Section 2: Maintenance Budget ProcessAnchor: #i1000506
The Routine Maintenance Budget process is performed at the statewide and district levels.Anchor: #i1000516
The Administration balances the needs in all areas of the department and develops the Department’s Legislative Appropriation Request (LAR). The LAR is submitted to the legislature in accordance with Legislative Budget Board (LBB) procedures.Anchor: #i1000526
When the legislature passes an appropriation bill for the biennium, the Maintenance Division uses various funding formulas to determine each district’s proposed budget.Anchor: #i1000536
Formulas were developed for each major work activity. The formulas are based upon applicable factors for each activity. Factors include inventory of physical components, condition of those components, and historical costs.
The following items are examples of these factors:
- number of lane miles, center line miles, daily truck miles, daily vehicle miles
- number of picnic areas, signals, and raised pavement markers
- area of bridges and roadside acreage
- pavement condition scores
- previous year's utility costs for luminaires and rest areas.
The district allocates funds to each maintenance office including traffic and special crews. The allocation of funds is coordinated among the district maintenance office, the area engineers and the maintenance section offices. The district engineer makes final approval of allocated funds within the district.