Best Practices for Highway Project Scoping

At the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), project development is hampered by uncertainty over project scopes. Clearly defining the project scope early in the project development is imperative. An unclear or inaccurate scope may need significant revision once the project is programmed — when a Data Needs Assessment (DNA) is done. A scope mismatch may delay project delivery or result in overpromising what will be delivered. KYTC needs to implement tools to help program and project managers narrow and hone a project’s scope before it is programmed. Critical scrutiny should be directed toward (1) the DNA’s relationship with other scoping documents and (2) relationships between different scoping products.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $116000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 22-632

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Jasper, Jeff

    • Start Date: 20210701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20221231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01781429
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 22-632
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 8 2021 11:04AM