Planning guidance

Learn about community planning, local planning and tribal planning. Get planning study guidance.

Find state transportation data for local and regional planners, decision-makers and the public to better understand the state's transportation system.

Corridor sketch summaries describe the functionality and features of our state highways. Each summary has information that guides highway improvements.

View a list of transportation planning-related resources for updating local government comprehensive plans.

Find information and examples of how and why we measure ease of use of the state's transportation network.

Use this guidance to determine if a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study is right for your planning effort and to assist you throughout the PEL process.

Find the guidance and tools to conduct and document a planning study.

Find information about transportation demand management, and learn about how to incorporate it into your projects and programs.

Learn about Tribal, metropolitan and regional transportation planning organizations, and the resources and rules related to these regional planning partners.

Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.