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April 15, 2015



COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD RELEASES DRAFT SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
$12.9 billion in road, bridge rail and public transportation improvements; public hearings to be held

RICHMOND - The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) released today the draft Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP), which allocates $12.9 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. 

The SYIP supports nearly 3,000 transportation projects to improve the state’s infrastructure.   The draft program does not include new projects that would be subject to scoring under the new prioritization process under House Bill 2 (HB2). This process will help determine critical transportation needs through a fair and objective analysis.

Governor Terry McAuliffe signed HB2 into law in 2014, which directs the CTB to develop and use a scoring process for project selection by July 2016. Candidate projects will be screened to determine if they qualify to be scored. Projects will be scored based on an objective and fair analysis applied statewide. The law will improve transparency and accountability. The public will know how projects scored and the decisions behind the CTB’s project selections.

FY 2016-2021 Six-Year Improvement Program breakdown:

    $9.5 billion – Highway construction

    $3.4 billion – Rail and public transportation

   $12.9 billion – Total six-year program


The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will hold hearings on the draft program beginning April 21.

Public input is also needed on a how transportation projects should be scored under House Bill 2. 

Public hearings on the draft program will begin 6 p.m. in each of the locations below:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Blue Ridge Community College,
Plecker Center
for Continuing Education,
One College Lane,
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
Get directions>>

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Holiday Inn Downtown
601 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Get directions >>

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Get directions >>


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

VDOT Northern
Virginia District Office
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Get directions >>


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Northside High School
6758 Northside
High School Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
Get directions >>


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Germanna Community College
Center for Workforce & Community Education
10000 Germanna Point Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Get directions >>

 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210
Get directions >>

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Thomas J. Fulghum
Conference Center
Chesterfield Career & Technical Center at Hull Street Road
13900 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
Get directions >>

 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Germanna Community College
Daniel Technology Center
18121 Technology Drive
Culpeper, VA 22701
Get directions >>

 

You can also submit your comments by email or mail by May 22, 2015.

For roads and highways:

Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Infrastructure Investment Director
Virginia Department of Transportation
1401 East Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219

 

For transit and public transportation:

DRPTPR@drpt.virginia.gov
Public Information Office
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
600 East Main Street, Suite 2102
Richmond VA, 23219.

 

Click the link below to view changes between the FY 2015 program and the draft FY 2016 program:

http://syip.virginiadot.org/reports/221/FY16-DRAFT-ALLCHG-REPORT.pdf

 

For more information visit:

http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/syp-default.asp.

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