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HeadlinesJuly 28, 2014
Secretary Haymore Unveils Southern Virginia Wine Region Road Signs
Sign Program Promotes Virginia’s Burgeoning Wine Industry, Diverse Wine Regions and American Viticultural Areas
CHATHAM – Today, Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore unveiled the Southern Virginia Wine Region road signs, part of a continuing Virginia wine region sign program aimed at attracting more visitors to Virginia wineries. The unveiling was the first event of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s two-day cabinet visit to Southern Virginia. The signs announce to travelers on selected primary and secondary roads that they have entered a particular Virginia American Viticultural Area or wine region. Now in its second phase, the program has located almost 40 signs in thirteen Virginia AVAs and wine regions.
July 17, 2014
Gov. McAuliffe Launches Plan to Help Fix I-66
25-mile project would include new express lanes, rapid bus service, park and-ride network
RICHMOND - Gov.Terry McAuliffe today announced a plan to transform traffic-choked Interstate 66 into a multi-modal facility with express lanes, rapid bus service and a park-and-ride network from the Capital Beltway to Haymarket.
July 16, 2014
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS TWO MAJOR CONTRACTS FOR $13.5 MILLION
Projects will improve Richmond bridge, Fairfax County roads
RICHMOND – At its monthly meeting today, Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded two contracts worth approximately $13.5 million for major infrastructure work.
The projects will improve mobility, enhance safety and extend the life of the state’s transportation network.
July 9, 2014
VDOT PUTS VIRGINIA ON THE MAP
2014-2016 State Map Celebrates Centennial of the Virginia Forestry System
RICHMOND – The Commonwealth of Virginia’s new official state transportation map is now available to help travelers planning to hit the open road this summer.
The Virginia Department of Transportation collaborated with the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Virginia Tourism Corporation to develop the 2014-2016 map’s theme and content. The new map features the centennial of the state’s forestry system, established for the primary purpose of reforestation and the prevention of forest fires.