When is a PID Required?
Chapter 9 of the Caltrans Project Development Procedures Manual states that projects shall be adequately scoped prior to approval for funding. The basis for scope, cost, and schedule shall be documented in a PID for all major projects on the State highway system (SHS).
Projects-funded-by-others will require an encroachment permit and either a permit engineering evaluation report (PEER) or a PID using the Project Study Report - Project Development Support (PSR-PDS) template.
If a project is considered to be a non-complex project and the construction cost of the project is less than $1 million, then the review and approval of the project is completed under the encroachment permit process. For projects less than $1 million, Caltrans determines the complexity of the project through the permit application review.
If the project is considered to be a complex project or exceeds $3 million, then review and approval of the project can be completed through the traditional PID process using the PSR-PDS template.
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