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Posted at 6:31 PM ET, 12/ 6/2010

VDOT OKs $1.1 billion in spending

By Associated Press

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.

By Associated Press  | December 6, 2010; 6:31 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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