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Dec. 30, 2020

Elizabeth River Crossings Sale to Abertis Infraestructuras Finalized

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) today announced that Abertis Infraestructuras, in consortium with Manulife Investment Management, has finalized the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Elizabeth River Crossings (ERC) from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II (“MIP II”) and Skanska. 

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Dec. 22, 2020

VIDEOS, PODCASTS AND NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHT INTERSTATE 81 IMPROVEMENTS

RICHMOND, Va. – There are three new ways to keep up with Improve81, the $2 billion capital improvement program for Interstate 81 in Virginia. The first in a series of videos, podcasts and newsletters are now available on the News & Multimedia page of Improve81.org.

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Dec. 15, 2020

WINTER STORM TO BRING ICE, SNOW, RAIN AND WIND TO VIRGINIA
Monitor local conditions; Storm expected to hit the Commonwealth early Wednesday

RICHMOND, Va. – Winter weather with statewide impacts is expected to start as early as overnight tonight. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is urging motorists to watch local forecasts and conditions, and be prepared to adjust travel as needed. VDOT reminds motorists, if there is ice or snow on roadways, travel is hazardous.

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Dec. 10, 2020

INTERSTATE 81 ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO HOLD VIRTUAL MEETING DECEMBER 11

RICHMOND, Va. – The Interstate 81 Advisory Committee has scheduled a virtual meeting for 3 p.m. Friday, December 11. Members of the public are invited to participate by viewing the meeting online, and submitting questions over the phone.

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Dec. 10, 2020

COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD APPROVES SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM COVID-19 UPDATE

RICHMOND, VA – At its December meeting, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved the fiscal year 2021-2026 Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) COVID-19 update.

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Dec. 7, 2020

VDOT’s New Beautify Virginia Program Aims To Keep Roadways Litter-Free
New initiative invites Virginia businesses to sponsor litter clean-ups throughout the state

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) today announced the launch of the Beautify Virginia program as a part of its Environmental Stewardship Initiative to support keeping Virginia’s roadways litter free.

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Nov. 9, 2020

VDOT RECOGNIZES NATIONAL TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT AWARENESS WEEK
Slow down and move over to keep emergency personnel safe

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is recognizing National Traffic Incident Management Awareness Week, Nov. 9-15, and asks motorists to do their part to keep highway workers and emergency responders safe: move over when amber, blue and red lights are flashing. 

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Oct. 29, 2020

VIRGINIA LAUNCHES LARGEST INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT IN COMMONWEALTH'S HISTORY
Governor Northam, state and regional leaders kick off $3.8 billion Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project

HAMPTON—Governor Ralph Northam joined the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and state and local leaders to break ground on the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion Project today. The $3.8 billion project will increase tunnel and interstate capacity along 9.9 miles of Interstate 64 between Hampton and Norfolk, reducing congestion and easing access to the Port of Virginia and the world’s largest naval base.

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Oct. 26, 2020

PUBLIC FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON PROPOSED SOLUTIONS FOR THE INTERSTATE 64/664 CORRIDOR
PUBLIC FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON PROPOSED SOLUTIONS FOR THE INTERSTATE 64/664 CORRIDOR

RICHMOND, Va. – The Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, at the direction of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB), continue work to develop an improvement plan for Virginia’s 320 miles of the Interstate 64 and 664 corridor between the West Virginia state line and the Hampton Roads region.

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Oct. 22, 2020

Study Examines Multimodal Transportation Options to Address I-495 American Legion Bridge Congestion, Reliability

RICHMOND, VA  At its October meeting, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) was updated on the I-495 American Legion Bridge Transit and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Study. The study is being conducted jointly by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA). It aims to identify a range of current and future multimodal solutions that can be implemented to reduce congestion, improve trip reliability and regional connections, and enhance existing and planned multimodal mobility and connectivity.

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Oct. 20, 2020

INTERSTATE 81 ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO MEET VIRTUALLY OCTOBER 23

RICHMOND, Va. – The Interstate 81 Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 23. Members of the public are invited to participate by viewing the meeting online and submitting questions by phone.

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Sep. 22, 2020

VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS, NOT LITTER
Take the Pledge at LoversNotLitter.org

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) today launched Virginia is for Lovers, Not Litter, a campaign aimed at raising awareness about Virginia’s litter problem. All Virginians are encouraged to commit to the No Love for Litter pledge to each do our part to keep the Commonwealth litter free.

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