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)

P85. Circulate Draft PID for External Reviews

When the project engineer has completed a Draft PID, it goes through a series of reviews internally within Caltrans. Similarly, for STIP projects and any project where local agencies have expressed particular interest, it is advisable to present the Draft PID for external review. The project engineer may send the Draft PID to the same entities that had initial input on the project (refer to the Obtain Public/Local Agency Input task). The project engineer must formally transmit the Draft PID for review to the Regional Transportation Planning Agency for RTIP projects and any other local agencies having control or participation in the project funding. The project engineer should consider review by any involved State and Federal regulatory agencies (Water Quality Board, Air Resources Control Board, etc.). A list of State and Federal agencies may be found in Chapter 22, Article 3 of the PDPM.

Projects involving federal funding, on the Interstate or National Highway System, or involving exceptions to the 4.9-meter vertical clearance on the Priority Network may need FHWA review.

Time Constraints

External agency review may take signnificantly longer than review done internally. This will significantly impact the duration of this task. Early contract with these agencies is vital.


PDPM, (Chapter 22 – Community Involvement)

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