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HeadlinesOct. 16, 2014
CH 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.
Sep. 19, 2014
THREE TEAMS SELECTED FOR ROUTE 29 SOLUTIONS PROPOSAL
The teams will be invited to submit proposals for three design build projects
RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced that three firms have advanced to the second phase of the process to select a design-build team for projects included in the Route 29 Solutions package.
The three firms were selected from among five that submitted statements of qualifications in response to the agency’s Request for Qualifications. They will be invited to submit proposals in response to VDOT’s Request for Proposals for the project, which is scheduled to be issued on Oct. 2.