2006 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB5003 (Introduced)

Department of Transportation

Item 488

Item 488 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Highway System Acquisition and Construction (60300)$984,487,593$1,191,939,894
Access Roads and other Construction (60302)FY2005 $192,435,772FY2006 $254,324,008
Interstate Construction (60303)FY2005 $202,972,201FY2006 $365,140,000
Primary Construction (60304)FY2005 $221,831,952FY2006 $208,994,427
Secondary Construction (60306)FY2005 $207,163,917FY2006 $199,068,731
Urban Construction (60307)FY2005 $160,083,751FY2006 $164,412,728
Fund Sources:  
Commonwealth TransportationFY2005 $984,487,593FY2006 $1,191,939,894

Authority: Title 33.1, Chapter 1; Code of Virginia; Chapters 8, 9, and 12, Acts of Assembly of 1989, Special Session II

A.1.  Upon the Department's approval of the Baseline Engineering for Section A, the Department shall dedicate the necessary resources to commence negotiation of a fixed price for Section A of the Coalfields Expressway. Once a negotiated, fixed price is agreed upon for Section A, the Department shall dedicate the necessary resources to develop a Plan of Finance in accordance with § 33.1-12(2)(c) of the Code of Virginia and the Comprehensive Agreement dated January 11, 2002, as amended on September 3, 2002.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that sufficient appropriations will be provided to support such Plan of Finance and such Plan of Finance shall consider the funds available in the Priority Transportation Fund, the Transportation Trust Fund, Federal Highway Reimbursement Anticipation Notes, and federal revenues available to the Commonwealth Transportation Board.  Such Plan of Finance shall be presented to the Commonwealth Transportation Board for its consideration.

2.  The Department of Transportation is authorized to issue Federal Reimbursement Anticipation Notes for Coalfields Expressway projects included in the next Six-Year Improvement Plan to be approved by June of 2005.

B. Notwithstanding the amounts specified in § 33.1-75.1 C and D of the Code of Virginia, $15,000,000 the first year and $15,000,000 the second year in Commonwealth Transportation Funds shall be allocated to localities for secondary road revenue sharing.

C. Notwithstanding § 33.1-23.1 of the Code of Virginia, the net proceeds from the lease or sale of surplus and residue property purchased under this program shall be applied to the system and locality where the residue property is located.  This funding shall be provided as an adjustment to the allocations distributed to the systems and localities according to § 33.1-23.1 of the Code of Virginia.

D.  By October 1, 2005, the Department of Transportation shall enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority to determine the respective cost and responsibility for replacing the existing privacy fence abutting the Hallcrest Heights townhouse subdivision and the Dulles Access/Toll Road Connector to Route 123 in McLean, Virginia, with a sound wall to be built in conjunction with the construction of rail mass transit in the Dulles Access/Dulles Corridor.

E.  If the Virginia Department of Transportation enters into a comprehensive agreement for the construction of high-occupancy toll lanes on Interstate 495 pursuant to the Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995, any such agreement must include as a project element the design and construction of noise barriers from Gallows Road to U.S. Route 7 in Fairfax County as envisioned in the environmental impact statement for the corridor.

F.1.  The department shall adhere to the policy set by the 2002 Session of the General Assembly concerning the application of tolls or user fees on Interstate 81 in signing any comprehensive agreement pursuant to the Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995.  State law prohibits the imposition of tolls or user fees on Interstate 81 on passenger cars, pickup or panel trucks, and motorcycles as such terms are defined in § 46.2-200, Code of Virginia.  Unless the Federal Highway Administration exercises its authority to approve a demonstration project for Interstate 81 permitting the use of tolls on passenger cars, this policy continues.

2.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Commonwealth Transportation Board proceed with the environmental study of the Interstate 81 reconstruction project and that this study consider and incorporate the mitigating impacts of various rail options.

G.  The Department is authorized to use any unexpended funds from the Harrisonburg Bypass project for preliminary engineering for improvements to Port Republic Road and Stone Spring Road in Rockingham County.  Expenditures under this appropriation shall not diminish current or future secondary road allocations for Rockingham County.

H.  In accordance with the intent of Chapter 47 of the 2003 Acts of Assembly, the date included in Enactment 2 of the chapter shall be amended to November 1, 2001.