Primary Extensions and High Volume Unpaved Roads

The CTB established two new programs to distribute funding available through Section 33.2-358 also referred to as the CTB formula funds.

Primary Extension Paving Funds (Revised)

Based on a legislative change that was effective July 1, 2014, Section 33.2-358 provides that Primary Extensions maintained by municipalities can receive a portion of the reconstruction and paving allocations previously only distributed to Interstate and Primary Roads with a combined condition index of less than 60.  The CTB approved a new program to address this Code change in their June 2014 Board meeting and an application process was initiated to allow municipalities to apply for this funding for qualifying projects.  If you are interested in applying for these funds, key information on what qualifies and how to apply is below.  In keeping with FHWA’s increased emphasis on the maintenance and operation of the National Highway System (NHS), VDOT has revised the scoring for the prioritization process to include additional points for segments on the NHS.  In addition, we will be using the same applications for prioritizing and funding the projects selected under the State of Good Repair Program.  


  • Prior Year Selections and Allocations

High Volume Unpaved Road Funds

§33.2-358 of the Code of Virginia authorizes the set-aside of unpaved road funds for providing a hard-surface to unpaved roads with traffic volumes over 50 vehicles per day.  In June 2014, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) began to set aside a portion of these funds to address high volume unpaved roads, which are defined as unpaved roads with a traffic count greater than 500 vehicles per day.  Allocations are awarded annually by the CTB based on applications submitted by Counties.  Information about the application process, qualifying routes, and previous years’ allocations is below.

A call for applications for this program for Fiscal Year 2017 funding is currently under way with applications due to the local VDOT Residency or District office by Friday, March 18, 2016, for submittal to the Local Assistance Division by Friday, March 25, 2016.


Page last modified: June 17, 2016