June 21, 2007
Virginia's six year master plan for state roadways got a $3 billion boost Thursday.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board's $11 billion outline for projects from 2008 through 2013 is larger by about $500 million a year due to a transportation bill passed by the General Assembly this year.
More than 75% of of the total will go into highway projects, including 206 interstate and primary highway projects by 2014.
New projects include:
-Truck climbing lanes on Interstate 81.
-Work to relieve bottlenecks, particularly on I-66 and I-395 around the Washington Beltway and on I-64 in Hampton Roads.
-Buying land for the expansion of U-S Highway 29 in the Culpeper area and U-S 460 in Lynchburg.
About $2 billion will go towards public transportation projects, including the extension of D.C.'s metro-rail system to Dulles International Airport, a light rail project in Norfolk, and the improvement of freight lines along the I-95 and I-81 corridors.
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