2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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EIS for High Rise Bridge (language only)

Item 446 #2c

Item 446 #2c

Transportation, Department of

Page 408, after line 5, insert:
"G. Out of the amounts provided for dedicated and statewide construction, the Commonwealth Transportation Board shall provide up to $5,000,000 the second year from Commonwealth Transportation Funds to begin an environmental assessment for the replacement of the I-64 High Rise Bridge in Chesapeake, Virginia."

(This amendment provides $5.0 million in the second year to fund an environmental study for the replacement of the I-64 High Rise Bridge in the Bower's Hill area of Chesapeake from existing transportation funding. This bridge, along the corridor from the I-464 interchange to the I-664/264 Interchange is a corridor of major importance for the Hampton Roads region's military, commerce, and disaster evacuation. The High Rise Bridge is a four-lane, twin bascule span bridge that was built in 1972 and carries over 73,000 vehicles per day.)