National Highway System Asset Management Program
The objective of the program is to highlight the importance of preserving the roadway system by incentivizing agencies to use asset management strategies that provide cost-effective solutions to maximize the life expectancy of a roadway.
Call for Projects
CLOSED – Application Due Date – October 5, 2023
Local Programs is announcing the availability of National Highway Performance Program (NHPP) federal funding for preserving roadways that are part of the NHS. Funding is available to all local agencies responsible for preserving NHS roadways.
NHPP funds are required to support progress toward the achievement of performance targets established in a state’s asset management plan for the NHS. NHS roadways encompass both local and state-owned NHS facilities, and Washington State has one of the highest percentages of locally owned NHS facilities. Approximately 23% of the NHS routes by lane mile are owned by local agencies. The state preserves and maintains approximately 77% of the routes. It is therefore imperative that both state and local agencies collaborate to manage the NHS; and this type of program will encourage collaboration and asset management principles across the NHS.
The main objective of the program is to highlight the importance of preserving the roadway system by incentivizing agencies to use asset management strategies that provide cost-effective solutions to maximize the life expectancy of a roadway. To meet this objective the program will evaluate an agency’s use of pavement management strategies and an agency’s level of investment to preserve and maintain their roadway system, thereby focusing on cost-effectiveness, emphasizing pavement rehabilitation over reconstruction.
In addition, local agencies are encouraged to prioritize projects that address communities with traditionally disadvantaged populations that have faced barriers to opportunity and been disproportionately impacted by fatal and serious injury crashes.
All local agencies who currently own roadways on the NHS are eligible to apply. Local agencies may submit a maximum of three applications.
Eligible Project Elements
Eligible work includes resurfacing, restoration, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of NHS roadways; bicycle and pedestrian facilities; safety improvements; traffic signals, and ITS.
$150 million of federal funds is expected to be available. The maximum NHPP funding per project is limited to $10 million.
None. Funds are available at 100%.
- Roadways must be part of the NHS.
- Maximum of three applications per local agency.
- Maximum award amount is $10 million per project.
- Funds are available for preliminary engineering, right of way, and construction.
- Construction must be authorized by August 31, 2026.
- Projects must be completed as a single contract.
- Semiannual reporting on project schedule and budget status is required.
- All FHWA and Local Agency Guideline (LAG) requirements apply.
- Scoring criteria (PDF 188KB).
Electronic copies of the following must be included in the submittal:
- NHS Asset Management Program Application as either a (DOCX 58KB) or (PDF 292KB) document,
- Confirmation that project is located on the NHS (see NHS Route Segments link below),
- PCI ratings documentation,
- IRI ratings documentation (see IRI Values link below), and,
- Vicinity map(s) and roadway section(s) in .pdf format.
Project applications and supporting documentation must be sent by e-mail (paper or other storage media will not be accepted). Project proposals must be received by 11:59:59 pm, October 5, 2023.
Project proposals must be sent by e-mail to email@example.com
Final selections will be announced by November 30, 2023.
NHS Asset Management Awards
Local Agency NHS route information
- Local Agency IRI Values (PDF 4.4MB) – International Roughness Index (IRI) values by roadway segment
- All NHS Route Segments (PDF 712KB) – list of local agency managed NHS segments as reported to FHWA
- Local Agency NHS Mileage Summary (PDF 69KB) – list of local agency lane miles