How to Implement New Projects
Your project has been awarded! So what is next?
This section provides helpful information for sponsors to get their projects implemented. It includes guidance to help sponsors and their staff and/or consultants prepare adequate and accurate documents. Additional guidance and documents are available for download in the Application, Forms and Documents
Sponsors must work with ADOT to ensure that the project meets requirements for environmental documentation, acquiring right of way, procurement and various permits, agreements and clearances. ADOT and sponsors must work together to solicit bids and award contracts for consultants and construction. Exactly who does what varies from sponsor to sponsor.
The sponsor is urged not to delay the environmental investigation, which includes acquiring all necessary biological, cultural and hazmat clearances.
This phase involves getting familiar with the various implementation steps of your Transportation Enhancement (TE) project, and covers activities prior to the beginning of final design.
- TE Post Award Meeting: This first meeting presents information needed to develop and construct their project.
- Project Activities: This list consists of the major steps and milestones in project implementation.
- Project Timeline:This timeline helps determine scheduling for the TE project.
Developing the Project
- Executing Joint Project Agreements: This step is initiated by the ADOT Project Manager.
- Selecting a Consultant: Finding a qualified consultant is critical to the success of your TE project.
- Preparing Project Assessments: This covers guidance in preparing these conceptual documents.
- Obtaining Environmental Clearance: All TE projects are subject to the National Environmental Policy Act. Environmental clearance is required for all Transportation Enhancement (TE) projects prior to bid advertisement. The project sponsor must not delay in beginning the environmental process to ensure the project proceeds according to schedule.
- Timing: If the the final design of the TE project or right-of-way activities are being funded with federal funds, environmental clearance must be obtained prior to proceeding past Stage II (30%) design or starting right of way acquisition.
- Compliance: Each sponsor is responsible for complying with all federal environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Documentation must be reviewed and approved by ADOT and/or the Federal Highway Administration.
- Guidance Resources: Additional guidance documents are available in the Application, Forms and Documents section. For more information, refer to the NEPA Planning Guidance documents regarding Local Government Projects.
- Obtaining Right of Way Clearance:This guidance is for projects that require additional right of way.
- Obtaining Utility Clearance: This step is highly important as utilities are common in most TE projects.
Constructing the Project
- Contract Administration: This is for the municipality who desire to bid and construct the TE project on their own.
- Project Conclusion: This shows the appropriate steps to effectuate closure of your TE project.