The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) plans to revive several delayed road projects in the state of Virginia, US.

The step comes after a multi-year transportation plan to revive long-stalled projects was passed in the General Assembly.

The state could register $13bn in economic benefits if all the projects were implemented, according to an independent economic report by consulting firm Chmura Economics and Analytics.

The plan includes $85.5m road improvements in Culpeper county, which have been delayed or postponed due to funding shortfalls.

The work will include the construction of an interchange at US 29 and Route 666, the widening of Route 3 between Stevensburg and Lignum to four lanes and the widening of Brandy Road between Route 666 and Inlet to four lanes.

Preliminary environmental studies have been initiated for the US 29 and Route 666 interchange, while a review of the Brandy Road project has already been completed.

Culpeper is considering ways to make up for the remaining funding shortfall for the outer loop project, estimated to cost about $15m.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB), which establishes the administrative policies for Virginia’s transportation system, is expected to approve the six-year transportation projects plan in June 2011.