VDOT to resurface 9,000 lane miles in 2018

vdot road workWith consistently warm temperatures here to stay across the commonwealth, VDOT prime paving season in now underway, which will include resurfacing nearly 9,000 lane miles of roadways for smoother, safer travel. VDOT’s 2018 investment in paving is approximately $508 million.

New for this year, VDOT now offers coverage of tracking paving progress statewide, which allows community members and stakeholders to view specific locations slated for paving and individual details of each project.

Paving season typically extends from April to November, when temperatures are most conducive to proper resurfacing and pavement marking application, which requires dry conditions and temperatures consistently above 50 degrees.

“The new map will be updated weekly to detail exactly where paving projects are planned, ongoing and show how they’re progressing,” said Branco Vlacich, state maintenance division administrator. “These new details will give residents and travelers a tool to use to best plan for travel and stay safe near these work zones.”

While most work will take place outside of rush hour timeframes, travelers are encouraged to check www.511virginia.gov for the latest information.

A majority of the roads slated for resurfacing will receive patching followed by one of five treatments:

Details about new statewide paving progress map

Beginning this year, residents and drivers can get specific information about the status of paving projects at the Virginia Roads Paving Map 2018. The online map shows the current progress of the paving program, including:

Road segments scheduled to be paved this year

Whether roads scheduled for paving (red) are in progress (green), completed (blue), or rescheduled (black)

By clicking on a specific road segment, map users can view details on the specific type of pavement treatment, expected completion date, contractor, and construction manager’s contact information

The map will be updated weekly as roads are completed.

The Virginia Department of Transportation maintains over 128,000 lane miles throughout the commonwealth.

Get more information on paving and surface treatments as well as current pavement conditions at www.virginiaroads.org.

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