FUND(S):

State Road Fund 6700-16

Sources of Revenue:

Special Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.


    
    
    If enacted, the total cost for this project - at today's cost - is estimated at $372,000,000 at the expense of all other highway work statewide.



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 0 372,000,000
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    
    
    The costs to construct an approximate 12 mile four-lane highway from Mile Post 3.32 to Mile Post 44.32 is:
    
    Engineering $ 60,000,000
    Right of Way Acquisition 84,000,000
    Construction 228,000,000
    Total $372,000,000
    
    The cost equates to approximately $31,000,000/mile. The high cost is due to the mineral rights the DOH would need to acquire and the vast amount of earthwork that would be required to improve this highway to a four-lane facility.



Memorandum


    
    
    In addition to the costs, it is estimated that it would take approximately 12 years to construct this highway provided that funding is secured and no extenuating issues arise (environmental, historical).
    
    It should also be noted that the $372,000,000 is based on today's cost.
     Person submitting Fiscal Note: Kathy J. Holtsclaw
     Email Address: Kathy.J.Holtsclaw@wv.gov