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Public Act 096-0715




Public Act 096-0715
SB1434 Enrolled LRB096 07377 AJT 17463 b

    AN ACT concerning transportation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Transportation Law of the
Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by adding
Section 2705-590 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 2705/2705-590 new)
    Sec. 2705-590. Roadbuilding criteria; life-cycle cost
    (a) As used in this Section, "life-cycle cost" means the
total of the cost of the initial project plus all anticipated
future costs over the life of the pavement. Actual, relevant
data, and not assumptions or estimates, shall be used to the
extent such data has been collected.
    (b) The Department shall develop and implement a life-cycle
cost analysis for each State road project under its
jurisdiction for which the total pavement costs exceed $500,000
funded in whole, or in part, with State or State-appropriated
funds. The Department shall design and award these paving
projects utilizing material having the lowest life-cycle cost.
All pavement design life shall ensure that State and
State-appropriated funds are utilized as efficiently as
possible. When alternative material options are substantially
equivalent on a life-cycle cost basis, the Department may make
a decision based on other criteria. At the discretion of the
Department, interstate highways with high traffic volumes or
experimental projects may be exempt from this requirement.
    (c) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, a
life-cycle cost analysis shall compare equivalent designs
based upon this State's actual historic project schedules and
costs as recorded by the pavement management system, and may
include estimates of user costs throughout the entire pavement
    (d) For pavement projects for which this State has no
actual historic project schedules and costs as recorded by the
pavement management system, the Department may use actual
historical and comparable data for equivalent designs from
states with similar climates, soil structures, or vehicle
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/25/2009