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Section 13: Category 4F - STP: Rehabilitation in Urban and Rural Areas

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Description

This category is to address the rehabilitation needs of non-NHS highways as well as NHS highways in urban and rural areas on the state highway system which are functionally classified greater than a local road or a rural minor collector.

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Restrictions

These funds can only be expended on the state highway system in urban and rural areas, and are intended for the rehabilitation of existing main lanes and structures. The roadway must be functionally classified greater than a local road or rural minor collector.

All projects must be developed in accordance with applicable federal or state environmental requirements and design standards. All projects must be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained in accordance with state laws, regulations, directives; and safety, design, and construction standards as required by TEA-21.

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

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Allocation to Districts

Allocations for the STP Urban/Rural Rehabilitation Programs are approved by the commission, with the districts receiving allocations based on the following formula:

  • 30% - summation of flexible and rigid equivalent single-axle loads per non-interstate section multiplied times the non-interstate section length
  • 30% - non-interstate lane miles
  • 35% - non-interstate lane miles (including interstate frontage roads) with “substandard” Distress Scores, based on Pavement Management Information System (PMIS) Distress Score less than 60.
  • 5% - square footage of bridge deck area with sufficiency rating between 50 and 80.

This program is managed as a bank balance program with eligible projects developed by the districts on an as-needed basis within their allocations. The STP Urban/Rural Rehabilitation Programs are usually one-year programs with the program funds available for use within four years.

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Policy

Funds can only be used to rehabilitate any roadway on the state highway system with a functional classification greater than a local road or rural minor collector. The roadway must be rehabilitated to applicable design standards.

Match for preliminary engineering, construction, and right-of-way purchase/utility adjustments will be in accordance with TxDOT's Policy for Matching Funds - Participation Ratios.

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