2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Route 15 - Journey Through Hallowed Grounds (language only)

Item 446 #3h

Item 446 #3h

Transportation, Department of

Page 408, following line 5, insert:
"G.1 Prior to the adoption of the Six Year Improvement Program for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 3013, the Commonwealth Transportation Board shall annually determine an amount, not less than $1,000,000 and not to exceed $5,000,000, from state transportation revenues deposited to the Commonwealth Transportation Fund to maintain a program for the enhancement of statewide transportation assets including Virginia Byways.
2. From the amounts allocated by the Commonwealth Transportation Board to the fund set set forth in paragraph 1, $1,000,000 in the second year shall be provided for transportation enhancements consistent with the Route 15 "Journey Through Hallowed Grounds" corridor master plan. This funding shall be available for improvements related to comprehensive wayfinding signage, pull-offs, the "Living Legacy" tree planting program, and other enhancement projects consistent with the master plan and approved by the department."

(This amendment directs the Commonwealth Transportation Board to establish a state funded transportation enhancement program for Virginia Byways and dedicates $1.0 million to the Route 15 "Journey Through Hallowed Grounds" project.)