Eight highway projects in Loudoun County totaling $255 million have been nominated for funding by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The projects were among 52 nominated by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, a regional government unit established to set priorities for transportation funding in Northern Virginia.
Next, the projects will be evaluated and scored by VDOT and then shared and assessed with other funding agencies. VDOT expects to file a final report in December.
Funds for highway improvements came from from the passage of House Bill 2313, which applied increased revenue from in-state sales taxes, a local sales tax, and various fees to help fund roads.
By law NVTA cannot fund projects with revenues beyond this year without first having the projects rated, with the exception of mass transit projects that increase capacity.
NVTA opted not to evaluate the other $346 million in transit projects that were candidates for regional transportation funding.
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