Starting a transportation infrastructure improvement project is complex. Three tasks must be completed before construction can begin.
The NEPA process often takes three (3) to eight (8) years to complete.
Once all three (3) of the tasks outlined above are complete, then Transportation Development can begin the construction process. Construction is often the shortest component of a federally funded project. For a more detailed description of the steps of the LPA, NEPA, and Plan Development process, click here.
Level of service (LOS) is a scale that rates how well a transportation facility is operating from a traveler's perspective. Typically, the six levels of service are rated from from A to F, with LOS A representing the best operating conditions, and LOS F the worst. Project managers use LOS to describe how a roadway or intersection is currently functioning, or how they will function in the future with or without improvements.