California Department of Transportation

Project Development Workflow Tasks (PDWT)

Part 3 - Identify Project Need and Project Initiation Document

II. Project Initiation Document

A. Define Transportation Need and Assess Site (150.05) - Obtain and Review Existing Reports, Studies and Mapping (150.05.05)

P24. Develop Strip Map (150.10.15)

A strip map is a map showing the full project limits consistent with the brief description and postmiles. The map should be sufficient to locate the project at a glance for a person unfamiliar with the project. It should show the features used to identify the Project limits such as roads, streams, junctions or railroads, and the nearest town (unless too distant), and a destination arrow at strip map edges indicating the name of the next town in each direction as well as a north arrow. If appropriate to understanding the proposed work, pertinent project features may also be shown on the Strip Map.

Much of the detailed information presented on the Strip Map is derived from the As-built and Right of Way maps.

Time Constraint:

For a large freeway (new alignment or reconstruction) project, developing a strip map will take 3-4 months. Many following tasks are dependent upon the accuracy and completeness of this task. As a result, not completing the strip map in a timely manner may delay completing the PID.


Plans Preparation Manual (Section 3-2.3, “Strip Map”)

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