Concept Report Checklist 5-9-11 by xiuliliaofz


                    Revised May 9, 2011

PI Number: _____________________          County: ______________________

Project Name: __________________________________________________

Reviewer: ___________________________                Date: _______________

Cover Sheet
   1. Be sure to use the current concept report format.
   2. TE funds amount is to be amount approved for construction and right of way, as
   3. The matching funds amount is to be amount needed to match the TE funds or to
       fund the remainder of the project/phase (whichever is larger)
   4. Check fiscal year so that it is the year funds will be authorized for construction.
   5. Provide the contact’s title and phone number.

TE Project Common Name
   1. Provide the official name of the project from either the NTP with PE letter or
      GDOT Transportation Explorer (T-rex).

TE Project Location
   1. Provide project description from application or define revised project scope, as
      appropriate. Include city and/or county in location description.

TE Project Concept (Description)
   1. Describe the project to be built using TE funds and local funds. Give length of
      trail, sidewalk, and streetscape projects. Do not include construction work to be
      done at a future time. If the work to be done under the project is a phase of a
      larger project, briefly define the larger project with a detailed description of this
   2. If the cost of the project is more than the approved TE funds and the required
      local matching share, add a sentence giving the source of the remaining cost and a
      commitment from the Sponsor to provide the additional funds necessary to
      complete the project.
   3. Describe the changes from the existing condition in number of lanes, lane width,
      lane configuration, curb location, parking layout, shoulder width, sidewalk width,
      lighting, drainage improvements, etc.
   4. Give posted speed limit.
   5. If there are new pedestrian streetlights, add a sentence that the poles regarding the
      breakaway/non breakaway design. If the project is an urban area with a speed
      limit less than 35 mph in a densely developed area, then the streetlights should not
      have a breakaway design. If the speed limit is higher refer to the AASHTO Green
      Book, 2004, Lighting, page 291, for additional guidance.

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   6. Mention if irrigation system is to be provided. If irrigation is provided within
       State highway right of way, mention that an indemnity agreement will be signed
       between GDOT and the Sponsor.
   7. If the laneage is proposed to be modified, provide an operations study for existing
       and proposed conditions.
   8. If parking is to be added or modified, examine impact on typical section and
   9. Add a sentence saying that the project will conform to the Americans with
       Disabilities Act (ADA).
   10. Indicate if right of way or easements be acquired for this project.

Proposed Typical Section
   1. Add as attachments separate typical sections for the existing and proposed
   2. Add as an attachment the proposed typical section for multi-use trails.
   3. Show the offsets for pedestrian streetlight poles, trees, and utility poles for
      existing and proposed typical sections.
   4. Show the number of lanes, lane widths, and lane type (travel, turning, or parking)
      for existing and proposed typical sections.
   5. Indicate the existing and proposed right of way location and approximate
   6. Trees are to be located in accordance with the GDOT tree placement policy
      regardless of whether the project is on or off the State Highway System.

Right-of-Way or Easements Required: Tell if acquisition of right-of-way or
easements is anticipated.

Number of Parcels: Give the estimated number of parcels from which right-of-
way or easement acquisition will be required.

Major Structures: Boardwalks are not major structures. Mention number of pedestrian
bridges. The Bridge Office is tracking projects having pedestrian bridges to assure they
get the opportunity to review the bridge plans.

Permits Required
   1. Mention type of permits required such as stream buffer variance, Section 404,
       GDOT driveway, etc. Note any driveway consolidation issues.

Level of Environmental analysis
   1. This is typically a categorical exclusion, unless there are unusual circumstances.

Section 4(f)/106 Involvement
   1. List sites to be affected by use under Section 4(f) or having historic sites within
       the project area of effect.

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Other known or Suspected Environmental Issues
   1. List other significant issues such as underground storage tanks, endangered or
       threatened species habitat, wetlands, historical structures/districts, etc.

Level of Public Involvement
   1. While public hearings are not required, some level of public involvement is
       desirable. Mention any meetings, presentations, etc. held or planned to acquaint
       the public with the proposed project design.

Design Standards to be Used
   1. List only AASHTO, GDOT, and ADA
   2. Other

Design Exceptions/Variances Required- (Note: Design Exception is when one of the 13
AASHTO controlling criteria is not meet; Design Variance applies when GDOT
guidelines are not meet.)
   1. Required for any travel lanes less than 10 feet wide (Design Exception) or less
       than required in the GDOT Design Policy Manual (Design Variance).
   2. Required for placement of trees, streetlight poles, street furniture, and utility poles
       less than 1.5 feet from face of curb (Design Exception) or less than the required
       offsets in the GDOT Design Policy Manual (Design Variance).
   3. Provide accident information for three years by type and location.
   4. Analyze accident data for trends, concentrations, locations and types

    1. List all utilities and owners contacts.
    2. Indicate whether utilities are to remain in place or are to be relocated
    3. Give offsets if not shown on typical sections.

   1. Project Area Map showing project location. Map to show all street and location
      names mentioned in the concept report.
   2. Plan view of project showing lane configuration. Include a floor plan for projects
      involving buildings.
   3. Typical sections – existing and proposed. Dimension all features including
      offsets to poles and trees.
   4. Construction cost estimate.
   5. Location and Design Approval Notice – Required only for projects the require
      ROW or easement acquisition.

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