Road Service Area Capital Improvement Policy


In general, work to maintain a road in its current condition or to restore a road to its previous condition is not a capital improvement and does not require assembly appropriation of funds.

Appropriation may be required for the following cases, which may or may not involve maintaining a road in its current condition or restoring a road to its previous condition.

·         Funding is from a grant or a service area match is required for a grant.

·         The work will span fiscal years (for example, work will be done in June and July).

·         The road is being changed – engineering is required, permitting may be required.

o   Road width

o   Road alignment (vertical, horizontal)

o   Major drainage changes (ditches, culverts)

o   Traffic calming devices (round-a-bouts, humps, etc)

o   New surface type (gravel to pavement/AST)

o   New road construction