Virginia snow clean up could go $200 million over budget

Virginia’s Department of Transportation (VDOT) allocated $157 million this year for winter clearing efforts. Due to a large number of winter storms and heavier snow fall than usual, officials predict the original budget will not cover cost of clearing Virginia’s roads.

The VDOT predicts the clean up will cost $350 million by June 30, the end of Virginia’s fiscal year.
Richmond alone has allotted $700,000 for up to 60 snow plows to remove snow this year.

Transportation Secretary Aubrey Lane said, “This winter has put a strain on our maintenance budget… funds will be spent as necessary for snow removal, incident management and other maintenance needs.” The extra funds will come out of the Department of Transportations’ general maintenance budget.

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One thought on “Virginia snow clean up could go $200 million over budget

  1. You cannot let trucks pushing snow and spreading sand sit idle on the roads for six hours before the beginning of an event at $110 an hour and not run over budget.

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