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2008 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Chapter 879)

Department of Transportation

Item 455

Item 455

First Year - FY2009Second Year - FY2010
Highway System Acquisition and Construction (60300)$1,487,092,134$1,409,630,527
Dedicated and Statewide Construction (60302)FY2009 $396,826,380FY2010 $386,715,157
Interstate Construction (60303)FY2009 $356,086,921FY2010 $336,524,050
Primary Construction (60304)FY2009 $288,250,852FY2010 $268,129,296
Secondary Construction (60306)FY2009 $187,089,614FY2010 $202,298,876
Urban Construction (60307)FY2009 $215,475,779FY2010 $171,299,682
Highway Construction Program Management (60315)FY2009 $43,362,588FY2010 $44,663,466
Fund Sources:  
Commonwealth TransportationFY2009 $1,249,753,633FY2010 $1,178,428,289
Trust and AgencyFY2009 $237,338,501FY2010 $231,202,238

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


A. Included in the amounts for dedicated and statewide construction is $15,000,000 the first year and $15,000,000 the second year from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, which shall be allocated to localities for revenue sharing. The remaining amount needed to provide any required funding to fulfill the Commonwealth's allocation of equivalent revenue sharing matching funds pursuant to § 33.1-23.05, Code of Virginia, shall be provided from the proceeds of Commonwealth of Virginia Transportation Capital Projects Revenue Bonds as outlined in § 33.1-23.4:01, Code of Virginia.


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 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.


D. Included in the amounts for dedicated and statewide construction is the reappropriation of $32,500,000 the first year and $30,400,000 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 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 2009 and FY 2010 estimated revenues.


E. Projects being developed and procured through adopted state, local or regional design-build provisions, other than those required by § 33.1-12(2)(b), Code of Virginia, may be considered for funding from the Transportation Partnership Opportunity Fund. In addition, an application requesting funding from the fund shall be limited to requesting only one form of assistance and the limitations included in § 33.1-221.1:8(E), Code of Virginia.


F. Upon issuance of a resolution by a local governing body that a property has been designated for school construction, and upon presentation of such resolution to the Commonwealth Transportation Board with an accompanying notification that such project is ready to move forward, the Commonwealth Transportation Board shall immediately reduce the speed limit on abutting primary and secondary roadways to 35 miles per hour or less.


G. The Secretary of Transportation shall ensure that as part of its Six-Year Program Update the programmatic allocations are revised to reflect the reduction of revenues, estimated at $61,800,000 in the first year and $65,400,000 in the second year, resulting from the repeal of the abusive driver fees.


H. The Department shall complete an assessment of improvements needed to the intersection of Route 522 and Route 617 in Powhatan County to support development of the Powhatan State Park. The Department shall provide a report including estimates of costs to the Secretary of Transportation and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1, 2008.