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PDP Path Options

Tasks have been filtered to remove items that should not typically be included in a project given a certain path.  Please note that the Project Manager may determine that it is necessary to include a task based on unique project circumstances. 

While an attempt has been made to identify the likelihood that a task is needed for a certain project path, each project must be evaluated to determine if a task is appropriate.  If there are questions regarding a task, contact the "responsible office" provided on the task list.

Need a better understanding of what path you should choose? Please consult the Path Matrix below for the definitions and differences between Paths 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Click a path below to view the tasks for that path:

Path 1 Path 2 Path 3 Path 4 Path 5

Path 1 projects are defined as “simple” transportation improvements generated by traditional maintenance and preventative maintenance. They involve minor structure and roadway maintenance work with no ROW/utility impacts. These projects are typically low level Categorical Exclusion NEPA documents. 

Path 2 projects are also simple projects that may be similar in work type to Path 1- projects. They include minor structure and roadway work. Some examples may include: culvert and bridge replacement/reconstruction, resurfacing and addition of turn lanes/shoulders. These jobs can involve non-complex ROW acquisition (strip takes, temporary easements, and or channel easements). These projects are typically low level Categorical Exclusion NEPA documents.

Path 3 projects involve a higher level of complexity than projects in Path 1 or 2. They include work such as: moderate roadway and structure work including, intersection and minor interchange upgrades, minor realignments, reconstruction, median widening, etc. They can involve utility and ROW acquisition including relocations. These projects are usually documented or higher level Categorical Exclusion NEPA documents.

Path 4 projects involve complex roadway and structure work that may add capacity. Path 4 projects typically have multiple alternatives. Projects may include highway widening, new alignments in suburban or rural settings, reconstruction, access management, complex bridge replacement and/or multiple intersection/ interchange alternatives. They may have substantial utility and/or ROW relocations/impacts. These projects typically require higher level Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment, or Environmental Impact Statement NEPA documents.

Path 5 projects have the highest complexity and typically add capacity. They involve projects like new capacity-adding alignments in complex urban centers, major highway widening, reconstructed interchange or new interchange. These projects will have substantial ROW relocations/impacts, complex utility issues, multiple alternatives and access management issues. These projects typically require Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement NEPA documents, but could in some instances be processed as a high level Categorical Exclusion NEPA document.