Amends GS 13618(29a) to apply the requirements of that subdivision (regarding road improvements adjacent to schools) to improvements that are not located on the school property. Grants the Department of Transportation (DOT) the power to grant final approval of any project design under this subdivision. Authorizes schools to engage their own traffic engineer in lieu of Department evaluation. Only requires entities planning schools to meet the recommendations made by the DOT regarding highway improvements that are physically connected to a driveway on the school property. Directs the DOT to reimburse the total costs of state highway improvements required under this subdivision.
Enacts new GS 160A307 (Limitation on city requirements for street improvements related to schools). Directs that a city may only require street improvements related to schools that are required for safe ingress or egress to the municipal street system and that are physically connected to a driveway on the school site. Directs the DOT to reimburse costs of such improvements, and grants DOT the power to grant final approval of any project design requiring reimbursement.
Declares rules or policy adopted by DOT that do not comply with this act to be null and void.
Authorizes DOT to adopt temporary rules to implement this act, remaining in place until permanent rules replacing them become effective.
Bill S 296 (2017-2018)Summary date: Mar 15 2017 - View summary