Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), along with its partners in the transportation construction industry – including the Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance (VTCA) and the Virginia Asphalt Association (VAA) – announced July 7 an initiative to connect Virginians with available jobs through the Virginia Transportation Construction Job Board.

Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Energy and Duke Energy in Charlotte announced July 5 the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty, which threaten the economic viability of the project. The 605-mi.-long ACP, with a projected cost of $8 billion, was designed to bring natural gas from West Virginia to growing markets in Virginia and North Carolina.

Construction began in late May on two projects along U.S. Highway 29 in the vicinity of Interstate 64, south of Charlottesville, Va. Both projects will improve safety and more efficiently move traffic through the heavily traveled sections of both I-64 and U.S.

Liebherr USA, Co. marked a milestone on April 6, 2020 – the company formally moved in to a newly expanded campus. The facilities house employees who work in administration, finance, human resources, sales, information technology, marketing, product support and distribution for nine different product units under the Liebherr USA, Co.

The Salem regional office of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced June 8 the state agency has awarded a $4.5 million contract for a road project to improve a section of VA Route 419 (Electric Road) near Tanglewood Mall on Roanoke's southeast side.

Virginia's Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has awarded an $18.2 million contract to General Excavation Inc. of Warrenton, Va., for the widening of Fairfax Pike (Route 277) in Frederick County, located in the state's northwest region. The CTB regulates and funds transportation in the Old Dominion State and oversees the Virginia Department of Transportation(VDOT).

Dinwiddie County-based road construction company Wagman Heavy Civil Inc. announced in late May that it had been awarded a $107 million contract to design and build the Interstate 95 Northbound Rappahannock River Crossing project in Stafford County, Virginia, just northeast of Fredericksburg.

America is filled with ordinary people performing extraordinary acts of service and sacrifice for the benefit of others. Cheri Wood fits that description perfectly. She has felt the call to render assistance ever since a life-changing event more than 40 years ago.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) When the Peterson family was told 20 years ago the federal government would need its land to build a new, wider Deep Creek Bridge in Chesapeake, it abandoned any ambitious plans to develop it. Why invest in building something to attract long-term tenants on a property that would only be bought up and torn down anyway? But that was 20 years ago.

Stihl Inc. hosted U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, the Hampton Roads Chamber and local business leaders on Feb. 3, 2020, for a roundtable discussion highlighting workforce development and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). "We have about 7 million vacant jobs and about 6 million people looking for them," said Scalia.

Salem-based Carter Machinery, a Caterpillar Inc. dealer, announced an agreement to acquire the assets of Baltimore-based Alban Tractor Co. Inc. effective Feb. 4, 2020. In connection with the acquisition, Carter Machinery will become the Cat dealer in an expanded service territory that will now include Northern Virginia; Washington D.C.; Maryland; and Delaware.