2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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

Item 453 #3h

Item 453 #3h

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 be priority projects for the Northern Virginia Transportation "Authority (NVTA).  The Authority, as condition of receipt of any funds in this Act shall utilize an amount not to exceed $6,500,000 for the purposes of constructing three and two reversible morning and evening travel lanes which traverse two of the jurisdictions.  In lieu of use of regional funding, the provision of a like amount of funding by the County of Prince William for such purpose shall be deemed sufficient to allow for the release of the regional funds to the NVTA."


(This amendment requires the NVTA to set aside whatever amounts as are needed, up to $6,500,000, to construct reversible travel lanes along Route 28 as a condition of receiving funding appropriated in this act. It further stipulates that provision of funding for such project could instead be provided by Prince William County.)