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HeadlinesMarch 6, 2014
WINTER WEATHER IMPACTS VDOT’S SNOW BUDGET
Adjustments will be made; agency has sufficient resources to repair potholes, pave roads and maintain safety on roads across Virginia
RICHMOND – The harsh winter has impacted the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) snow budget. VDOT will likely exceed its $157 million snow budget by more than $100 million, but VDOT has adequate resources in place from its larger maintenance budget for snow removal, pothole repairs, repaving and other activities to keep roads as safe as possible
March 3, 2014
VDOT WORKING ROUND THE CLOCK TO CLEAR ROADS
Overnight refreeze will cause hazardous travel; check conditions at 511Virginia
RICHMOND – As snow and temperatures both continue to fall statewide this afternoon and evening, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are working 12-hour shifts to plow and treat major roads and highways.
VDOT’s goal is to have all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after a major storm ends. The priorities are to clear interstates and primary roads first, followed by secondary roads and finally neighborhood streets.
March 2, 2014
VDOT IS READY FOR NEXT ROUND OF WINTER WEATHER
Get the latest road conditions before you travel at www.511virginia.org
RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is prepared for the next round of winter weather forecasted to hit the commonwealth beginning late tonight and tomorrow. Much of the state will first experience rain, which will turn to a wintry mix, and then snow.
February 27, 2014
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS 15 CONTRACTS WORTH NEARLY $145 MILLION
Money will fund road and bridge improvements, enhance safety
RICHMOND – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) this month awarded 15 contracts worth approximately $144.6 million for new construction and paving projects.
The projects will help improve traffic flow, benefit safety and extend the life of state roads and bridges.
February 25, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces Safety Improvements for I-77 in Fancy Gap
New technology to help reduce accidents and save lives
From the Office of Governor McAuliffe:
RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will soon begin to build a system of electronic signs, cameras and other technology that will improve safety on I-77 in the Fancy Gap area of Carroll County.
February 24, 2014
VDOT REPAIRING POTHOLES STATEWIDE
Report potholes on VDOT’s website and at 800-FOR-ROAD
RICHMOND – This winter’s frigid temperatures, winter storms, and snow and ice removal, combined with recent warmer temperatures, have produced the right combination for the onset of potholes. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is tracking them down and patching them as quickly as possible to keep roads and highways safe for motorists and their vehicles.