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29 update on 29th: VDOT slates June 29 virtual update on rehab of Cub Run Bridge (Rt. 29 north )

Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a virtual construction update Wednesday, June 29 starting at 7 p.m. on work to rehabilitate northbound Route 29 (Lee Highway) bridge over Cub Run to improve driver and pedestrian safety and extend the overall life of the bridge. The bridge was originally built in 1954, some 68 years ago.

Va. funds now available for digital mapping of public schools’ layout to use in emergencies

The Digital Mapping Program for Virginia K–12 Schools now has $6.5 million available to fund up to $3,500 per public school to create a common operation picture through digital maps for school administrators and first responders to use during emergencies.

Connect with nature and help out Mother Earth by visiting a Virginia State Park this weekend

Earth Day is April 22, 2022 and Virginia residents are invited to connect with nature and help out Mother Earth by participating in the numerous events at any Virginia State Park this coming weekend.

Free motorcycle safety classes taught by Va. State Troopers start April 23

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and Virginia State Police are offering its “Ride 2 Save Lives” motorcycle safety courses across Virginia, including in Manassas, now through October.

Virginia’s individual income tax filing and payment deadline is Monday, May 2, 2022

Tax Commissioner Craig M. Burns said, “We are, as always, encouraging you to file electronically and request a refund, if you have one coming, via direct deposit.” Electronically filed returns are typically processed within two weeks, while mailed returns may take up to eight weeks or longer to process, Burns added.

Indoor farm and retail farm store coming to Arlington County

Area 2 Farms, a Public Benefit Corporation, will operate a new organic, indoor farm and retail farm store in Arlington County. In addition to growing and selling fresh produce, the company’s plans include the production of value-added products featuring items grown at Area 2 Farms.

Virginia’s March revenue collections exceeded forecasts by 22.3 percent

"I am encouraged by the strength we’re seeing in our economy when you look at steady job growth, wages rising and median family income increasing in the Commonwealth,” said Governor Youngkin.

Gov. Youngkin reports Winchester insulation plant to invest $27 million in expansion, 37 new jobs

Kingspan Insulation LLC manufactures energy efficiency and moisture management products for the residential and commercial construction industries. The company will increase production capacity by adding a new manufacturing facility for high-demand, ultra-high energy efficient OPTIM-R® vacuum insulated panels to further expand its footprint on the East Coast. The project will create 37 new jobs. In keeping with Kingspan’s Planet Passionate initiative, a 10-year global sustainability program that aims to significantly reduce its environmental footprint, the expanded facility will incorporate a number of sustainability aspects.

Bode Technology to invest $2 million and add 70 jobs to expand DNA testing services lab in Lorton

Governor Glenn Youngkin today, April 11, announced that Bode Technology, a leading provider of forensic services, will invest $2 million to expand its DNA testing services lab in Lorton to support increased customer demand.

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