2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Landes
Co-Patron(s): Lohr, Saxman
Use of I-81 Federal Earmarks (language only)

Item 443 #8h

Item 443 #8h

Transportation, Department of

Page 378, after line 47, insert:
"E.  Funds designated by the federal SAFETEA-LU authorization bill for construction of dedicated truck lanes shall be used for the purposes of constructing climbing lanes for trucks, improvements to dangerous and/or congested segments of Interstate 81 based on existing safety and traffic studies and driver safety improvements along the corridor using technology and enforcement programs."

(This amendment directs the Department of Transportation to utilize the federal funds earmarked for dedicated truck lanes on Interstate 81 to make improvements to dangerous and/or congested segments of that highway, including the construction of truck climbing lanes and addressing other safety improvements.)