2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Comstock
Dulles Corridor Sound Wall (language only)

Item 446 #1h

Item 446 #1h

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 $2,500,000 the second year from Commonwealth Transportation Funds to construct a sound wall south of and adjacent to the Dulles Toll and Access Road between Beulah Road and Trap Road in Vienna, Virginia, a distance of approximately 4,800 linear feet.  The department shall work in consultation with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to ensure that MWAA provides a proportion of the needed funded to construct the sound mitigation based on the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project's contribution to the excessive noise levels at this location."

(This amendment directs the Commonwealth Transportation Board to set aside needed funding to construct a sound wall along a portion of the Dulles Toll Road to address increasing noise levels related to the roadway and rail improvements in the vicinity of the impacted neighborhoods of Chathams Forge, Carters Grove, Coral Ridge and Symphony Meadows in Vienna, Virginia. Studies undertaken by MWAA indicate that these areas are negatively impacted by highway and train noise under the criteria utilized by the Authority yet question the cost effectiveness of the mitigation and therefore have refused to provide relief to the impacted citizens.)