Tuesday, April 7, 2015

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was signed into law by President Obama on Feb.17, 2009. Virginia will receive a total of $694.5 million in highway funding from ARRA to invest in improving our transportation system.
Our priorities are to address deficient pavements, structurally deficient bridges and much-needed highway capacity and rail improvements to improve the economic competitiveness of the commonwealth and offer safe, reliable transportation options for all Virginians.
The information contained in the materials posted on this page will provide you with the most up-to-date status of Virginia’s efforts to maximize the stimulus investment.

A Transparent Process

The commonwealth continues to work through an open, transparent and collaborative process to select projects that provide the most benefit for Virginia citizens while adhering to all requirements and deadlines prescribed in the legislation.
Following a public comment period, the commonwealth worked in close collaboration with the metropolitan planning organizations, elected officials and citizens to select the best uses of this ARRA funding.

Fast Facts

Investment priorities were set by the Commonwealth Transportation Board to govern the selection of state-funded transportation stimulus projects. These included:
  • Addressing structurally deficient bridges

    • $97.2 million targeted to improve or replace structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridges and culverts.
  • Addressing deficient pavements

    • $136.5 million targeted toward repaving or overlaying lane miles of highway and primary roads in Virginia.
  • BRAC-related projects

    • $75.4 million targeted to fund improvements necessary near expanding military installations supporting 21,400 jobs.
  • Enhancements

    • $20.8 million targeted to be used for enhancement projects.
  • Cancelled or delayed construction projects and citizen suggestions

  • $37.3 million targeted to improve Virginia’s rail network and access to the Port of Virginia

  • $184.0 million targeted to advance much-needed congestion-relief projects including building lane miles of new roadway




Presentations to the Commonwealth Transportation Board


Certifications by the Governor

Helpful Links

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