2001 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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FIber-Optic Conduit in New Construction (language only)

Item 525 #20s

Item 525 #20s

Transportation, Department of

Page 461, after line 37, insert:
"P.  The Department of Transportation shall include the standard bridge conduit plan for the placement of fiber-optic conduits in the right-of-way on construction projects that are under design and/or scheduled to begin construction during FY 2001 and FY 2002.  In addition, the Department of Transportation may amend its contract with DTI on the interstate system for installation and maintenance of the fiber optic network to facilitiate the expansion of fiber optic conduits along the National Highway System.  The Department may apply approved cost recovery methodology to these installations.  The Department of Transportation shall report by October 1, 2001 to the House Transportation and Senate Transportation Committees on the selected projects and the estimated cost of such placements and the estimated benefits."

(This amendment requires VDOT to include the placement of fiber-optic conduits on certain projects that are under design or construction during this biennium.)