U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Subject: INFORMATION: Operational Independence and Non-Concurrent Construction Guidance
Date: December 30, 2009
From: Regina McElroy
Director, Innovative Program Delivery Office
In Reply Refer To: HIPD
To: Directors of Field Services
Federal Lands Highway Division Engineers
The FHWA Major Project Guidance issued on January 19, 2007 (Questions 8 and 9), provides that the scope of work described by a NEPA decision document may be divided into multiple projects that correspond to operationally independent and non-concurrent construction phases of work for the purpose of applying Major Project requirements.
The attached Operational Independence and Non-Concurrent Construction Guidance further explains what FHWA considers to be operationally independent and non-concurrent construction. This Operational Independence and Non-Concurrent Construction Guidance will be posted at: www.fhwa.dot.gov/ipd/.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Carl Gottschall, Project Delivery Team Leader, at 202-366-1561.