The figure below depicts a sample HRTPO project summary sheet from the TIP. Descriptions of various fields included in the project entry are included below.
To the left of each fund source listed under Schedule, Costs and Expenditures, Recent Expenditures, and Scheduled Obligations is the project phase that is being funded. Descriptions of the project phases are as follows:
- Preliminary Engineering (PE) – In this phase, a preliminary field survey, utility location, environmental/historical studies, road design alternatives, drawings, final field inspections, and public hearings are done. This process can take a few months to several years to complete.
- Right of Way (RW) – This is the portion of the project in which negotiations with property owners take place, payments are made, and arrangements with utility companies are finalized to obtain the land necessary for the project. Right of Way work does not begin until most of the Preliminary Engineering steps are complete.
- Construction (CN) – In this phase, the project is advertised to prospective contractors for bids. Once the bids are opened and a contract is awarded, construction can begin.
- The Interstate system contains projects identified as being part of the limited-access system of highways that carry route designations such as I-64, I-264, I-464, I-564 and I-664. Projects listed in this category are organized by route number and listed by jurisdiction.
- The Primary system contains projects located along major roadways that carry a route designation of less than 600. Projects listed in this category are organized by route number and listed by jurisdiction.
- The Urban system contains projects located within cities and towns. Projects are organized by jurisdiction and listed by street name.
- The Secondary system contains projects located along minor roadways that carry a route designation of 600 or greater. Projects listed in this category are primarily located within counties and are organized by route number and listed by jurisdiction.
- Miscellaneous projects are generally regional in nature and do not clearly fall into one of the above systems. Projects in this category are organized by jurisdiction.