Construction company wins judgment against VDOT

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An international construction company won a $21 million judgment against the Virginia Department of Transportation over a breach of contract during the construction of the U.S. 58 Clarksville Bypass in Mecklenburg County. AMEC Civil LLC, a subsidiary of British firm AMEC PLC, says VDOT owes it money for contract delays, losses of productivity and the impact of high water. The state attorney general’s office says it will appeal the decision. (Richmond Times-Dispatch

Loudoun County is facing an estimated $176 million budget shortfall, caused mostly by weakening home values, rising health care and an unexpected 3,500 new students this year. (The Washington Post

The Virginia Retirement System holds investments in bankrupt Lehman Brothers and struggling AIG, but those make up less than half a percent of the system’s $54.3 billion portfolio. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Construction of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine began on Wednesday. The building is scheduled to be completed in two years, ready for a medical students by fall 2010. (The Roanoke Times)

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