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June 26, 2015

VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES FOR FOURTH OF JULY TRAVEL
Declare your independence from traffic with VDOT’s travel tools

RICHMOND, Va. – Know what’s ahead on the highway this Fourth of July holiday by using the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) travel tools to see the latest traffic conditions before you leave.

You can find real-time information about traffic, incidents and congestion on Virginia roads at www.511Virginia.org. Motorists can also download the free VDOT 511 mobile app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected.

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June 18, 2015

CTB AWARDS 2 MAJOR CONTRACTS WORTH $48.5 MILLION
Projects will upgrade bridges in Fairfax, Nottoway counties

RICHMOND, Va. – At its monthly meeting yesterday, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) awarded two contracts worth nearly $49 million for major infrastructure improvements.

The projects – in the Northern Virginia and Richmond districts of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) – will improve mobility, enhance safety and extend the life of the state’s transportation network.

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June 17, 2015

COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD APPROVES SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
$13.3 billion in road, bridge, rail and public transportation improvements; board also approves VDOT’s $5.3 billion annual budget

RICHMOND - The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved today the latest Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP), which allocates $13.3 billion to transportation projects over the next six fiscal years beginning July 1, 2015. Projects include highway, road, bridge, rail, transit, bicycle/pedestrian paths and other transportation improvements across the state. 

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June 17, 2015

Governor McAuliffe Announces New Data-Driven Scoring Process to Fund the Right Transportation Projects for Virginia

RICHMOND - Following several months of meetings and input from local and regional governments, the Commonwealth Transportation (CTB) today approved a new scoring process for transportation projects.   Once projects are scored, the CTB will have the best information possible to select the right projects for funding.

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June 2, 2015

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY LAYNE ANNOUNCES PROCESS FOR PROCURING IMPROVEMENTS TO I-66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Commonwealth continues to conduct due diligence to ensure best deal for taxpayers

RICHMOND – Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne announced today the process that the Commonwealth will follow to select the right procurement method to finance improvements to I-66 Outside the Beltway.  A decision on whether the project will be publicly financed by the state or procured under the Public-Private Transportation Act, commonly known as a P3, will be made by November 2015.

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May 19, 2015

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY LAYNE ANNOUNCES FUNDING OPTIONS TO TRANSFORM I-66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Presentation Includes Analysis Showing Lower Costs, Greater Benefits of Public Financing vs. Typical Public-Private Partnership Concession Option

Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne announced today the initial results of the Commonwealth’s analysis of procurement options for the Transform I-66: Outside the Beltway project.  

May 5, 2015

VIRGINIA TO OBSERVE NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY
More than 100 events expected at schools around state on May 6

RICHMOND, Va. – As communities throughout the nation prepare to mark the fourth annual national Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 6, Virginia will have more than 105 schools registered to take part in their own events.

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