Local Assistance Division
Arlington and Henrico County Secondary
Construction and Maintenance Payments
Unlike other counties in Virginia, Arlington and Henrico counties do not have state-maintained secondary highways. Instead, these counties maintain their own systems of local roads. Section 33.1-23.5:1 of the Code of Virginia sets out the process for determining the amount that the state pays these counties for the maintenance and construction of their local road systems annually. The base amount for maintenance is $7,201 per lane-mile in Arlington County and $3,616 per lane-mile in Henrico County.
These amounts are then adjusted annually to account for inflation by being multiplied by a maintenance cost index (MCI), however the Appropriations Acts of recent years have allowed the CTB to modify the amount of maintenance funding paid to these counties.
The construction allocations received by each county are determined in the same manner as the amount for other counties (80 percent based upon population and 20 percent based upon county size). The construction payment to these counties is then reduced by the percentage of funds that come from federal sources, as this money is reserved for federal projects in each county and called the County Federal Escrow Fund.
Contact: Sharon McGhee, 804-225-4466
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