Major Highway Development Subprogram evaluation process
Selecting major studies
Before projects are considered for enumeration, WisDOT conducts
environmental and engineering studies so all projects brought before
the Transportation Projects Commission (TPC) will have undergone an approved Environmental Impact Statement
or Environmental Assessment. This ensures that only projects likely to
be future major project candidates are considered for enumeration. The
TPC must approve projects for environmental study.
On the basis of its knowledge of emerging needs,
WisDOT recommends candidate major projects to the TPC for evaluation.
WisDOT assembles a task force of staff experts in highway design,
construction, planning, economics, environmental analysis, and
economic development to compile and analyze information as part of
the evaluation process for major projects as provided in
Administrative Rule Trans 210 .
The TPC, with WisDOT's analysis and
public hearing comments, recommends to the Governor and Legislature a
list of major highway projects and an appropriate annual funding level
to support the ongoing major highway program.
The Legislature may
add or delete projects, and may change the recommended funding level
from the TPC's recommendation.
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Last modified: July 23, 2012