2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB29 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Saslaw
Evaluation of City Street Maintenance (language only)

Item 446 #2s

Item 446 #2s

Department of Transportation


Page 224, after line 40, insert:

"G. The Department of Transportation shall conduct an evaluation of the conditions of city streets. The evaluation shall include (i) an assessment of the current conditions of pavements and bridges on city-maintained streets throughout the Commonwealth, (ii) a review of the current formula used for distributing city street payments including comparisons of age, condition, vehicles miles traveled relative to per mile payments, (iii) opportunities for efficiency through partnerships with the Department, and (iv) recommendations, if any, for revisions to the formula for the distribution of city street payments. The evaluation shall be complete no later than December 1, 2023."


(This amendment moves language included in the introduced budget directing VDOT to review the condition of city streets from the Item that provides financial assistance to localities for city road maintenance to VDOT's budget for system planning and research in order to ensure that funding disbursements for localities are not reduced. The Joint Legislative and Review Commission recommended the review and found the cost to implement this change could range from a hundred thousand dollars up to $2 million per year, depending on the data collection methods used and the extensiveness and frequency of collection.)