VDOT OKs $1.1 billion in spending
The Virginia Department of Transportation is advertising more than $1 billion in new road construction and maintenance projects next year.
VDOT spokesman Jeff Caldwell says it's a package that includes projects that are being accelerated partly because of cash discovered in an independent audit of VDOT.
A private audit Gov. Robert F. McDonnell commissioned found up to $1.45 billion in unused cash and savings at the massive highway agency.
The $1.1 billion McDonnell announced Monday will cover projects to be advertised in the first half of next year. But after the funding was announced, VDOT officials couldn't provide a list because of a state computer network snafu.
Caldwell said technicians hoped to restore VDOT's access to its databases later Monday or Tuesday.