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Nov
03

Department of Transportation Desginates Major Interstates in Virginia as Alternative Fuel Corridors

On November 3, 2016 the Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration announced their designated Alternative Fuel Corridors under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST). These corridors must be:

1) Signage-ready: Corridors that have sufficient alternative fuel facilities to warrant highway signage developed by the FHWA.

2) Signage-pending: Corridors that do meet the conditions for signage at this time. The FHWA will work with corridor sponsors to identify the steps to change the corridor’s status to signage-ready.

Virginia is fortunate enough to have several sections of interstate highway included in this designation process courtesy of corridor sponsor Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. The follow interstates were selected for designation as “Signage-ready“:

Electric Vehicles;
I-95: From Washington DC to Petersburg, VA.
I-64 from VA Beach to WV border.
I-66: From Strasburg to Washington, DC.
I-81: From Harrisonburg to Marion, VA.

CNG;
I-95: From Washington, DC to Richmond.
I-64: From Richmond to Norfolk.
I-85: From Petersburg to NC border.

LPG;
I-95: From Washington, DC to Ashland, VA.
I-64: From Richmond to Chesapeake, VA.

The follow interstates were selected for designation as “Signage-pending“:

Electric Vehicles;
I-85: From Petersburg to VA/NC border.
I-81: From MD border to Harrisonburg; and from Marion to TN border.

CNG;
I-95: From Richmond to NC border.
I-64: From Richmond to WV border.

LPG;
I-95: From Ashland to NC border.
I-64: From Richmond to WV border.

For more information, please visit http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/alternative_fuel_corridors/