PROJECT INSPECTION AND ADMINISTRATION
In 2007, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) completed a program review of the administration of federal-aid projects by local public agencies in Iowa. After the review, the FHWA issued a statement that included "...special emphasis should be placed on construction inspection and documentation."
In an effort to expedite the oversight process, the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) has tools available for local agencies to utilize in order to provide consistent documentation among the agencies.
Although it is not mandatory to utilize all of the available inspection tools, such use will make the
oversight process run more smoothly. However, failure to properly document the progress of these projects
may result in loss of federal-aid funding for that project and may jeopardize the utilization of federal
funds in future projects.
These pages found through the following links contain information that can help with the documentation
and inspection of federal-aid projects.