Department of Transportation
Commonwealth Transportation Board
Access Management Regulations [24 VAC 30 ‑ 73]
|Description||This regulation was developed in accordance with a legislative mandate directing the Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner (Commissioner) to develop comprehensive highway access management regulations and standards. It is the second phase of a two-phase effort. The first phase, Access Management Regulations: Principal Arterials, became effective July 1, 2008.|
|State Authority||Chapters 863 and 928 of the 2007 Acts of Assembly (HB 2228 and SB 1312, respectively); Chapters 454 (HB 1572) and 274 (SB 370) of the 2008 Acts of Assembly.|
|Exempt from APA||No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.|
|Text of Regulation||Link to Virginia Administrative Code|
|Goals of Regulation||
To reduce traffic congestion and impacts to the level of service of highways, leading to reduced fuel consumption and air pollution.
To enhance public safety by decreasing traffic crash rates.
To support economic development in the Commonwealth by promoting the efficient movement of people and goods.
To reduce the need for new highways and road widening by improving the performance of existing state highways.
To preserve public investment in new highways by maximizing their performance.
To protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens of the Commonwealth.
To be clearly written and understandable to the public.
|Name / Title:||Paul Grasewicz, AICP / Access Management Program Administrator|
Transportation and Mobility Mgt. Division, VDOT
1401 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
|Telephone:||(804)786-0778 FAX: (804)662-9405 TDD: ()-|