Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 17, 2014

Va. transportation plan begins road show


Associated Press

CHESAPEAKE, Va. —  State transportation officials are taking their six-year, $13.1 billion draft transportation plan on the road.

Their first stop Thursday is Chesapeake, followed by eight other stops across the state through May. The final plan will be adopted on June 18.

The plan made its debut Wednesday in Richmond. It would allocate $9.9 billion for highway construction and $3.2 billion for rail and public transportation.

Charlie Kilpatrick is commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation. He says a critical aspect of the program is the rehabilitation of roads and bridges across the state. That entails 57,000 miles of infrastructure.

Specific projects will be selected for funding beginning in July 2016.