Local Assistance Division - Funding Programs

Primary Extensions/ State of Good Repair (SGR) Pavement Program

FY2023 eligible segments are now available in the Smart Portal. The application period for FY2022 primary extension and local bridges ends December 10, 2021 at 5:00pm. Paving segments must be developed to meet federal requirements. There are two certifications that must be acknowledged in the Smart Portal. The Maintenance of Effort Certification in which localities certify funds received are in addition to and do not replace their current funding level and the Federal Certification in which localities acknowledge projects must be developed using federal guidelines and any funding received will be federal. In addition, a Detailed Project Cost Estimate is required to be uploaded with the primary extension applications. New beginning FY2022, local paving projects will require the “SGR Paving Projects Administration Request Form” to be uploaded to the Smart Portal. A link to the form is provided below.

FY2023 Eligible Paving Segments 

Based on a legislative change 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 an application process 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 emphasis on the maintenance and operations of the National Highway System (NHS), VDOT continues to include additional points for segments on the NHS in the scoring and prioritization process.

This year the primary extension applications submitted for paving projects will be scored for funding with State of Good Repair (SGR) funds.  If you are interested in applying for these funds, key information about what qualifies and how to apply is below.

Applications should be submitted using VDOT’s Smart Portal System at the following link:  https://smartportal.virginiahb2.org/

September 24, 2019 webinar

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Fiscal Year 2021
FY22 SGR Primary Extension Project Selection

Fiscal Year 2020
FY21 SGR Primary Extension Project Selections

Projects funded with Primary Extension and State of Good Repair funds

Fiscal Year 2019
Fiscal Year 2019 Primary Extension - State of Good Repair

In keeping with the methodology and policy approved by the CTB, all bridge projects must have the appropriate phase started within 24 months of allocation/award of funding approval and all paving projects must be advertised within 6 months of the allocation/award of funding or be subject to deallocation.  In order to ensure that projects are moving expeditiously once funding is approved; VDOT has established a process and criteria for deallocating funding for projects that are not moving forward per the policy. The SGR Primary Extension and Local Bridge Deallocation Process was shared with local governments and VDOT district offices on April 19, 2019 and can be found at the link below. 

SGRLocality Project Deallocation for Pavement or Bridge Projects

Please visit the State of Good Repair main webpage for information on the State of Good Repair Program. The main webpage includes information regarding program requirements and the most recent eligible pavement segments and eligible bridges.

Virginia localities must submit applications and work notification form through the SMART Portal.  The application/notification form in-take period starts on Oct. 1, 2020 and ends on Dec. 11, 2020, at 5 p.m.

For more information:

For questions about the State of Good Repair (SGR) and primary extension programs, contact: 

John Leonard 
Virginia Department of Transportation
Local Assistance Division
1401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: 804-225-4466

Yolanda Newton
Phone: (804) 786-0334
Virginia Department of Transportation
Local Assistance Division
1401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219

High Volume Unpaved Road Funds

This program has sunset-historical information on allocations is provided below:

Allocation Approvals

For questions about the High Volume Unpaved Road Program, please contact: 

Michele Piccolomini

Phone: (804) 786-9125
Virginia Department of Transportation
Local Assistance Division
1401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219

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