2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Landes
I-81 Project Prioritization (language only)

Item 427 #3h

Item 427 #3h

Transportation, Secretary of

Page 372, after line 43, insert:
"K. 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 projects that could address congestion and safety concerns along the Interstate 81 corridor that could be improved and constructed over the next ten years.  
Once the respective districts have identified the project candidates, they are directed to solicit input from the Members of the General Assembly representing the citizens along the corridor to help determine the relative priority of projects within each district. The results of this effort to identify and prioritize improvements in the corridor shall be compiled, including estimated costs, 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, and a final prioritized listing shall be completed by April 1, 2015, with candidate projects identified for inclusion in the Six Year Program adopted by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in June 2014."

(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.)