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Tamara Rollison 804-786-2715
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April 24, 2012



VDOT ANNOUNCES TENTATIVE ENHANCEMENT GRANTS
Public input sought on tentative grant allocations

RICHMOND –The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has announced that 75 projects across the state are tentatively selected to receive $24.1 million in enhancement grant funding.

The funding is for projects that integrate transportation into our communities and environment, enhance the public’s traveling experience, revitalize communities and improve the quality of life.

The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) provides federal funding for community-based projects that integrate transportation into communities.

In accordance with SAFETEA-LU requirements, each state must set aside 10 percent of its federal Surface Transportation Program funds for enhancement projects.

Each year, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) awards this funding to selected projects based on a competitive process. The fiscal year 2013 Enhancement Program allocations will be approved at the June CTB meeting.

Copies of the tentative allocations listing will be available at the Six-Year Transportation Improvement public meetings beginning Tuesday, April 24.

Public meetings schedule:

Districts

Location

Date

Salem, Bristol, Lynchburg, Staunton Northside High School
6758 Northside High School Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
 
April 24, 2012, 6 p.m.
Richmond, Culpeper, Fredericksburg VDOT Central Office Auditorium
1401 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
 
May 2, 2012, 6 p.m.
Northern Virginia

VDOT District Office
Potomac Conference Center
4975 Alliance Drive, Suite 1N20

Fairfax, VA 22030
 

May 3, 2012, 6 p.m.
Hampton Roads Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
 
May 7, 2012, 6 p.m.

 

To view a complete list of the tentative project awards, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/business/resources/transportation_enhancement/FY13_Tentative_Enhancement_Program_Allocations.pdf.

 

Citizens can send their comments to:

 

Local Assistance Division Director
Virginia Department of Transportation
1401 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219
Jennifer.Debruhl@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

 

Comments must be received by May 24, 2012.

 

For more information about the Transportation Enhancement Program, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/business/prenhancegrants.asp.

 

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