Code of Virginia - Title 33.1 Highways, Bridges And Ferries - Section 33.1-298 Definitions

§ 33.1-298. Definitions

As used in this article, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context shall indicate another or different meaning or intent:

(a) The word "Board" shall mean the Commonwealth Transportation Board or, if said Board shall be abolished, the board, body or commission succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to whom the powers given by this article to the Board shall be given by law.

(b) The word "project" or the words "turnpike project" shall mean any express highway or superhighway constructed under the provisions of this article by the Board, including all bridges, tunnels, overpasses, underpasses, interchanges, entrance plazas, approaches, tollhouses, service stations, and administration, storage and other buildings and facilities which the Board may deem necessary for the operation of such project, together with all property, rights, easements and interest which may be acquired by the Board for the construction or the operation of such project.

(c) The word "cost" as applied to a turnpike project shall embrace the cost of construction, the cost of the acquisition of all land, rights-of-way, property, rights, easements and interests acquired by the Board for such construction, the cost of demolishing or removing any buildings or structures on land so acquired, including the cost of acquiring any lands to which such buildings or structures may be moved, the cost of all machinery and equipment, financing charges, interest prior to and during construction and, if deemed advisable by the Board, for one year after completion of construction, cost of traffic estimates and of engineering and legal expenses, plans, specifications, surveys, estimates of cost and of revenues, other expenses necessary or incident in determining the feasibility or practicability of constructing any such project, administrative expense, and such other expense as may be necessary or incident to the construction of the project, the financing of such construction and the placing of the project in operation. Any obligation or expense hereafter incurred by the Board for traffic surveys, borings, preparation of plans and specifications, and other engineering services in connection with the construction of a project shall be regarded as a part of the cost of such project and shall be reimbursed to the Board out of the proceeds of turnpike revenue bonds hereinafter authorized.

(d) The words "public highways" shall include all public highways, roads and streets in the Commonwealth, whether maintained by the Commonwealth or by any county, city, town or other political subdivision.

(e) The word "bonds" or the words "turnpike revenue bonds" shall mean revenue bonds of the Commonwealth authorized under the provisions of this article.

(f) The word "owner" shall include all individuals, copartnerships, associations or corporations having any title or interest in any property, rights, easements and interests authorized to be acquired by this article.

(Code 1950, § 33-255.3; 1952, c. 223; 1970, c. 322.)

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