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Rail Improvements Key Part of Effort-Column: Improving I-95 corridor through Fredericksburg and Virginia

The rail corridor under study is a busy one—currently, there are 1.6 million passengers traveling through Virginia on Amtrak annually, 9,000 daily VRE users, and freight destined for points north and south. Demands will only increase in the future with a doubling of capacity and the Port of Virginia, completion of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel, and continued population and jobs growth.

DC2RVA will increase the benefits of Amtrak and VRE by creating additional capacity and allowing for up to nine more passenger rail round trips daily. The additional tracks and improvements will improve the speed and reliability of these trips through this area to points north and south. These new trains will help reduce congestion on I–95 and provide new travel choices for residents. Read More

What Does Transportation Success Look Like?

In 2012, Virginia faced a serious transportation crisis. Congestion was at an all-time high with our pavements crumbling and hundreds of our bridges being structurally deficient. For more than 20 years, Virginia had not invested any new money to address the crisis. Then, in 2013 the Virginia General Assembly stepped up and provided what Virginia woefully needed—a new transportation infrastructure-funding package (HB 2313)—providing millions of dollars in new funding for transportation.

While the debate for additional transportation funding was happening, one question loomed large—could the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the industry deliver? Moreover, if the Commonwealth committed the money, would we see projects that make a difference?

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VDOT hosts public hearing on intersection improvements along Jefferson Davis Highway in Chester

A public hearing hosted by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) was held last night concerning roadwork that will be done over the next few years along Jefferson Davis Highway in Chester.

If the current design is approved later this year, the project will address traffic movement and safety through the intersections with Woods Edge Road and Happy Hill Road. Improvements include upgraded traffic signals, adding turn lanes and adding sidewalks. Read More
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