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Odd Fellows Road Interchange Ribbon Cutting


On Monday, July 30, the City of Lynchburg and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) held a ribbon cutting to commemorate the completion of Phase One of the Odd Fellows Road Interchange Project.

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GRTC Pulse Begins Service Today

June 25th, 2018 — A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the opening of the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) Pulse. The project was completed within budget and ahead of schedule with the contractual completion date of June 30, 2018GRTC Pulse is a modern, high quality, high capacity rapid transit system that serves a 7.6-mile route along Broad Street and Main Street, from Rocketts Landing in the City of Richmond to Willow Lawn in Henrico County.

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Clean-up Begins after Category EF3 Tornado Hits the Lynchburg Region

An EF3-category tornado, with a maximum wind speed of 150 mph, struck Lynchburg and the counties of Amherst and Campbell on Sunday, April 15, 2018, damaging numerous structures.  On April 19th, Secretary Shannon Valentine and others toured the damage, visited the Incident Command Center, and met with front line VDOT staff, emergency personnel, and volunteers.

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Residents get glimpse of Fredericksburg District transportation plan

May 8th, 2018 — Stafford County Board of Supervisor Meg Bohmke told a small gathering at one of a string of public meetings on the state’s Six-Year Improvement Program for transportation that she’d recently returned from a trip to Florida.

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Governor Northam Recognizes Finalists in DMV’s License Plate Contest

April 12th, 2018 — Governor Ralph Northam, Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and members of the General Assembly celebrated the eight finalists in DMV’s Take Action Against Distraction License Plate Design Contest. Kaya Windpainter of Blacksburg submitted the winning concept and received a $1,000 prize, courtesy of AAA. Her design concept will be available on license plates this summer.

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