2007 Session

Budget Bill - HB1650 (Chapter 847)

Department of Transportation

Item 443

Item 443

First Year - FY2007Second Year - FY2008
Highway System Acquisition and Construction (60300)$1,688,525,260
Dedicated and Statewide Construction (60302)FY2007 $320,772,591
FY2008 $462,772,591
Interstate Construction (60303)FY2007 $518,638,664
FY2008 $472,638,664
Primary Construction (60304)FY2007 $316,604,835
FY2008 $235,604,835
Secondary Construction (60306)FY2007 $234,516,864
FY2008 $234,516,864
Urban Construction (60307)FY2007 $201,098,346
FY2008 $186,098,346
Highway Construction Program Management (60315)FY2007 $96,893,960
FY2008 $96,893,960
Fund Sources:  
Commonwealth TransportationFY2007 $1,680,317,806
FY2008 $1,680,317,806
Trust and AgencyFY2007 $8,207,454
FY2008 $8,207,454

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

A. 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 from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund shall be allocated to localities for secondary road revenue sharing.

B. 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.

C. 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.

D.  The Department shall develop a report detailing the status of the Coalfields Expressway and the Coalfields Connector that includes a financial plan for completing each phase of the project and for identifying the cost of each phase and the source of revenue to pay for said costs, separately and together.  In addition, the report shall include the schedules for each phase of the project, including any environmental impact studies required under NEPA because of changes to the Expressway's route.  The Department shall submit the report by November 30, 2006, to the Secretary of Transportation and to the Chairmen of the Senate Committees on Transportation and Finance and to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Transportation and Appropriations.

E.  The department shall report to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by December 1, 2006, on the feasibility of the Commonwealth matching dollars generated by local transportation referendum provided that such funds not be used for debt service and that projects included in the transportation referendum meet state standards and are in the Six-Year Improvement Program.  The department shall base the match on one state dollar for every two local dollars.

F. Under the direction of the Commonwealth Transportation Board, the department shall develop a legislative proposal for the 2007 Session of the General Assembly to establish a comprehensive limited access management program.  The proposal shall include the goals of such a program and the process for developing and amending a comprehensive access management plan, including the review of requests by localities or regional authorities to alter the level of service for any transportation facility constructed under the Primary Construction Program beginning July 1, 2007.

G. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to increase the appropriation as needed to utilize amounts available from prior year balances in the dedicated funds.

H.  Included in the amounts for dedicated and statewide construction is the reappropriation of $219,280,000 the second year for anticipated expenditure of amounts collected in prior years from bond proceeds or dedicated special revenues.  The amounts will be provided from balances in the Federal Highway Reimbursement Anticipation Notes Fund, Northern Virginia Transportation District Fund, State Route 28 Highway Improvement District Fund, U.S. Route 58 Corridor Development Fund and the Priority Transportation Fund.  These amounts were originally appropriated when received or forecasted and are not related to FY 2007 and FY 2008 estimated revenues.

I. Out of the amounts provided for Highway System Acquisition and Construction in the second year, such amounts as may be required to match all federally-designated funding available for Interstate Route 73 shall be provided from Commonwealth Transportation Funds.