2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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American Legion Bridge (language only)

Item 449 #2s

Item 449 #2s

Department of Transportation


Page 393, following line 24, insert:

"E. The Commonwealth Transportation Board shall coordinate any project to extend the express lanes on Interstate 495 north from the current terminus to the American Legion Bridge with the project in Maryland to add express lanes to their portion of Interstate 495 and the American Legion Bridge. In its consideration of potential projects, the Board shall consider the feasibility of adding additional lanes, expanding the use of HOV/HOT lanes, and reconstructing all or portions of the bridge. The Department shall also consult with the Department of Rail and Public Transportation and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority in assessing potential projects related to any potential multi-state project."


(This amendment directs the Department of Transportation to undertake an initial assessment for remediation of the American Legion Bridge and coordinate any potential projects with Maryland project to add express lanes on Interstate 495.)