2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Joannou
Churchland Bridge (language only)

Item 444 #2h

Item 444 #2h

Transportation, Department of

Page 408, after line 52, insert:
"J. Out of the amounts provided in this item, the Commonwealth Transportation Board shall allocate in the Fiscal Year 2016-2021 Six Year Improvement Program such additional funds, up to $10,500,000, as may be required to ensure that the replacement of the Churchland Bridge in Portsmouth Virginia is fully funded in such program and can move to construction no later than fiscal year 2017."

(This amendment directs the Department of Transportation to relace 50% of the remaining local share (exclusive of the match for revenue sharing funds) required to replace the Churchland Bridge in Portsmouth. The bridge, constructed by the state prior to annexation of the area by the City of Portsmouth, has a sufficiency rating of only 48 on a scale of 0-100 and is among the most deficient bridges in the state. It also carries a major primary thoroughfare, Route 17, across the Elizabeth River. The cost estimate in the current Six Year Improvement Program totals $29.5 million, exclusive of scope additions contemplated after the adoption of the current six year program.)