Virginia was named the infrastructure "state of the year" on Tuesday by a Washington, D.C.,-based consulting firm, citing five projects valued at $13.8 billion.

The award comes as two of the state's largest infrastructure projects have run into trouble. Financing delays for a high-occupancy toll lane project on I-395 and I-95 were announced in August. Two days later, Arlington County sued the state and U.S. transportation officials over environmental issues concerning the HOT lanes.

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