Virginia

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.

Virginia's Dulles International Airport will rebuild one of its four runways and Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport in Maryland will get additional funding to purchase land in the airport's noise zone to ease complaints — two big projects given the green light through new federal funding.

James River Equipment (JRE), a construction and agricultural equipment dealership, announced the opening of its new location at 3921 Holland Boulevard in Chesapeake, Va. The new location will be the company's first in this area. "For years we have served the Tidewater community out of our Richmond location, providing sales, parts and service for many of our top brands such as Wirtgen, Hamm, Sakai, Sennebogen, Finn, Kleemann, Morbark and others.

James River Equipment (JRE), a John Deere equipment dealership, announced its new location at 4301 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304. The new site will be James River Equipment's first in this area. "We are hoping with this location that we can better support our customers that work in the city," said General Manager Brad Burruss.

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 newly expanded Liebherr USA, Co. corporate headquarters is open in Newport News, Va. It features a 60,000 sq. ft. administrative building, a 82,000 sq. ft. workshop and training facility, a 92,000 sq. ft. parts distribution warehouse with retail operations, a guardhouse, and a one-story, 7,500 sq.

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 Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) voted July 9 to adopt the Fiscal Year 2020-2025 Six-Year Program, which will provide $539 million to 21 multimodal transportation projects. NVTA called the project its "most competitive" to date with 13 northern Virginia localities and agencies requesting $1.44 billion in funding.

Loudoun County was awarded more than $54 million on July 9 from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) as part of the authority's fiscal 2020-2025 Six-Year Improvement Program. The money is earmarked toward finding solutions to alleviating the county's vehicle traffic congestion.