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AB 515 (Frazier) State Highway System Management Plan

Position:Support
Status:Chaptered
Summary:
Existing law requires the Department of Transportation to prepare the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for the expenditure of transportation capital improvement funds for projects that are necessary to preserve and protect the state highway system, excluding projects that add new traffic lanes. Existing law requires the State Highway Operation and Protection Program to be based on an asset management plan prepared by the department, and requires the department to submit the proposed State Highway Operation and Protection Program to the California Transportation Commission by January 31 of each even-numbered year for adoption by the commission and submittal by the commission to the Governor and Legislature by April 1 of each even-numbered year.
 
Existing law requires the Department of Transportation to prepare a 10-year state highway rehabilitation plan for the rehabilitation and reconstruction by the State Highway Operation and Protection Program of all state highways and bridges owned by the state. This plan is required to be submitted by the department to the commission for review and comments by January 31 of each odd-numbered year, and then transmitted by the department to the Governor and Legislature by May 1 of each odd-numbered year. Existing law also requires the department to prepare a 5-year maintenance plan that addresses the maintenance needs of the state highway system, limited to maintenance activities that if not performed, could result in increased State Highway Operation and Protection Program costs in the future. Existing law requires the maintenance plan to be submitted by the department to the commission, the Governor, and the Legislature by January 31 of each odd-numbered year. Existing law provides that these plans shall be the basis for, among other things, the department’s budget request.
 
This bill would require the department to prepare a draft State Highway System Management Plan, which would consist both of the 10-year state highway rehabilitation plan and the 5-year maintenance plan. The bill would require the department to make the draft of its proposed State Highway System Management Plan available to regional transportation agencies for review and comment, and would require the department to include and respond to the comments in the final plan to the commission by February 15 of each odd-numbered year. The bill would require the department to transmit the final State Highway System Management Plan to the Governor and Legislature by June 1 of each odd-numbered year.
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Last Updated:October 2, 2017