Planning study guidance

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

M2 Team planning study content review areas

  • Active transportation
  • Design
  • Public transportation
  • Rail, freight & ports
  • Scoping & programming
  • Traffic

Current guidance (to be updated soon to web based guidance)

Safety performance & risk assessment (PDF 280KB) - Use this guidance to guide your safety analysis.

Use the guidance on this page to document environmental information, analysis and products during transportation planning for highway corridor and modal facility plans.

Use this guidance while conducting your planning studies and other planning work to avoid maintenance issues down the road. Make these considerations part of the conversation throughout project development to lead to the best long-term outcome for maintenance operations upon project completion.

14 fish passage projects were completed in 2020

improving access to 54.2 miles of upstream habitat.

11,959 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during second quarter of 2021, 15% more than same quarter in 2020.

41 Pre-existing Funds Projects Advertised

during the eighth quarter of the 2019-2021 biennium.