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Three Albemarle projects move forward in Smart Scale process; One from Nelson advances

Planners across the Commonwealth got new information Tuesday on what projects are likely to receive funding through the process the Virginia Department of Transportation uses and which ones will need to wait another two years. 

The fifth Smart Scale round is the largest one since the program began in 2016 with $1.53 billion in projects recommended for funding. 

“We had 413 applications this round and we screened and validated and had 394 eligible applications to be scored this round,” said Brooke Jackson, VDOT’s program manager for Smart Scale. “We are recommending in the staff recommending scenario that 152 applications get funded.” (view the presentation)

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