Last week, the Obama administration announced that it was making over $470 million in unspent earmarks immediately available to states
At this time, [VDOT spokeswoman Tamara] Rollison was unable to say how Virginia's share may be spent, but she said she was working with a transportation program manager to determine how the state will proceed.
"Obviously, any bit of money is good news," she said. "It's good for us to be able to add to projects in the transportation network regardless of the amount. Sometimes small projects can do big things — there is always a call for that. But trying to build a tunnel or express lanes — it's not going to go too far. There are a an awful lot of needs out there, big and small."