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Feb. 17, 2021

VDOT PREPARED FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF WINTER WEATHER
Significant snow, ice expected to impact much of Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are prepared for a major winter storm expected to bring snow and ice across most of the Commonwealth, creating the potential for widespread major impacts starting late Wednesday and continuing through Friday morning.

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Feb. 14, 2021

Storm Causes Major Impacts To South-Central Virginia
Long term recovery effort underway, avoid travel if possible throughout the Richmond region

RICHMOND, Va. – An ice storm that swept through the Commonwealth on Saturday, Feb. 13, left widespread scattered debris, fallen trees and downed utility lines on numerous routes. The Richmond region was hit hardest, with thousands of trees blocking travel lanes and more falling each minute due to heavy ice accumulation on branches. 

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Feb. 13, 2021

VDOT: ICE CAUSING HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN VIRGINIA
Motorists urged to delay travel until conditions improve

RICHMOND, Va. – Icy precipitation is falling across much of the Commonwealth, creating hazardous travel conditions. Virginia Department of Transportation crews are working to treat and clear roads.

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Feb. 11, 2021

Slick, Icy Conditions Could Pose Hazard on Roads
VDOT advises drivers to plan ahead and exercise caution

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Transportation urges motorists to be aware of changing road conditions as the Commonwealth approaches another round of wintry weather.

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Feb. 6, 2021

VDOT Prepared for Weekend Storm
Winter weather expected to impact many regions in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – As a winter storm is expected to bring snow to the state beginning on Saturday evening, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are ready to clear roads as the storm progresses. Pretreatment options vary across the state as the storm is expected to start as rain in some locations. 

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Jan. 21, 2021

COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD RELEASES DRAFT SMART SCALE PROJECT SCORES
Priorities will be reviewed with final vote in June 2021

RICHMOND, Va. – At its January meeting, the Commonwealth Transportation (CTB) released scores for the fourth round of transportation projects to be evaluated under the SMART SCALE prioritization process. More than 400 applications were submitted by localities, metropolitan planning organizations, and other regional entities across the state, and 397 have been scored based on several key factors: safety, congestion reduction, accessibility to jobs and businesses, economic development, environmental impacts, and land use.  

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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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