California Department of Transportation

Project Development Workflow Tasks (PDWT)

Part 3 - Identify Project Need and Project Initiation Document

II. Project Initiation Document

E. Prepare and Approve PID (WBS 150.25) - Circulate, Review and Approve PID (WBS 150.25.20)

P84. Perform Task Force Field Review

The district must conduct a field review of all roadway Resurfacing, Restoration, and Rehabilitation (RRR) projects. Chapter 9 of the Project Development Procedures Manual (PDPM) describes the project development process for RRR projects including the procedures for Safety Analysis. Design Invormation Bulletin 79-02 focuses on geometric design criteria for RRR projects. This DIB provides guidelines and criteria to assist in identifying appropriate safety upgrades on RRR projects.

The field review is conducted by a Task Force Field Review team that is staffed at the discretion of the district, but typically comprises of the project engineer, a representative of METS (District Materials Lab), a representative from the District Maintenance Program Office (HA22 Program Coordinator). The team may also include a representative from Structures Maintenance Office for structures rehabilitation (HA21) projects, and the local Field Maintenance Office supervisor.

The Project Initiation Document for RRR projects is typically a Project Scope Summary Report (PSSR). Near the completion of a PSSR, after preliminary structural section and rehabilitation recommendations have been obtained from the Materials Report and incorporated into the PSSR, the project engineer must schedule the Pavement Task Force Field Review. Copies of the Draft PSSR are provided to the team members prior to the field review. The team members will typically meet just prior to going to the actual project site to collectively review the PSSR document and the proposed pavement or structure rehabilitation strategy. The team members then visit the project site and “walk the job”. The team members are to insure that the proposed strategies and scope of work contained in the PSSR are appropriate and accurate.

All project field reviews must be documented since the project development process usually takes a period of years to complete and project personnel change. Decisions and agreements made during the field review need to be documented and retained in the project files for future reference. It is important to field review all RRR projects so that reliable project scope and cost estimates can be developed early in the project development process.


PDPM, (Chapter 9, Article 5, “PSSR for Structure Rehabilitation and Pavement Rehabilitation Projects”)

PDPM, (Appendix G, “Preparation Guidelines for Project Scope Summary Report (Pavement Rehabilitation)”

Design Information Bulletin, (No. 79-02, “Design Criteria for Resurfacing, Restoration, and Rehabilitation (RRR) And Certain Safety, Storm Damage, Protective Betterment, and Operational Improvement Projects”)

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