2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hackworth
Wildlife Elk Crossing Project

Item 452 #12s

Item 452 #12s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Department of Transportation FY2023 $0 FY2024 $5,000,000 GF

Page 538, line 40, strike "$4,118,888,937" and insert "$4,123,888,937".

Page 541, after line 28, insert:

"S. Included in this Item, $5,000,000 the first year from the general fund is provided to the Department of Transportation to fund high priority wildlife crossing projects. The funding shall be first prioritized to leverage any available federal grant dollars to construct the Corridor Q Route 460 / 121 Poplar Creek Phase A (UPC 90282) elk crossings project in Buchanan County, Virginia. Any funding remaining after completion of the project shall then be prioritized by the department to implement wildlife crossings projects with the best chances of reducing wildlife-vehicle collisions, as determined by the hot spot analysis in the commonwealth's Wildlife Corridor Action Plan pursuant to § 29.1-579, Code of Virginia."


(This amendment provides $5.0 million GF in FY 2024 for funding the Corridor Q elk crossing project in Buchanan, Virginia.)