State of Good Repair (SGR) Program

In 2015, House Bill 1887 was passed and incorporated into the Code of Virginia (§ 33.2-369) to create the State of Good Repair (SGR) Program. Also, Code of Virginia (§ 33.2-232) and Code of Virginia (§ 33.2-214) have requirements regarding the SGR program 

Known as State of Good Repair (SGR), the program provides funding for deteriorated pavements and Poor Condition -- structurally deficient * (SD) -- bridges owned or maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and or localities, as approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB). Legislation requires the program to be transparent and based on objectively obtained and developed data.

House Bill 1887 (Chapter 684) Enactment 2 required that the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approve a prioritization ranking process by July 1, 2016 for SD bridges and deteriorated pavements. CTB approved the SGR Program Prioritization Process Methodology in June 2016 as outlined in “Resolution of the CTB Approved Process Methodology and FY2017 State of Good Repair Percentage Fund Distribution”.  Subsequent Resolutions have since been approved by the CTB to address fund distributions and other matters affecting SGR. Links to the various CTB resolutions can be found below.

SGR allocations are for rehabilitating or replacing bridges deemed in Poor Condition (SD) on the National Bridge Inventory (NBI) and deteriorated pavement on interstate and primary highways. SGR funds are required to be distributed proportionately between VDOT and localities, based on assessed needs. Each district will receive between 5.5 percent and 17.5 percent of the total available SGR funds in any given year based on its SGR needs as described above. Furthermore, the CTB has the ability to approve two exceptions or waivers to this funding distribution requirement.

State of Good Repair Requirements





Reconstruction/Rehabilitation (Deteriorated)

Reconstruction/Replacement (Structurally Deficient)


VDOT Maintained Interstate and Primary Routes and Locally Maintained Primary Extensions

All Systems (VDOT and Locally Maintained)

Priority Consideration

Priority Consideration Lowest CCI, Highest AADT Number, Condition, Costs

Number, Condition, Costs


All nine construction districts - Based on needs Min 5.5% and Max 17.5% per year


Key Project - extraordinary circumstances only - cap can be waived

20% taken off the top for Secondary Pavements

(if VDOT secondary target not met)


A bridge that has been deemed structurally deficient does not imply that it’s likely to collapse or is unsafe, but there are elements of the bridge that need to be monitored and / or repaired.

Important Dates

Virginia localities must submit applications through the SMART Portal.  

SGR Locality-Owned Bridge Program: The pre-application intake period for locality-owned bridges, eligible for SGR funding, opens on August 16, 2022 and closes on September 16, 2022.  The subsequent full-application intake period opens on October 24, 2022 and closes on December 2, 2022 at 5 p.m.  Also, a pre-application is required to be submitted to be eligible to submit a full-application.

SGR Local Pavement Program: The application intake period for the SGR local pavement program opens on October 4, 2022 and closes on December 16, 2022 at 5 p.m.

    • CTB approval of VDOT Fiscal Years 2020-2025 Six-Year Improvement Program including SGR prioritization and project allocations.
    • CTB approval waiver of the district cap for the Hampton Roads District pursuant to subsection B of § 33.2-369 for Fiscal Years 2025 and 2026 so that replacement of the HRBT South Island Trestle Bridge is fully funded. The actual increase of the Hampton Roads District share shall be limited to the share required to provide the amount needed to fund the actual final cost of the HRBT South Island Trestle Bridge.
    • Link to presentation
    • CTB approval of VDOT Fiscal Years 2019-2024 Six-Year Improvement Program including SGR prioritization and project allocations. CTB also approved biennial SGR fund distribution percentages.
    • Mid-year CTB approval of VDOT Fiscal Years 2017-2022 Six-Year Improvement Program for locality owned SGR project allocations.
    • CTB approval of SGR prioritization process for locality owned assets.

For more information:

Please see the SGR Bridge Program page or the SGR Primary (Locality) Extension Pavement Program page. (These links are also available under Quick Links.)

Page last modified: Nov. 29, 2023