Virginia Department of Transportation
(VDOT) is the government agency responsible for
building, maintaining and operating Virginia's roads, bridges and tunnels.
It is overseen by the Commonwealth Transportation
, which has the power to fund airports
. Virginia has the third largest
state-maintained highway system in the
country, just behind North Carolina and Texas.
VDOT's annual budget for Fiscal Year 2004-2005 was $2.8 billion.
About 46 percent of allocations went to roadway maintenance, 29
percent went to highway systems construction and the rest went to
debt service, operations, payments to other agencies,
administration, special financing and earmarks. It has around 9,301
employees, making it one of the three largest state agencies in
VDOT operates the following toll facilities: