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HeadlinesOct. 27, 2014
VDOT’S WINTER BUDGET, EQUIPMENT IN PLACE
Agency Estimates $145.5 Million Available for Statewide Snow Removal
RICHMOND, Va. – Ready for winter again this year? The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is. VDOT has its initial budgets, materials, equipment and staffing in place across the state in preparation for whatever this year’s weather brings to keep your roads clear. Last winter proved that weather patterns pay no attention to the calendar, with snow on the ground in various parts of the state from late October into early April.
Oct. 16, 2014
RESEARCH ON REVOLUTIONARY PAVEMENT-RECYCLING PROJECT INDICATES SOLID PERFORMANCE 3 YEARS LATER
Report recommends VDOT pursue further pavement recycling
RICHMOND, Va. – The revolutionary pavement-recycling project the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) conducted on Interstate 81 to rebuild a section of the roadway is performing “well” after three years of high-volume truck traffic, according to a new VDOT research report.
The environmentally friendly paving methods saved millions of dollars by recycling existing road material back into the new pavement and road structure and reduced the project’s estimated construction time by about two-thirds.
Oct. 15, 2014
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS TWO MAJOR CONTRACTS FOR $27.3 MILLION
Projects include funding to replace U.S. 501 bridge over James River
RICHMOND, Va. – At its monthly meeting today, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded two contracts worth approximately $27.3 million for major infrastructure work.
The projects will improve mobility, enhance safety and extend the life of the state’s transportation network.
Oct. 10, 2014
VIRGINIA CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
Largest number of Virginia schools participate since 2004
RICHMOND, Va. — Communities across Virginia and throughout the country joined together yesterday to celebrate International Walk to School Day (iWalk). Schools, public health groups, transportation organizations and parents alike organized group events, “walking school buses,” (adult-led groups who walk along school routes and pick up students as they go) and other activities to highlight and celebrate the benefits of choosing safe, “student-powered” transportation to school.