A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REMOVE THE RESTRICTION ON THE TURNPIKE AUTHORITY'S SELECTION OF A CORRIDOR LOCATION FOR THE SOUTHEAST EXTENSION PROJECT OF N.C. 540. Enacted June 12, 2013. Effective June 12, 2013.
Summary date: Jun 13 2013 - View summary
Summary date: May 29 2013 - View summary
The conference report makes the following changes to the 3rd edition. Deletes the proposed changes to GS 136-89.183(a) which removed authorization for several Turnpike Projects and amended the process for selecting other projects. Instead amends GS 136-89.183(a)(2)a. to authorize the Turnpike Authority to design, establish, purchase, construct, operate, and maintain the Triangle Expressway, including portions known as the NC 540 Triangle Parkway and the Western Wake Freeway in Wake and Durham Counties (deleting the Southeast Extension and the specified limitations on the location of the extension from the current law). Provides that these segments make up three projects. Adds that the act is effective only if House Bill 817 (Strategic Transportation Investments) becomes law.
Summary date: Mar 7 2013 - View summary
Senate Amendment #2 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends the long title to reflect the bill content.
Amends GS 136-89.183(a)(2) toauthorize the Turnpike Authority (Authority)to study, plan, develop, and undertake preliminary design work on up to eight (was, reduced from eight to five in 2nd edition) Turnpike Projects.
Requires prior consultation with the Joint Legislative Commissionon Governmental Operations regarding any projects proposed by the Authorityin addition to those listed in(a)(2). Provides that with the exception of the projects identified in sub-subdivisions a. and c. of subdivision (2)of GS 136-89.183, before the letting of a contract, anyTurnpike Project selected for construction by the Authority has to be eligible for funding under GS 136-188 (the Mobility Fund) or subject to GS 136-18(42) (prioritization process for selecting projects) in addition to meeting the other listed requirements.
Deletes amendments to GS 136-176(b2),which decreasedthe annual appropriation to the Authority from the Highway Trust Fund. Also deletes changes to GS 105-187.9, which increased the amount each fiscal year transferred from the taxes deposited in the Highway Trust Fund to the Mobility Fund.
Summary date: Mar 6 2013 - View summary
Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Amends GS 136-89.183 to remove the following projects from those that the Turnpike Authority is authorized to design, establish, purchase, construct, operate, and maintain: (1) Gaston East-West Connector (Garden Parkway), (2) Cape Fear Skyway, and (3) bridge more than two miles long going from the mainland to a peninsula bordering Virginia. Makes conforming changes. Amends GS 136-176 to remove the funds appropriated for the Mid-Currituck Bridge and the Garden Parkway. Amends GS 105-187.9 to increase the amount of funds that are to be transferred to the Mobility Fund by a corresponding amount. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
Summary date: Jan 30 2013 - View summary
Amends GS 136-89.183(a)(2)a. to provide as title indicates, removing the restriction on the Southeast Extension portion of the Triangle Expressway. Directs the Department of Transportation to expedite the federal environmental impact statement process for the Southeast Extension, and directs the Joint Legislative Transportation oversight Committee to monitor progress.