Local Agency Guidelines (LAG) manual

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May 2019

About the LAG Manual

The Local Agency Guidelines Manual provides policies and standards for local agencies to follow when using Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funds for transportation projects. Updating the Manual is a continual process.  Questions, observations and recommendations are invited.

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Project management review

In order to be certain local agencies are administering FHWA funds in reasonable compliance with the Local Agency Guidelines (LAG), Local Programs will perform procedural reviews on selected local agency ad-and-award projects.

The reviews will cover:

  • Items outlined in the Local Agency Project Management Review Checklist (pdf 1.7 mb) - from LAG Manual Chapter 53, Appendix 53.51
  • Procedures in the LAG Manual.
  • Items of special interest developed from State Auditor's reports, recommendations from FHWA and previous process reviews.
  • Compliance with Equal opportunity though the "Disadvantaged Business Enterprise” (DBE) program.