Streamlining Local-let Federal-aid Transportation Processes in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) administers Ohio's Local Public Agency (LPA) Program. A considerable portion of this program is the local-let process which provides LPAs with funding to perform work on Federal-aid transportation projects. Being federal funds, there are specific requirements and procedures that must be followed in order to maintain compliance and ensure eligibility. Over the years, Ohio's process governing the LPA Program has changed. Whether the changes were in response to modifications in federal regulations or state rules dictating oversight of federal programs, concerns have been expressed by some LPAs that the program has become cumbersome. Research is needed to address this perception and ensure Ohio's LPA Program is consistent with current federal regulations. The goal of this research is to assess ODOT's LPA process as it relates to cost reimbursement, real estate/right-of-way, and construction management. The objective is to develop recommendations for streamlining the process while maintaining compliance with federal regulations.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $169755
  • Contract Numbers:




  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Fout, Vicky

  • Performing Organizations:

    Ohio University, Athens

    Athens, OH  United States  45701
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sperry, Benjamin

  • Start Date: 20170801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190331
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190331

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01641348
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 30720, 135519, 105342
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 20 2017 11:07AM