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Access Management Regulations: Principal Arterials (Repealed) [24 VAC 30 ‑ 72]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Promulgation of Highway Access Management Regulations: Principal Arterials
General Information
Action Summary Chapters 863 and 928 of the 2007 Acts of Assembly directed the Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner to develop and implement comprehensive highway access management standards to preserve and improve the efficient operations of the state systems of highways. The standards are to include guidelines for the location, number, and spacing and design of entrances, median openings, turn lanes, street intersections, traffic signals, and interchanges. Although the standards are exempt from the Administrative Process Act, the Commissioner was further directed to solicit and consider public comment in their development, and to publish them no later than December 31, 2007, to take effect July 1, 2008. Two bills were introduced in the 2008 General Assembly which addressed VDOT’s promulgation of the regulations. Chapters 274 and 454 amended the enactment clauses of Chapters 863 and 928 of the 2007 Acts of Assembly to remove the exemption from the requirements of the APA. These bills were subsequently amended to allow for the access management regulations to be promulgated in phases. The first phase (initial promulgation of regulations applicable to principal arterials) is exempt from the APA, and the regulations will go into effect July 1, 2008. Subsequent phases (promulgation of regulations applicable to minor arterials, collectors, and local highways) are subject to the APA and will go into effect October 1, 2009.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 24 VAC 30-72 Access Management Regulations: Principal Arterials (Repealed) Promulgate New Regulation
Other chapters
  24 VAC 30 - 151 Land Use Permit Regulations
  24 VAC 30 - 71 Minimum Standards of Entrances to State Highways [REPEALED]
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Chapters 863 and 928 of the 2007 Acts of Assembly; Chapters 274 and 454 of the 2008 Acts of Assembly
RIS Project Yes  [000956]
Associated Mandates Access Management Regulations: Principal Arterials
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
4579 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2008.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Paul Grasewicz, AICP  / Access Management Program Administrator
Address: Transportation and Mobility Mgt. Division, VDOT
1401 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Email Address:
Phone: (804)662-9721    FAX: (804)662-9405    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.