2010 News Releases - Statewide

Dec. 28, 2010
VDOT NAMES NEW BRISTOL DISTICT ADMINISTRATOR
Michael A. Russell Brings 10 Years of VDOT Experience and 22 Years of Engineering Expertise to Executive Team

Dec. 26, 2010
VDOT CREWS OUT IN FULL FORCE TO CLEAR ROADS

Dec. 21, 2010
VDOT TO CLEAR PATH FOR HOLIDAY TRAVELERS
Preparations under way for potential winter weather

Dec. 8, 2010
VIRGINIA ESTABLISHES PUBLIC-PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION ACT OFFICE
New PPTA Manual and Guidelines To Take Effect Dec. 8

Dec. 7, 2010
REPORT PUBLISHED ON PROPOSED VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE BANK

Dec. 6, 2010
PRIVATE TEAMS PRESENT PLANS FOR NEW ROUTE 460 TO INDEPENDENT REVIEW PANEL
Public meeting to be held Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at JEJ Moore Middle School

Nov. 22, 2010
VIRGINIA READY FOR SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
VDOT, VDEM and National Weather Service want residents to get ready now

Nov. 19, 2010
VDOT MAKES THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TRAVEL EASIER
Holiday Traffic Data Available to Plan Your Trip

Nov. 1, 2010
BE ALERT TO ELECTION DAY TRAFFIC CONCERNS

Nov. 1, 2010
CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER OFFERS A NEW WAY TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH VDOT 24-HOURS A DAY
Citizens can reach the VDOT Customer Service Center by calling 1-800-FOR-ROAD

Oct. 29, 2010
VDOT COMPLETES QUALITY CONTROL REVIEW OF PROPOSALS

Oct. 28, 2010
VDOT FORMALLY ACCEPTS UNSOLICITED PUBLIC-PRIVATE PROPOSAL FOR HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL
Competing proposals will be accepted through Feb. 24, 2011

Oct. 15, 2010
VDOT NAMES NEW NORTHERN VIRGINIA DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR
Garrett W. Moore Brings 11 Years of VDOT Experience and 20 Years of Military Service To New Post

Oct. 15, 2010
VDOT HIRES NEW STATE MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERS
VDOT Veterans Selected For Key Leadership Positions

Oct. 15, 2010
VDOT NAMES NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
John W. Lawson, a 21-year VDOT Veteran, Selected for Top Financial Post

Oct. 1, 2010
VDOT RECEIVES AN UNSOLICITED PUBLIC-PRIVATE PROPOSAL FOR HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL

Sept. 30, 2010
MOTORISTS URGED TO USE CAUTION DURING HEAVY RAIN
Flash Flooding Possible Across Much Of The Commonwealth

Sept. 28, 2010
PROPOSED PUBLIC-PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION ACT (PPTA) IMPLEMENTATION MANUAL AND GUIDELINES AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT

Sept. 22, 2010
VDOT WINS AMERICA’S TRANSPORTATION AWARDS
Battlefield Boulevard; Jeremy’s Run Projects Recognized

Sept. 21, 2010
VDOT OBLIGATES TRANSPORTATION STIMULUS FUNDING AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
Milestone Reached Six Days Early

Sept. 9, 2010
VDOT RECEIVES THREE CONCEPTUAL PROPOSALS FOR ROUTE 460 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
Public-Private Proposals Solicited to Develop and Operate New Highway

Sept. 1, 2010
TRAVELING THIS WEEKEND? VDOT SAYS KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Move over when passing stopped emergency vehicles

Aug. 18, 2010
VDOT RELEASES DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR SOUTHERN SECTION OF I-95 HOT LANES

Aug. 12, 2010
VDOT’S WOUNDED VETERANS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Internships Provide Career Training and Development Skills

July 19, 2010
VDOT AND VIRGINIA STATE POLICE PREPARE FOR NATIONAL SCOUT JAMBOREE
Nearly 50,000 participants expected

July 15, 2010
VDOT SCHEDULES ROAD REPAIR PROJECTS
Agency Projects Paving 6,500 Lane Miles of Roadways This Year

July 12, 2010
VDOT Issues Addendum and Announces a Virtual Meeting for the U.S. Route 460 Corridor Improvements Project

June 30, 2010
VDOT LIFTS LANE RESTRICTIONS FOR JULY 4 HOLIDAY TRAVEL
Spike in Vehicle Fires Highlights Seasonal Danger Posed by Hot Weather

June 28, 2010
VDOT IDENTIFIES INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Agency Estimates Tolling Could Generate $30 to $60 Million Annually

June 17, 2010
CTB AWARDS $3.5 MILLION IN TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT GRANTS TO PROMOTE CIVIL WAR AND WINE TOURISM IN VIRGINIA
71 Total Grants Awarded

June 16, 2010
TRANSPORTATION BOARD ADOPTS FY 2011-2016 SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
VDOT and DRPT Budgets Adopted for FY 2011

June 16, 2010
2035 VIRGINIA SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PLAN AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
The 45-day review process begins June 16, 2010, and ends July 30, 2010

June 1, 2010
VDOT WARNS OF THE DANGERS OF INLAND FLOODING
June 1 Marks Beginning of Atlantic Hurricane Season

May 25, 2010
VDOT LIFTS LANE RESTRICTIONS FOR MEMORIAL DAY TRAVEL
Emergency response remains priority through three-day holiday weekend

May 20, 2010
DOWNTOWN TUNNEL/MIDTOWN TUNNEL/MARTIN LUTHER KING EXTENSION PUBLIC-PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION ACT PROJECT ADVANCES TO NEXT PHASE OF INTERIM AGREEMENT
Transportation Commissioner Approves Next Step in Procurement

May 19, 2010
WORKING DRAFT 2011-2016 SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM POSTED FOR REVIEW
Commonwealth Seeks Input on Six-Year Improvement Program

May 14, 2010
VIRGINIA’S 2010-2012 STATE MAP IS HERE
New Map Features 75th Anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway

May 14, 2010
SAFE SIGHT DISTANCE ON ALL ROUTES REMAINS VDOT’S PRIORITY AS MOWING SEASON BEGINS
VDOT Offers Opportunities for Volunteers to Help Maintain Virginia’s Roadsides

May 12, 2010
Governor McDonnell Announces $492.7 Million Transportation Bond Sale
– Bonds Will Fund Road and Rail Projects –

May 5, 2010
VDOT ADVANCES PROCUREMENT FOR U.S. ROUTE 460 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT UNDER NEW SOLICITATION

April 23, 2010
COMMONWEALTH SEEKS INPUT ON DRAFT SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

April 22, 2010
VDOT COMPLETES EMPLOYEE REDUCTIONS AND LAUNCHES REORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES
Additional Related Business Changes Implemented April 26

April 19, 2010
VDOT URGING DRIVERS TO CONSIDER WORK ZONES “NO PHONE ZONES”
Work Zone Awareness Week April 19-23

April 15, 2010
Governor McDonnell Announces Final Results of Statewide Pothole Blitz
– Blitz Fixes More Than 150,000 Potholes in 6 Weeks; VDOT Now Kicks Off Spring Paving Season –

April 14, 2010
Governor McDonnell Announces Remaining Seven Rest Areas Opened One Day Ahead of April 15th Goal
– All 19 Previously Closed Rest Areas Now Open –

March 31, 2010
Governor McDonnell Announces 120,000 Potholes Repaired During March Blitz
– Due to Success Extends Statewide Pothole Blitz through April 15th –

March 18, 2010
VDOT RECEIVES 25 TOP AWARDS IN 2009
Honors came from industry, government, professional organizations

March 17, 2010
Governor McDonnell and VDOT Reopen Eight Additional Rest Areas
– 12 of 19 Previously Closed Rest Areas Now Open Ahead of April 15 Goal --

March 16, 2010
Governor McDonnell Announces 43,000 Potholes Repaired in First Two Weeks of Pothole Blitz
– VDOT Continues Repairing Potholes Statewide –

Feb. 25, 2010
VDOT COMPLETES OBLIGATION OF ALL VIRGINIA HIGHWAY STIMULUS FUNDING
$695 million in projects obligated by state and federal government one week ahead of legislated deadline

Feb. 17, 2010
VDOT REOPENS FIRST FOUR REST AREAS
Four I-81 rest areas reopened by Feb. 17 goal

Feb. 11, 2010
VDOT FOCUSES EMERGENCY CREWS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
More than 200 extra pieces of equipment already in area, 50 more dispatched today

Feb. 7, 2010
VDOT URGES EXTREME CAUTION AS CONDITIONS IMPROVE
Crews continue to treat roads, refreezing likely

Feb. 6, 2010
VDOT CREWS CONTINUE CLEARING ROADS AND URGE MOTORISTS TO AVOID TRAVEL
Historic Storm Response to Take Additional Time, Especially for Secondary Roads and Subdivision Streets in Areas North of I-64

Feb. 6, 2010
VDOT URGES DRIVERS TO AVOID TRAVEL
Conditions across the commonwealth considered extremely dangerous

Feb. 4, 2010
VDOT RALLIES FOR ANOTHER MAJOR WEATHER EVENT
Crews ready for major winter storm as agency identifies additional snow-removal funding

Jan. 31, 2010
VDOT WORKS TO GET TRAFFIC MOVING THROUGHOUT COMMONWEALTH
Motorists Encouraged to Stay Off Roads

Jan. 30, 2010
VDOT WARNS OF POTENTIAL FOR BLACK ICE
Agency Advises Motorists to Stay Off Roads

Jan. 30, 2010
VDOT URGES MOTORISTS TO STAY OFF ROADS
Roads across the state are snow covered as snow continues falling

Jan. 29, 2010
VDOT PREPARES FOR WINTER SNOW STORM
Drivers urged to use 511 in advance of travels and make way for snow removal efforts

Jan. 12, 2010
VDOT SIGNS INTERIM AGREEMENT WITH PRIVATE FIRM TO DEVELOP AND OPERATE THE DOWNTOWN TUNNEL/MIDTOWN TUNNEL/MLK EXTENSION
Project will produce benefits including an additional Midtown Tunnel tube, reduced congestion and improved travel times and safety

Jan. 4, 2010
VDOT COMPLETES STAFFING REDUCTION PLAN
Agency Issues 678 Layoff Notices To Complete Final Stage of Staffing Cuts

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