2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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I-81 Project Prioritization (language only)

Item 427 #2h

Item 427 #2h

Transportation, Secretary of

Page 372, after line 43, insert:
"K.1. The Commonwealth Transportation Board shall direct the staff of the Virginia Department of Transportation's Bristol, Salem and Staunton districts to develop a list of potential improvements to address congestion and safety concerns along the Interstate 81 corridor that could be implemented over the next ten years.  
2.  After the respective districts have identified potential improvement candidates, the list shall be provided to the Members of the General Assembly representing jurisdictions along the corridor to solicit their input on the relative priority of projects within each district. The results of this effort to identify priority improvements in the corridor shall be compiled, including preliminary cost estimates, where available, and presented to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Transportation Committees and the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees.  An interim report, including a listing of the identified projects and estimated costs shall be completed by November 1, 2014.  By January 1, 2016, a final listing, developed pursuant to the provisions of House Bill 2, 2014 Session of the General Assembly, will list the prioritized candidate projects identified for inclusion in the Six Year Program adopted by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in June 2016."

(This amendment directs staff in the VDOT Bristol, Salem and Staunton districts to develop a prioritized list of congestion relief and safety improvement projects along the I-81 corridor that could be implemented over the next 10 years.)