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HeadlinesOct. 18, 2018
OH, DEER! AUTUMN MONTHS MEAN GREATER CHANCE OF ANIMAL COLLISIONS
VDOT’s changeable message signs and fencing on I-64 have resulted in decreased incidents
RICHMOND, Virginia – When the leaves start to fall, deer become more active. It’s mating season, and that means that the chances of a run-in between a deer and vehicle increases. The greatest likelihood of collisions with animals occurs from October through December.
Oct. 17, 2018
HOT OFF THE PRESS: VIRGINIA’S NEWEST OFFICIAL STATE TRANSPORTATION MAP IS HERE
State map highlights a treasure trove of Virginia’s natural wonders
RICHMOND, Va. – Adventure awaits Virginians this fall as the newest official state transportation map is fresh off the press and available at welcome centers across the Commonwealth. Created by the Virginia Department of Transportation, the map is Virginia’s official source for updated information about roads and travel. The latest edition showcases Virginia’s treasured natural wonders and can be your favorite unplugged tool to navigate to your next destination.
VDOT PREPARED FOR EFFECTS OF TROPICAL MICHAEL; MOTORISTS SHOULD PLAN TO ALTER THURSDAY EVENING TRAVEL
Pay close attention to local forecasts and official announcements for safety messages
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is finalizing preparations ahead of effects from Tropical Storm Michael, and crews stand ready to respond to any unsafe travel conditions or damage resulting from the storm. With heavy rain and wind gusts forecasted to begin in parts of the Commonwealth early Thursday afternoon, travelers are encouraged to plan ahead for changing road conditions. The storm could cause downed trees, debris in roadways and high water.
ANNUAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY SET FOR OCT. 10
VDOT’s Safe Routes to School program awards more than $900,000 to schools
RICHMOND, Virginia – In an effort to promote wellness and safe pedestrian connectivity near schools, students across Virginia will be walking to school during the 12th annual Walk to School Day (WTSD), which takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 10. This year, more than 350 schools are participating in a WTSD activity surpassing last year's record of 326 events. More are expected to join throughout October.
Sep. 19, 2018
THE COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD ANNOUNCES RECORD NUMBER OF SMART SCALE APPLICATIONS
STAUNTON, Va. – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) announced today that the data-driven SMART SCALE project prioritization process reached new benchmarks as localities and planning organizations submitted the highest number of applications to date. Statewide, 468 applications were submitted, for a total requested amount of approximately $7 billion to support an initial total project value of $12.4 billion. The application intake period closed Aug. 8, which now makes way for detailed project screening and validation.