Chapter 1072 Oregon Laws 1999
Relating to construction of highways.
Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oregon:
SECTION 1. Section 2 of this 1999 Act is added to and made a part of ORS chapter 366.
SECTION 2. Before proceeding with a modernization project, or a series of modernization projects on a single highway, that might result in a segment of highway to which tolling could reasonably be applied, the Department of Transportation shall determine what portion of the costs of construction and maintenance could be recovered through tolls on users of the project. The toll potential of a modernization project shall be considered among other factors in determining which modernization projects should be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, with those projects with the greater potential to be self-funded through tolls ranking higher. A determination under this section may be based on assumptions that a single toll would be imposed or on assumptions that tolls would be imposed that vary depending on time of day or any other condition the department deems relevant.
SECTION 3. The Department of Transportation shall begin a study on the construction of an extension of Interstate 82 south from Umatilla to the California or Nevada border. The department shall make a report to the Seventy-first Legislative Assembly that includes the status and results of the study.
Approved by the Governor September 1, 1999
Filed in the office of the Secretary of State September 2, 1999
Effective date October 23, 1999