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) - Define Problem (150.05.35)

P27. Define Problem

Analyzing the available information to resolve the project’s need and purpose and general scope. In the case of a highway project this would include determining the existing and future Level of Service (LOS) in the no build scenario, a corridor analysis to determine deliverable volumes, determining the general perimeters such as the required number of lanes, and analyzing traffic accident history.

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