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Gov. McDonnell Announces Localities to Receive Funding

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Governor Bob McDonnell has announced the cities and towns across the state that will receive a portion of $155 million for transportation projects.

$1.11 million will go to sidewalk and traffic signal work in Albemarle County. The city of Charlottesville will get $154,761 for bridge maintenance. 

Intersection improvements at Route 15 and Route 53 for a roundabout in Fluvanna County will get $275,000 in state funds, and the town of Orange will receive $478,651 for pavement projects.

In the Shenandoah Valley, Augusta County is received more than $5 million that will go mostly to building Goose Creek Road near Route 285. 

The city of Harrisonburg will have another $1.3 million for bikeway and trail work, and the city of Staunton will get just under a million dollars for road reconstruction near western state hospital.

To read the full list of cities and towns receives funding, click here.


Office of Governor Bob McDonnell

Press Release

 

RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that cities and towns throughout Virginia will receive nearly $155 million in state matching funds, which advances nearly $560 million in transportation projects to improve roads, bridges, sidewalks, trails and traffic lights in their localities. The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved the funding through the state's Revenue Sharing Program.

"Small towns to large urban areas are able to leverage state dollars to make critical transportation improvements in their communities, such as rebuilding roads and bridges, widening roads, installing new traffic signals and repaving roads," said Governor McDonnell. "The Revenue Sharing program allows localities and the state to work together to invest transportation dollars where they are needed most."

CTB Chair and Transportation Secretary Sean T. Connaughton added, "The Revenue Sharing Program is a critical funding source for localities to move ahead on their transportation priorities. The state's contribution advances more than a half billion of transportation projects that will improve safety, ease congestion and make transportation better statewide."

Funding accelerates construction and maintenance projects that will help meet performance targets set by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). These targets are set to improve road and bridge conditions."

Below is a partial list of projects that will advance under the Revenue Sharing Program:

  • Build new section of Jones Branch Drive in Fairfax County
  • Widen Minnieville Road from two to four lanes from Spriggs Road to Dumfries Road in Prince William County
  • Widen Centerville Turnpike from two to four lanes from Indian River Road to Kempsville Road in Virginia Beach
  • Widen Courthouse Road from two to four lanes from Winding Creek Road to Cedar Lane in Stafford
  • Citywide repaving in Richmond
  • Widen Lee Highway from two to four lanes from Exit 5 to just east of Blevins Boulevard in Bristol
  • Citywide bridge rehabilitation and repaving in Roanoke
  • Repave several sections of unpaved roads in Culpeper County and rebuild various bridges in Charlottesville
  • Widen Greenview Drive from two to four lanes from Hermitage Road to Eastern City Limits in Lynchburg
  • Build a new section of Goose Creek Road in Augusta County
  • Extend Hope Drive in Winchester
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