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Final Approval Of Route 29 Improvement Package

Final Approval Of Route 29 Improvement Package

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More money for improving traffic flow along Route 29. The Commonwealth Transportation Board has given final approval to adding about $30 million to the package of improvements. The extra money will bring a second run on the Amtrak passenger rail line from Lynchburg to D.C. The entire package includes a new interchange that would take Rio Road over 29 North, and money to study a similar one at Hydraulic. Other items are extensions of Hillsdale Drive and Berkmar Drive, more lanes on 29 from Polo Grounds Road to Airport Road, and a new ramp in front of Best Buy on Emmet Street. There’s also money for synchronizing 29 North traffic signals. The package was approved as part of the state’s entire six-year plan. Other highlights include:
• Widening eight miles of the most congested stretches of I-64 on the Peninsula
• Extending the Tide light rail system into Virginia Beach
• Providing two new passenger trains from Richmond to Norfolk
• Making safety improvements and repairs along I-81, including Exit 14 in Abingdon and Exit 150 in Roanoke
• Improving Route 220 in Botetourt County
• Developing I-66 improvements, extending the use of shoulders on I-495 and tie-in to the Express Lanes, and improving the Route 28 interchange in Northern Virginia
• Widening Route 7 over the Dulles Toll Road
• Funding improvements in the Metro 2025 program, including upgrades for 8-car trains along the Metrorail Orange line
• Expanding VRE platforms and adding the VRE Potomac Shores station in Prince William County

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