Virginia Department of Transportation

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.

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.

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).

Prior to joining the Virginia Department of Transportation in March 2019, Chris Shephard, the agency's Richmond District archaeologist, made a "bewitching" discovery during the Interstate 64 widening project. Shephard was part of a team from the College of William & Mary conducting an archaeological excavation of a Civil War fortification near Williamsburg in 2016 when they uncovered a "witch bottle", the same one that has recently gone viral on the internet.

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.

i+iconSOUTHEAST of Virginia Beach, Va., rented a new 150-ton 238 HSL lattice crawler from Link-Belt Mid-Atlantic for multiple Virginia Department of Transportation bridge projects on the Blackwater River, near Wakefield, Va. From a temporary 300-ft.-long trestle built within right-of-way space of the existing bridge, the 238 HSL demolishes the old bridge, drives up to 80 ft.

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has presented its Lifetime Pavement Recognition Award to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in recognition of a section of Virginia State Route 316. Accepting the award was Mike Davis, Hampton Roads deputy district engineer of Construction and Engineering.

The I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) in southeastern Virginia is at the beginning of an expansion project to help ease congestion in the area. The project, which comes with a price tag numbering in the billions, is the Virginia Department of Transportation's largest in history.

April proved to be a busy month for the Virginia Department of Transportation as it planned to head up a multi-agency Interstate 95 Corridor study, even as it shuffled its executive ranks and deployed portable rumble strips for the first time in highway work zones.

The Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) approved a funding agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation March 29 to deliver the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion Project — the largest transportation project in Virginia's history.