Virginia Department of Transportation

Work continues on a $2.3 billion construction project designed to convert Northern Virginia's Interstate 66 into a multimodal corridor. The undertaking will reportedly move more people, provide reliable trips and offer new travel options. "The Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project is needed to address existing and future transportation problems within northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C.

Under the direction of the Virginia Department of Transportation, (VDOT), a major improvement project has begun on the Route 3 Business bridge over the Rappahannock River, also known as Chatham Bridge. This main connection between Stafford County and the city of Fredericksburg in Virginia carries approximately 16,000 vehicles a day.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) provided details Aug. 3 on the progress of the Interstate 64 Widening Segment III Project in York County and the VA Route 134 Bridge Replacement Project at the border of York County and Hampton. The pace of work on both projects benefited from decreased traffic volumes this past spring, along with numerous others in the region, according to the VDOT.

Construction crews have been busy prepping the South Island of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT), and the roads leading to it, for the largest transportation project in the history of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). The massive $3.8 billion expansion will add two new tunnels, replace or rebuild more than two dozen marine bridges, widen the I-64 corridor and add new lanes and a shoulder in each direction of the interstate highway.

Five years after Virginia's tallest twin bridges were completed across challenging terrain, they remain closed to traffic — but that may be changing soon. The Virginia Department of Transportation hopes to open the Route 460 Connector bridge that spans Grassy Creek in Buchanan County, connecting southwest Virginia and eastern Kentucky, sometime in 2020.

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.

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