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Think you're a good driver? Try staying in these crooked lanes [VIDEO]

Brian Ethridge - Aug 27, 2014

Think you're a good driver? Try staying in these crooked lanes [VIDEO]

Virginia Department of Transportation crews had a mess to clean up when temporary striping tape installed on Interstate 66 peeled off and created crooked, narrow lanes. The crooked lanes caused mass confusion among drivers which resulted in lengthy traffic delays. Two ...

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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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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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To Prevent Failure, Begin with Better Bases

Better Roads Staff - May 06, 2013

To Prevent Failure,  Begin with Better Bases

Fatigue cracking usually links to inadequate road foundations By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor Fatigue cracking in bituminous pavements is experienced by the public so often that it is considered just part of driving. Motorists endure it and assume it’s just part of ...

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Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 12, 2012

Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Getting Better all the Time   America’s structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge count slowly, steadily falling   By Tina Grady Barbaccia   They aren’t numbers to throw a party for yet, but once again, the number of structurally deficient (SD) or functionally obsolete (FO) bridges ...

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Rockydale Quarries invests $10 million in new operation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 30, 2010

Roanoke, Va.,-based Rockydale Quarries Corp. has opened a new site, operating as Rockydale-Charlottesville Quarry, in Earlysville, Va., two miles north of the Charlottesville, Va., city limits. “We are excited to be a part of the greater Albemarle community and look forward ...

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