2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Special Structures Report (language only)

Item 450 #1s

Item 450 #1s

Department of Transportation


Page 394, following line 40, insert:

"H. The Commonwealth Transportation Board shall, no later than December 1, 2018, review and report to the Chairmen of House and Senate Committees on Transportation, the Joint Transportation Accountability Commission, the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance the overall condition and potential funding needs of large and unique bridge and tunnel structures in the Commonwealth that will, or may, become eligible for funding in SMART Scale rounds beginning after July 1, 2018.  As part of the review, the Board shall make recommendations for addressing the unique scoring and funding of such projects within SMART Scale, including but not limited to the establishment of a dedicated funding reserve.  As part of this review, the Board shall assess all large and unique bridge and tunnel structures including, but not limited to, the Robert O. Norris Bridge on Route 3 in Fredericksburg District and the Big Walker Mountain Tunnel in the Bristol District."


(This amendment directs the Commonwealth Transportation Board to assess conditions, estimate potential costs, and develop recommendations for funding infrastructure needs of the Robert O. Norris Bridge, the Big Walker Mountain Tunnel, and other unique bridge and tunnel structures within the provisions of SMART Scale.)