After a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project is awarded, the process normally takes 36 months from the date of the award date. All projects must follow the process.
A flowchart titled Non-Infrastructure Project Development Process Flowchart is available on the Project Development Documents Web page. This flowchart gives a summary of the necessary steps in completing your project. It also provides quick links to the appropriate step in implementation.
The following project timeline is prescribed for SRTS Non-Infrastructure projects:
- Project scoping kick-off meeting must occur within 6 months from the date of the annual workshop.
- Project scoping must be completed within 12 months from the date of the annual workshop.
- Environmental clearance must be obtained 18 months from the annual workshop. SRTS projects will normally not be allowed to proceed past Stage II (30%) design without environmental clearance if federal funds are used for project design.
- Project must be completed, 36 months from the date of the annual workshop.
- Project bid award must be completed within 6 months of
Development Process Flowchart
A flowchart titled Non-Infrastructure Project Development Process is illustrated below and available for download on the Project Development Documents Web page. This flowchart gives a summary of the necessary steps in completing your project. By clicking each of the boxes, it will redirect to the appropriate Web page.
Non-Infrastructure Project Development Process
A project can be cancelled if it does not make sufficient progress toward construction. Delays usually are a result of insufficient right of way to construct the project, insufficient funding, loss of local support, constructability issues, non-attainable environmental clearance, and conflicts with other planned improvements, to name a few.
Inactive projects are those that fail to meet the project
development timelines. If the project development timelines
are not met, a project cancellation notice will be issued
within 30 days of failure to comply. The project sponsor may
request an exception to the approved timeline if extenuating
circumstances have led to project inactivity. ADOT's SRTS staff will
provide the SRTS Advisory
Committee with a recommendation on either approving or denying the extension.
The Committee will then vote. A simple majority is required for