County Five Year Federal Aid Construction Program
The County’s Five-year Federal Aid Construction Program is the County’s portion of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). It consists of the County’s prioritized road or bridge construction projects, the total federal aid cost of which comes from five years of estimated federal funding available to that County.
Prorata– the federal to local funding percent share (generally 80/20) Safety funds may be up to 100/0.
Surface Transportation Program (STP) – A funding category available to counties to spend on improvements to their federal aid routes. STP is distributed in accordance with K.S.A. 68-402(b).
Bridge Replacement/Rehabilitation (BR) – A funding category available to counties to spend on any deficient bridge in the County.
Fiscal Year (FY) – financial year beginning July 1 for State Government, beginning October 1 for the Federal Government.
Letting – the taking of construction bids on a project.
Preliminary Engineering (PE) – the pre-construction design of a project, generally by a consulting engineering firm.
Rights of Way (ROW) – the necessary land needed to construct a project, either existing or to be acquired.
Utility Adjustments – the required relocations of utilities due to conflict with a project’s construction.
Plans, Specifications & Estimates (PS&E) – the process of gathering, reviewing and approving the necessary final documents just prior to letting.