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VDOT Exceeds Snow Removal Budget – Summer Projects Could Suffer

VDOT Exceeds Snow Removal Budget – Summer Projects Could Suffer

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Some road projects this summer could suffer after what’s happened this winter. Those include paving, buying new equipment, and paying workers overtime. That;s because VDOT has spent a lot more for snow removal than what they put in the budget. The money will have to be taken from what’s been set aside for maintenance. Stacy Londrey of VDOT says the agency already knows the snow removal budget has been exceeded by a long shot. There’s been a lot of publicity about potholes, but Londrey says another big part of the maintenance budget is fixing gravel roads and filling in the ruts caused by runoff from the frequent snow.

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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

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