Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Transportation
Department of Transportation
Urban Maintenance and Construction Policy [24 VAC 30 ‑ 325]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend Urban Maintenance Policy
Action 6171
General Information
Action Summary The regulation needs to be updated to reflect the elimination of formula funds, notably the urban construction allocation to localities referenced in the regulation. Chapter 684 of the 2015 Acts of Assembly amended § 33.2-358 of the Code of Virginia by changing the previous construction formula distribution – 40% to the primary system, 30% to the secondary system, and 30% to the urban system – to the current process which no longer utilizes an urban construction allocation. This change to the distribution formula applied to funds allocated for fiscal years beginning on and after July 1, 2020. Further, § 33.2-362 of the Code of Virginia, which outlined the allocation of construction funds for urban system highways, was repealed by Chapter 684 of the 2015 Acts of Assembly. The current programs for funding projects in the urban system of highways are outlined in Chapter 3.4 of the Urban Construction and Maintenance Manual. This Manual, adopted by VDOT, can be found by the public on Virginia’s Regulatory Town Hall ( under VDOT’s Guidance Documents and on the VDOT website ( on the Local Assistance Division’s Urban Highways page.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7435]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
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
9899 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/17/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: JoAnne P. Maxwell  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Governance and Legislative Affairs Division
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