2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Fralin
I-81 Incident Coordination Program

Item 427 #1h

Item 427 #1h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Transportation, Secretary of FY2007 $0 FY2008 $100,000 GF

Page 451, line 3, strike "$685,500" and insert "$785,500".
Page 455, after line 5, insert:
"J. The amounts provided in this item include $100,000 the second year from the general fund which shall be provided to the Roanoke Valley Area Metropolitan Planning Organization to coordinate a multi-agency task force to address Interstate 81 incident management.  The task force shall identify issues to better manage traffic congestion for each of the 14 interstate segments in the Roanoke Valley.  Single-lane, multi-lane, short-term and long-term closures will be considered with the goal of relieving congestion on Interstate 81."

(This amendment provides $100,000 in the second year from the general fund to support the efforts of an inter-agency task force to identify alternatives to reduce congestion and delays along Interstate 81 through the use of improved incident management through better communication and response, use of intelligent transportation systems and implementation of construction projects.)