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VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES FOR FASTER TROT TO TURKEY
VDOT traffic tools can help with travel planning
RICHMOND, Va. – Plan ahead to help make Thanksgiving travel more enjoyable and, most importantly, safe. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will make travel easier by suspending most highway work zones and lifting most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon Wednesday, Nov. 27, until noon Monday, Dec. 2.
Winter is Coming and VDOT is Ready
$205 million budget, staff, materials and equipment poised for snow
RICHMOND, Va. – While most in Virginia were enjoying extended summer weather, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has been making plans for snow. Staffing, equipment and materials are in place and ready to go once winter makes an entrance.
VDOT RECEIVES NATIONAL ROADWAY SAFETY AWARDS
Two Virginia transportation safety programs recognized for progress toward zero highway deaths
RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation was recently honored with two National Roadway Safety Awards, recognizing the agency’s Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and Strategic Guardrail Management Program. Both efforts are focused on using research and technology to implement measurable improvements at identified safety challenges.
COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD ADVANCES 31 INTERSTATE 81 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PROJECTS
FY 2020-25 SYIP amendments accelerate delivery of critical projects and services
RICHMOND, Va. – At its October meeting, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved the addition of 31 projects to the Fiscal Year 2020-25 Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) to support prioritized projects and initiatives in the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Program. On Tuesday, October 1, the Interstate 81 Advisory Committee endorsed advancement of the first tier of projects in the program identified by using data-driven factors, including project cost, benefits and readiness for construction. With the advisory committee’s endorsement, the CTB took action to add this initial group of projects.
ANNUAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY IS OCTOBER 2
VDOT’s Safe Routes to School program awards nearly $1 million to support safety programs and improvements
RICHMOND, Va. – Students across Virginia and the country are walking to school during the 22nd annual Walk to School Day, which takes place today, Wednesday, Oct. 2. This year, 370 Virginia schools are participating in a supporting activity, and more are expected to join throughout October.
VDOT ANNOUNCES NEW RICHMOND DISTRICT ENGINEER
Shane Mann, P.E., will lead construction, maintenance and operations of nearly 19,000 lane miles
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Chief Deputy Commissioner Robert Cary, P.E., L.S., announced today that Shane Mann, P.E., has been selected as the agency’s new Richmond District engineer. Mann brings over 25 years of transportation experience to the position.