2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hashmi
Working Group - Powhite Parkway Extension (language only)

Item 458 #1s

Item 458 #1s

Department of Transportation


Page 548, after line 19, insert:

"N. The Commissioner of Highways shall perform an evaluation and provide a report (i) assessing the condition of the existing portion of the Powhite Parkway (Route 76) located in Chesterfield County and now operated by the Commonwealth and whether tolls should be maintained after all debt undertaken for its construction is retired, in order to facilitate maintenance of the existing facility; and (ii) identifying, in consultation with Chesterfield County and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, alternative scenarios for the future extension of the route to support economic development opportunities, taking into consideration long-term plans of the County, to include potential financing options.  As part of the identification of alternative scenarios, the Commissioner, in collaboration with Chesterfield County, will identify strategies regarding the administration (including permitting and design), construction, ownership, and operations, including long-term maintenance, of the Powhite Parkway Extension project.  The Commissioner shall provide the report to the Secretary of Transportation and the chairs of the House and Senate Committees on Transportation, the House Committee on Appropriations, the House Committee on Finance, and the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations, no later than December 15, 2023."


(This amendment requires the Virginia Department of Transportation to assess the current condition of the Powhite Parkway Extension and provide a report on how it will be maintained after the current debt is retired and future opportunities for its expansion to enhance industrial site development in Chesterfield County.)