Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board approves 6-year program allocating $13.1 billion for transportation projects
Amanda Bayhi | June 19, 2014
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 billion to rail and public transportation.
The program, which begins July 1, includes the following projects:
Widening eight miles of I-64
Extending the Tide light rail system into Virginia Beach
Adding two new passenger trains from Richmond to Norfolk
Repairing and making safety improvements to sections of I-81
Improving Route 220, I-66 and the Route 28 interchange
Extending the use of shoulders on I-495 and tie-in to the Express Lanes
Widening Route 7 over the Dulles Toll Road
Upgrading eight-car trains along the Metrorail Orange line
Expanding VRE platforms and adding the VRE Potomac Shores station
Improving Route 29 through Charlottesville
Funding a second passenger train to Lynchburg
The program will be updated later this year so it will comply with the state’s new prioritization process, which is intended to objectively select projects based on regional needs.
For more details about the projects included in the program, click here.
To read more about the Six-Year Improvement Plan, click here.
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