V C Section 21655.3 Permanent High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes

Permanent High-Occupancy Vehicle Lanes



Amended Sec. 307, Ch. 62, Stats. 2003. Effective January 1, 2004.
Repealed Sec. 1, Ch. 27, Stats. 2008. Effective June 6, 2008.
The repealed section read as follows: “a) A high-occupancy vehicle lane on a state highway that has been given permanent operational status as a high-occupancy lane by the department on or after January 1, 1987, but before December 31, 1987, in conjunction with a transportation planning agency, and that is operated as a high-occupancy vehicle lane on a 24-hour basis after that date, shall be separated from adjacent mixed-flow lanes by a buffer area of at least four feet in width.
(b) The transportation planning agency having within its area of jurisdiction a high-occupancy vehicle lane meeting the operational requirements of subdivision (a) and having no buffer or a buffer less than four feet in width shall, by July 1, 1988, do one of the following:
(1) Enter into an agreement with the department to provide a four-foot buffer between the high-occupancy vehicle lane and the adjacent lanes and agree to pay any costs for the buffer not programmed by the department.
(2) Submit to the department a written request that the high-occupancy vehicle lane be changed to a mixed-flow lane.
(c) Upon receipt of notification by the transportation planning agency of its request that the high-occupancy vehicle lane become a mixed-flow lane, the department shall proceed with the work necessary to change the high-occupancy lane to a mixedflow lane.
(d) The width of a buffer between a high-occupancy vehicle lane and adjacent lanes may be less than four feet at locations where a four-foot buffer would require the removal, relocation, or reconstruction of any existing bridge support structures or where part of the buffer space is required for enforcement refuge areas.”