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Section 33: Category 18 - Candidate Turnpike Projects

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Description

This category is intended to address the planning, design, development, construction, operation, and maintenance of turnpike and toll facilities throughout the state.

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Restrictions

Turnpike and toll facilities must receive all necessary state and federal environmental approvals. Turnpike projects must also be the subject of public hearings in the vicinity where projects are located; public hearings concerning environmental review; and must be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained as required by applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

Projects in this category must have the concurrence of the MPO if located within their area of jurisdiction.

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Project Selection

Texas Turnpike authority Division Board of Directors (or other appropriate tolling entity) approves proposed turnpike projects, subject to ultimate approval by the Texas Transportation Commission.

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Policy

The Texas Turnpike Authority division may construct, maintain, repair, and operate turnpike projects to facilitate vehicular traffic throughout the state, promote the agricultural and industrial development of the state, and improve connections between highways of the state, adjoining states, and the United Mexican States. The TTA Division will evaluate projects based on feasibility studies considering various factors, including projected toll revenues and ridership volumes.

Levels of authorization are assigned to the projects based on the level of feasibility analysis and available funding:

  • Priority 1 - projects authorized for PS&E completion, utilities adjustments, and construction within the next four fiscal years
  • Priority 2 - projects authorized for PS&E preparation and right-of-way acquisition
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Category

Description

Funding

Responsible

Bank Balance Allocation

Project Specific

Eligible for LRP Status

Project Listed in UTP

Included in Trade Fair

1

High Priority IH Corridors

A

TPP

X

X

2

IH Maint

A

District

X

X

3A

NHS: Mobility

B or C

TPP

X

X

X

3B

Texas Trunk System

B

TPP

X

X

X

3C

NHS: Rehab

B

District

X

X

3D

NHS: Traffic Mgmt

B

TPP

X

X

X

3E

NHS: Misc

B

TPP

X

X

X

4A

STP: Safety - Fed Haz Elim

A

TRF

X

4A

STP: Safety - RR Sig Safety

A

TRF

X

4B

STP: Trans Enhancements

B or C

Design

X

4C

STP: Met Mob/Rehab

B or C

District and MPO

X

X

4D

STP: Urban Mob/Rehab

B or C

District

X

X

4E

STP: Rural Mob/Rehab

B

District

X

X

4F

STP: Rehab-Urban/Rural

B

District

X

X

4G

STP: RR Grade Sep

B

Bridge

X

5

CMAQ

B or C

District and MPO

X

X

6A

Bridge Repl/Rehab - On State

B

Bridge

X

X

X

6B

Bridge Repl/Rehab - Off State

C or D

Bridge

X

X

7

State Prev Maint

E

District

X

8A

Rehab - Tx FM Rds

E

District

X

8B

Tx FM Rd Expansion

E

TPP

X

X

X

9

State Park Roads

E

TPP

X

10A

Traffic Control Devices

E

District

X

10B

Rehab of Traffic Mgmt Systems

E

District

X

11

State District Discretionary

E

District

X

12

Strategic Priority

B or C or E

Comm

X

X

13A

State Funded Mobility

E

Comm

X

X

13B

Hurricane Evacuation Routes

B or E

Coastal Districts

X

X

X

13C

NAFTA Discretionary

E

District

X

13D

Urban Streets

F

MPO

X

14

State Rehabilitation

E

District

X

15

Congressional High Priority

B

Congress

X

X*

16

Misc - RR Grade X-ing Replank

E

TRF

X

16

Misc - RR Sig Maint

E

TRF

X

16

Misc - Constr Landscape

E

District

X

16

Misc - Federal

B or G

TPP

X

17

PASS

E or H

TPP

X

X

18

Candidate Turnpike Projects

varies

TTA

X

X

Funding Code

A

90% Fed - 10% State

B

80% Fed - 20% State

C

80% Fed - 20% Local

D

80% Fed - 10% State - 10% Local

E

100% State

F

80% State - 20% Local (on participation items of work)

G

100% Fed

H

50% State - 50% Local

*Category 15 is listed in the UTP only following an Authorization Bill



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