2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Shoulder Stabilization Materials (language only)

Item 487 #3h

Item 487 #3h

Transportation, Department of

Page 356, at the beginning of line 42, insert "A."
Page 357, after line 12, insert:
"B. Out of the amounts provided for Ground Transportation System Planning and Research, the Department of Transportation, through the Virginia Transportation Research Council, shall allocate such amounts as may be required to study the use of soil stabilizers in highway shoulders at one or more selected locations. In conducting its evaluation, the Council shall include a cost/benefit analysis, with the objective of finding a method of substantially reducing the occurrence of pavement/shoulder drop-off at a reasonable cost.  Findings of the evaluation shall be reported to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than January 1, 2005."

(This amendment directs the Virginia Transportation Research Council to study the use of soil stabilizers for highway shoulder improvements.)