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Transportation Enhancement Program


Major Milestones

The State Highway Administration must review and approve all projects prior to "Advertisement" and "Award of the contract." An effort to describe Major Milestones in a typical project schedule in noted below. Complexity, coordination and reviews by other approving agencies will influence your project schedule. Detailed information regarding each activity will be provided at each kick-off meeting. The following review times are listed to assist the project sponsor in developing the project schedule.

Project Activity

Brief Description

Anticipated Allotted
Time by SHA

Environmental Documentation

NEPA, Section 106, Section 4 (f) requirements

Concurrent with design
(4 months for Categorical Exclusion approval)

Bridge and/or Structure review

TS&L, Boring, Structural and Foundation review

Concurrent with design
(4 weeks/review)

PI or Semi-final Review
(if applicable)


Concurrent with design
(4 weeks/review)

Final Review

90-95% complete plans and specification proposal book with all required permits and approval letters
(Checklist provided at kick-off meeting)

Concurrent with design
(4 weeks/review)

"Request to Advertise"

100% complete plans and proposal book with all required permits and approval letters
(Checklist provided at kick-off meeting)

5 weeks

Advertisement to Bid opening


3 weeks minimum

"Concurrence to Award"

Signed proposal book and forms
(Checklist and forms provided at Bid openings

5 weeks

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