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Jan. 21, 2021

COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD RELEASES DRAFT SMART SCALE PROJECT SCORES
Priorities will be reviewed with final vote in June 2021

RICHMOND, Va. – At its January meeting, the Commonwealth Transportation (CTB) released scores for the fourth round of transportation projects to be evaluated under the SMART SCALE prioritization process. More than 400 applications were submitted by localities, metropolitan planning organizations, and other regional entities across the state, and 397 have been scored based on several key factors: safety, congestion reduction, accessibility to jobs and businesses, economic development, environmental impacts, and land use.  

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Dec. 30, 2020

Elizabeth River Crossings Sale to Abertis Infraestructuras Finalized

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) today announced that Abertis Infraestructuras, in consortium with Manulife Investment Management, has finalized the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Elizabeth River Crossings (ERC) from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II (“MIP II”) and Skanska. 

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Dec. 22, 2020

VIDEOS, PODCASTS AND NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHT INTERSTATE 81 IMPROVEMENTS

RICHMOND, Va. – There are three new ways to keep up with Improve81, the $2 billion capital improvement program for Interstate 81 in Virginia. The first in a series of videos, podcasts and newsletters are now available on the News & Multimedia page of Improve81.org.

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Dec. 15, 2020

WINTER STORM TO BRING ICE, SNOW, RAIN AND WIND TO VIRGINIA
Monitor local conditions; Storm expected to hit the Commonwealth early Wednesday

RICHMOND, Va. – Winter weather with statewide impacts is expected to start as early as overnight tonight. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is urging motorists to watch local forecasts and conditions, and be prepared to adjust travel as needed. VDOT reminds motorists, if there is ice or snow on roadways, travel is hazardous.

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Dec. 10, 2020

INTERSTATE 81 ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO HOLD VIRTUAL MEETING DECEMBER 11

RICHMOND, Va. – The Interstate 81 Advisory Committee has scheduled a virtual meeting for 3 p.m. Friday, December 11. Members of the public are invited to participate by viewing the meeting online, and submitting questions over the phone.

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