Locally Administered Projects “Starter Pack” (Getting Started Guide)


The starter pack was developed to improve local governments' understanding of the requirements associated with administering a transportation project.  

The starter pack is coined as a “Beginners Guide to Locally Administered Projects,” and is intended as a getting-started resource for local government project managers and others that may be new or have limited familiarity with the expectations and requirements to administer a transportation project.  

The guide briefly outlines the major components, processes and procedures necessary to administer a transportation project, but should NOT be used as a substitute to the comprehensive Locally Administered Projects Manual.

Locally Administered Projects Manual

The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance and direction to all stakeholders, outline federal requirements for those localities choosing to administer Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)-funded projects, with an emphasis on federal aid, and provide guidance to VDOT staff assigned an oversight role for locally administered projects.

The highway laws of Virginia has been recodified, effective Oct. 1, 2014.  Section 33.1 has been re-numbered to Section 33.2.

If you have questions, comments, or suggested changes to the Locally Administered Projects Manual, contact Russ Dudley at 804-786-6663 or russ.dudley@vdot.virginia.gov.

To download Parts I-III of the manual (this enables cross-chapter links), click here.PDF (PDF, 5.4 MB)

To download Part IV of the manual (submittal samples), click here Adobe Reader (PDF, 16 MB) 

Click the PDF icons pdf in the table below to access the manual chapters.

  

Detailed Updates


March 2016 update summary

Part 

Last updated

PDF

    Table of contents

Oct. 1, 2014

pdf 554 KB

    Preface

Oct. 1, 2014

pdf 602 KB

    Index

Oct. 1, 2014

pdf 484 KB

Part 1- Program development

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    1. VDOT policy

Oct. 1, 2014

pdf 106 KB

    2. Qualifications for federal- and state-aid project administration

March 1, 2016

pdf 144 KB

    3. Roles and responsibilities

Oct. 1, 2014

pdf 628 KB

    4. Resources for local governments

Oct. 1, 2014

pdf 593 KB

    5. State-funded projects and special programs

March 1, 2016

pdf 338 KB

    6. Certification program (Reserved)

Oct. 1, 2014

pdf 100 KB

    7. Assessment / audit program requirements

Feb. 25, 2014

pdf 715 KB

    8. Project initiation and authorization

Oct. 25, 2014

pdf 610 KB

    9. Project development overview / summary

March 1, 2016

pdf 209 KB

Part 2- Project management

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    10. Project administration and agreements

March 1, 2016

pdf 241 KB

    11. Consultant procurement

March 1, 2016

pdf 305 KB

    12. Project development

March 1, 2016

pdf 574 KB

    13. Project delivery (construction administration)

March 1, 2016

pdf 791 KB

    14. Project close-out

Oct. 1, 2014

pdf 762 KB

Part 3- Standards and practices for locally administered projects

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    15. Environmental requirements

March 1, 2016

pdf 462 KB

    16. Right of way

Oct. 1, 2014

pdf 1 MB

    17. Civil rights and disadvantaged business enterprises

March 1, 2016

pdf 554 KB

    18. Structure and bridge

March 1, 2016

pdf 333 KB

    19. Financial management / reimbursement processing

March 1, 2016

pdf 508 KB

Part 4 - Submittal samples            

July 1, 2009

pdf 15.6 MB

 

 
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New flow-charts added – Complete version

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