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SMART SCALE: Round Three Scores Released

SMART SCALE: Round Three Scores Released

Virginia’s SMART SCALE is about investing limited tax dollars in the right projects that meet the most critical transportation needs in Virginia.  In the SMART SCALE prioritization process, transportation projects are scored based on an objective, outcome-based process that is transparent to the public and allows decision-makers to be held accountable to taxpayers.  The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) uses the project score information resulting from SMART SCALE to help select the right projects for funding.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) released draft SMART SCALE Round 3 project scores on January 15, 2019. Transportation project applications are submitted biennially by localities, regional entities, and metropolitan organizations and scored based on factors including safety improvements, congestion reduction, accessibility, land use (in larger regions), environmental quality, and economic development. The CTB will announce the final funding decisions on projects that will be included in the Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) in June 2019.

The current schedule for the development of the FY 2020-2025 SYIP is as follows:

February - CTB meeting –Review of recommended projects.

March/April - CTB to develop potential revisions to staff recommended funding   scenario.

April/May - Public hearings on recommended funding scenario and any potential revisions.

May - CTB meeting –Revised funding scenario developed.

June - CTB meeting –Adoption of Six-Year Improvement Program, including projects and funding resulting from the SMART SCALE process.

The projects and funding recommendations for the Hampton Roads Construction District are listed in the following chart:

SMART SCALE Round 3 Recommended Projects and Funding:

Area Type

Applicant

Project Title

Project Benefit

SMART SCALE Request

Score

Program

A

Williamsburg

Lafayette Street Signal & Pedestrian Improvements

0.598

$91,000

65.742

DGP

A

Chesapeake

Battlefield Blvd/Volvo Pkwy Intersection Improvements

9.092

$1,447,129

62.829

DGP

A

Williamsburg

Richmond Road Signal Coordination & Pedestrian Improvements

1.166

$203,500

57.284

DGP

A

Norfolk

Ballentine Blvd Lane Improvements

5.524

$1,067,388

51.75

DGP

A

Portsmouth

Portsmouth Railroad Crossing Message Signs

2.718

$570,000

47.681

DGP

A

(WATA)

WATA Bus Stop Pull Offs

0.565

$255,000

22.166

HPPP

A

Norfolk City

Terminal Blvd/Diven St Intersection Improvements

3.325

$1,732,600

19.19

DGP

D

Northampton County

Shoulder Widening Rte 13

3.042

$2,923,357

10.407

DGP

D

Greensville County

HWY 301S Sidewalk Greensville Project

0.55

$576,903

9.54

DGP

A

Newport News

J. Clyde Morris Blvd Intersection Improvements

1.341

$1,768,528

7.583

DGP

A

Hampton Roads Transit

Newport News Shipyard - Gloucester MAX Service

0.902

$1,200,000

7.517

HPPP

A

Newport News

Jefferson Ave & Oyster Point Rd Intersection Improvements

7.255

$10,856,521

6.682

DGP

A

Hampton

Hampton Roads Center Pkwy Bike & Pedestrian Access

1.386

$2,158,325

6.42

DGP

D

Sussex County

Wakefield 460 Eastbound Turn Lane

0.61

$981,290

6.212

DGP

A

Hampton

N Armistead Ave Reconstruction, Ped, & Drainage Improvements

1.847

$4,818,528

3.833

DGP

A

Isle of Wight County

Carrollton Boulevard (Route 17) Crosswalks

0.081

$212,000

3.817

DGP

A

HRTPO

Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Widening/I-64 Expansion

74.159

$200,000,000

3.708

HPPP

A

York County

Route 171 capacity enhancements between Routes 134 and 1740

0.734

$2,420,000

3.034

DGP

A

Newport News

Warwick Blvd & Oyster Point Rd Intersection Improvements

1.639

$5,445,737

3.01

DGP

D

Northampton County

Bicycle Lane on US Business 13

0.559

$2,360,061

2.367

DGP

A

Norfolk

Virginia Beach Blvd Widening – George St to Newtown Rd

3.714

$15,701,021

2.365

DGP

A

Virginia Beach

General Booth Blvd/Oceana Blvd Intersection Improvements

0.796

$3,600,000

2.212

DGP

A

Williamsburg

Lafayette Street Widening

0.838

$4,329,000

1.936

DGP

A

Williamsburg

Monticello Ave-Richmond Rd-Lafayette St Roundabout

1.199

$6,381,090

1.879

DGP

A

James City County

Longhill Road Shared Use Path

0.805

$4,400,000

1.83

DGP

D

Surry County

Route 31 Bicycle Accomodations

1.718

$9,600,000

1.789

DGP

 

 

Localities in Hampton Roads Construction District and not part of HRTPO ($16.4 M)

 

High Priority Projects Program (HPPP)

 

District Grant Program (DGP)

 

Complete information on SMART SCALE, including the updated Policy and Technical Guides, may be accessed on the SMART SCALE website at:

 www.vasmartscale.org/default.asp

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