|Date Requested:January 13, 2012
Time Requested:03:49 PM
| FUND(S) |
STATE ROAD FUND
Sources of Revenue
Legislation creates:Neither Program nor Fund
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
The estimated cost to implement the proposed legislation is unknown. The Division of Highways is already including many of the items proposed while staying within our fiscal constraints.
The following costs are examples of what the Division has incurred on other projects:
100' Sidewalks $ 4,166
100' Refuge Island $14,000
100' Bicycle Lane $ 8,265
Two 100' Paved 6' Shoulders $12,355
100' Dedicated 18" Transit Lane $18,532
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3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
| The Division of Highways (DOH) normally owns only curb-to-curb. Thus, to comply with this bill, it would necessitate the DOH to acquire additional rights-of-way.
Most of the State's roadways are narrow, two lane facilities, with the exception of interstates and some facilities located in urban areas. To provide the facilities in urban areas, the DOH may need to acquire additional expensive right-of-way for the walkways, bike lanes, etc. The DOH would also face the prospect of possibly relocating numerous businesses in downtown urban areas.
It should be noted, however, that in cases where the DOH has acquired the right-of-way, bicycle lanes are starting to be included. If walkways are in place prior to a highway project, construction details will include curb cuts to facilitate pedestrian travel.
The DOH does incorporate audible signals and other traffic crossing devices in urban areas as signalization projects are developed. Public transportation stops and facilities are under the jurisdiction of the Division of Public Transit. The DOH has started using roundabouts, where appropriate, to facilitiate the movement of traffic where financially feasible.
The DOH will continue to review projects for assurance that it complies with the Federal ADA legislation and, where possible, incorporate other modes.