2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Marshall R.
Route 28 Improvements (language only)

Item 453 #2h

Item 453 #2h

Department of Transportation


Page 441, after line 30, insert:

"L. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if during calendar year 2015 or 2016 any section of state-maintained roadway which (i) traverses four jurisdictions, (ii) is approximately six miles in length, (iii) had a crash rate that is twice the statewide and district averages, (iv) had an injury rate twice the statewide and districtwide averages, (v) had a fatality rate twice the districtwide average, and (vi) had a morning northbound travel time of approximately 45 minutes to an Interstate shall be deemed to comply with the provisions of § 33.1-214.1, Code of Virginia, for the purposes of constructing three and two reversible morning and evening travel lanes which traverse two of the jurisdictions and out of existing funds an amount not to exceed $6,500,000 shall be allocated to implement construction of said lanes."


(This amendment stipulates that a roadway meeting six specific requirements outlined above shall be deemed to have met the requirements of House Bill 2, 2014 Session of the General Assembly, which establishes a statewide prioritization method for selecting highway projects. It allocates an amount not to exceed $6.5 million to implement needed improvements to Route 28 between Manassas Drive in Manassas Park and the Prince William/Fairfax County boundary at the Bull Run bridge.)