Feds Give VDOT Program (with I-95 Express Lanes Expansions) a $165 Million Boost

The Washington Post reports, “Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced [on July 5] that Virginia was awarded a federal grant of $165 million for its Atlantic Gateway program, a set of rail, highway and bridge projects meant to ease some of the worst travel bottlenecks on the East Coast.” [Link added.] The report adds that highlights of the $1.4 billion program include extending 95 Express Lanes south to Fredericksburg, constructing a new southbound bridge on I-95 across the Rappahannock River and extending 95 Express Lanes north to the Potomac River.

The Virginian-Pilot explains why the program, including the express lane extensions, will have an impact on the Hampton Roads region.