadlinesDec. 3, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces Major Step Forward in Widening I-64 from Richmond to Newport News
Final Environmental Impact Statement Approved by Federal Government
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell announced today a significant development to ease congestion and increase safety on I-64 in the Hampton Roads and Richmond regions. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has signed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), which supports the future widening of 75 miles of I-64 from I-95 in Richmond to I-664 in Hampton. As a result of new transportation funding passed by the General Assembly earlier this year, about $100 million is currently now available to widen a section of I-64 in Newport News.
Nov. 26, 2013
Governor McDonnell to Host Statewide Transportation Conference "Road to the Future"
Conference will showcase Virginia's Transportation Agencies and Programs
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that he will host the 2013 Governor's Transportation Conference, themed "Road to the Future," on December 4 - 6. The conference, which will highlight Virginia's continued move towards improvements and expansion of the Commonwealth's multi-modal transportation system, will be held at the Richmond Convention Center. Governor McDonnell will address attendees at the opening session of the conference on Wednesday, December 4 at 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 22, 2013
Governor McDonnell Announces Important Milestone to Advance Interstate 66 Improvements
Tier 1 EIS approved by Feds; Commonwealth Transportation Board to select one or more concepts next month
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that the first step in making major improvements to one of the most congested corridors in the Commonwealth has been approved. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a record of decision on the 25-mile Tier 1 environmental impact statement (EIS) study of Interstate 66 from the Capital Beltway to Haymarket, clearing the way for the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to select one or more of the final ten concepts for detailed analysis.
Nov. 14, 2013
Governor McDonnell Opens the New Four-Lane Gilmerton Bridge in Chesapeake
CHESAPEAKE - Governor Bob McDonnell announced today the opening of the new four-lane Gilmerton Bridge on Military Highway in Chesapeake, one of the most innovative bridge replacement projects in the state. The new $140 million vertical lift bridge, which replaced the former double-leaf bascule bridge built in 1938, will ease traffic congestion for the 35,000 vehicles that use the bridge daily and provide taller clearance for ships.
Nov. 13, 2013
VDOT PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER
RICHMOND – No matter how much snow and ice Virginia gets this winter, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are prepared to clear the roads so motorists can safely get where they need to be.
Oct. 31, 2013
GOV. MCDONNELL APPLAUDS TODAY'S STATE SUPREME COURT RULING: ELIZABETH RIVER TUNNELS PROJECT MOVES AHEAD TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION IN HAMPTON ROADS REGION
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that the Elizabeth River Tunnels Project will move ahead as a tolled facility following the Supreme Court of Virginia’s ruling in the Danny Meeks, et al. v. Virginia Department of Transportation, et al. litigation. The project will build a second Midtown Tunnel, rehabilitate the existing Midtown and Downtown tunnels and extend the Martin Luther King Boulevard.