National Highway System (NHS) Asset Management Program: Call for projects

Call for projects - Open
Closes Monday, February 8, 2021

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 state and 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 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.

Eligible Applicants

All local agencies who currently own roadways on the NHS are eligible to apply.  Local agencies may submit a maximum of three applications.

Funding

$50 million - $75 million of federal funds is available. The maximum NHPP funding per project is limited to $5 million.

Match requirement

None. Funds are available at 100%.

Program Requirements

  1. Roadways must be part of the NHS.
  2. Maximum of three applications per local agency.
  3. Maximum award amount is $5 million.
  4. Funds are available for preliminary engineering, right of way, and construction.
  5. Construction must be authorized by August 31, 2023.
  6. Projects must be completed as selected.
  7. Quarterly reporting on project schedule and budget status is required.
  8. All FHWA requirements apply.
  9. Scoring criteria (pdf 60 kb).

Project Applications

  1. A completed application (docx 59 kb)
    A completed application (pdf 115 kb).
  2. Electronic copies of the following are to be included in the submittal:
  • National Highway System (NHS) Asset Management Program Application,
  • Confirmation that project is located on the NHS (NHS Route Segments (pdf 712 kb)),
  • PCI ratings documentation,
  • International Roughness Index (IRI) ratings documentation (see IRI Values (pdf 4.4 mb)), and,
  • Vicinity map(s) and roadway section(s) in .pdf format.

Submittal Process

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 midnight February 8, 2021.

Project proposals must be sent by e-mail to hlpgrants@wsdot.wa.gov

Program Contacts

Dave Kaiser at Dave.Kaiser@wsdot.wa.gov or (360) 705-7381.  E-mail is the best method of contact as WSDOT employees have been directed to telework until at least June 2021.

Selection Process

Final selections will be announced in Summer 2021.