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H.R. 1859 (115th): To amend the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to designate a portion of United States Route 15 in Pennsylvania as part of the Interstate System, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 3, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1859

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 3, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to designate a portion of United States Route 15 in Pennsylvania as part of the Interstate System, and for other purposes.

1.

Designation of high priority corridor on National Highway System

(a)

In general

Section 1105(c)(9) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (Public Law 102–240) is amended by inserting before the period at the end the following: and including United States Route 15 in Pennsylvania from its intersection with Interstate Route 180 to the New York border.

(b)

Designation; signs

(1)

In general

Section 1105(e)(5)(C)(i) of such Act is amended—

(A)

in the first sentence by inserting before the period at the end the following: , including United States Route 15 in Pennsylvania from its intersection with Interstate Route 180 to the New York border; and

(B)

by inserting after the first sentence the following: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall erect signs identifying the route referred to in subsection (c)(9) as Interstate Route 99, including United States Route 15 in Pennsylvania from its intersection with Interstate Route 180 to the New York border..

(2)

Deadline

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall erect signs in accordance with the amendment made by paragraph (1) not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

(3)

Grants

(A)

In general

The Secretary of Transportation may make grants to the State of Pennsylvania for projects—

(i)

to erect signs along United States Route 15 in Pennsylvania from its intersection with Interstate Route 180 to the New York border identifying that highway segment as part of the Interstate System; and

(ii)

to make such improvements as may be necessary for that highway segment to conform with standards applicable to the Interstate System.

(B)

Authorization of appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated out of the Highway Trust Fund (other than the Mass Transit Account) such sums as may be necessary to carry out this paragraph.

(c)

Vehicle weight limitations on Interstate System

Section 127 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(u)

Vehicles on highway segment in Pennsylvania

(1)

In general

If a vehicle could operate legally on the highway segment described in paragraph (2) on the day before the segment was designated as part of the Interstate System, the vehicle may continue to operate on that segment without regard to any requirement under this section.

(2)

Description

The highway segment described in this paragraph is the portion of Interstate Route 99 in Pennsylvania between Interstate Route 180 and the New York border, formerly known as United States Route 15.

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