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Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board approves 6-year program allocating $13.1 billion for transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 19, 2014

Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board approves 6-year program allocating $13.1 billion for transportation projects

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved the state’s Six-Year Improvement Plan, which allocates $13.1 million to transportation improvements over a six-year period, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday. Allocations are divided by category, with $9.9 billion allocated to highway construction and $3.2 ...

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Virginia DOT to improve driver safety on portions of I-77

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 25, 2014

Virginia DOT to improve driver safety on portions of I-77

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will improve driver safety on Interstate 77 in the Fancy Gap area of Carroll County by building a new safety system. The $7.5 million Active Traffic and Safety ...

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VDOT tackles winter storm with 12-hour shifts

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 30, 2014

VDOT tackles winter storm with 12-hour shifts

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is putting plenty of hours and resources into snow and ice control on state roads. VDOT crews are working 12-hour shifts and using 2,000 pieces of snow removal equipment to clear roads during the most ...

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MMFX2 strengthens bridge in City of Chesapeake’s Dominion Boulevard project

Contributed - Nov 22, 2013

MMFX2 strengthens bridge in City of Chesapeake’s Dominion Boulevard project

The City of Chesapeake began construction on the new Dominion Boulevard, U.S. Route 17, project in early January (2013). The project includes five new bridge structures; the largest is a new four-lane 95-foot-high, fixed-span bridge that will replace the current ...

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P3s win in Virginia Supreme Court case

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 04, 2013

P3s win in Virginia Supreme Court case

The decision by the Virginia Supreme Court to uphold the state’s public-private partnership (P3s) in the case of Elizabeth River Crossings OPCO, LLC and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) v. Danny Meeks should be applauded. The state Supreme Court decision overruled ...

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See what’s behind the closed doors of the Virginia Smart Road

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 01, 2013

See what’s behind the closed doors of the Virginia Smart Road

The normally closed-to-the public Virginia Smart Road will be open during a public event on Nov. 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time as part of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s 25th anniversary celebration. The event will include demos ...

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Design-Bid-Build vs. Design-Build

Contributed - Oct 18, 2013

Design-Bid-Build vs. Design-Build

Understanding the process and what you need to know Author’s note: This article will attempt to answer the questions asked by the Area Construction Engineer in the scenario given as well as review the traditional “design-bid-build” process for construction projects, extensively ...

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VDOT considers 10 public-private partnership projects

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 02, 2013

VDOT considers 10 public-private partnership projects

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is considering 10 transportation projects as candidates for public-private partnerships. Governor Bob McDonnell yesterday released the state’s Public-Private Partnerships' ("OTP3") Draft 2013 Virginia PPTA Pipeline, which contains the P3 candidate projects as well as 10 ...

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When the Cold Storms Come

Better Roads Staff - Jun 05, 2013

When the Cold Storms Come

Winter road maintenance gets ready for the toughest season   By John Latta     Winter work on our transportation infrastructure is (a) essential and (b) expensive. But just how much pressure does winter bring to bear on the people who care for our highways ...

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