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Office of Innovative Program Delivery


Special Experimental Project (SEP-16) authorized under 23 U.S.C. 106(c), is set up to test and evaluate the delegation of program and project-level responsibilities of the Federal-aid highway program (FAHP) to States, including the appropriate steps States should take to request to exercise delegated authority. SEP-16 is intended to allow States to propose the assumption of Title 23 program and project level responsibilities provided the State can demonstrate how they can take on the Federal role. SEP-16 will allow FHWA to understand the implications of delegation of program-wide decisions in various program areas. The lessons learned from SEP-16 will aid FHWA in developing comprehensive policies and inform stakeholders of the delegation of specific program and project level authority.

Federal Register Notice (June 24, 2020):  HTML |  PDF

Federal Register Notice (September 20, 2018):  HTML  |  PDF

Letter of Interest (LOI) Template:  HTML PDF

Submitted Documents by State

Frequently Asked Questions


For more information

Mike Graf
Senior Advisor
Office of Stewardship, Oversight and Management - FHWA
Telephone: 404-895-6219

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