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Access Management Regulations [24 VAC 30 ‑ 73]
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Chapter Information
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.
Federal Authority None
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.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Paul Grasewicz, AICP  / Access Management Program Administrator
Address: Transportation and Mobility Mgt. Division, VDOT
1401 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-0778    FAX: (804)662-9405    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendment of VDOT regulations per Chapter 805 of the 2014 Acts of Assembly Final Stage complete. Becomes effective on 12/31/2014.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Repeal Ch. 72; amend Ch. 73 to apply to Principal Arterials and for Clarity and Accuracy Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/5/2013.
CH 0073 2011 Tech Correctns (companion to Proj 2999) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/18/2012.
Revisions to Land Development Regulations from 2011 Legislative Actions Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/31/2011.
Amend Commissioner title in connection with legislative action Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/23/2011.
Update references to current regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/11/2011.
Promulgation of APA-Subject Regulation and Related Standards to Satisfy Legislative Mandate Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/14/2009.