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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation And Motor Vehicles
Agency 30. Department of Transportation
Chapter 21. General Rules and Regulations of the Commonwealth Transportation Board

24VAC30-21-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Board" means the Commonwealth Transportation Board.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Highways, the individual who serves as the chief executive officer of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) or his designee.

"Commonwealth" means the Commonwealth of Virginia.

"Right of way" means that property within the entire area of every way or place of whatever nature within the system of state highways under the ownership, control, or jurisdiction of the board or VDOT that is open or is to be opened within the future for the use of the public for purposes of travel in the Commonwealth. The area set out above includes not only the traveled portion but the entire area within and without the traveled portion, from boundary line to boundary line, and also all parking and recreation areas that are under the ownership, control, or jurisdiction of the board or VDOT.

"System of state highways" means all highways and roads under the ownership, control, or jurisdiction of the board including, but not limited to, the primary, secondary, and interstate systems.

"VDOT" means the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commissioner of Highways, or a designee.

Statutory Authority

§ 33.2-210 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 10, eff. March 3, 2011; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 4, eff. November 23, 2011.

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