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TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-C19-RR-1: Expedited Planning and Environmental Review of Highway Projects identifies strategies that have been successfully used to expedite the planning and environmental review of transportation and some nontransportation projects within the context of existing laws and regulations.

The report also identifies 16 common constraints on project delivery and 24 strategies for addressing or avoiding the constraints.

While the strategies and constraints are associated with planning and environmental review, many of the strategies are also applicable to design and construction.

Results of SHRP 2 Report S2-C19-RR-1 have been incorporated into the Transportation for Communities—Advancing Projects through Partnerships (TCAPP) website. TCAPP is now known as PlanWorks.

An e-book version of this report is available for purchase at Google, iTunes, and Amazon.

Suggested Citation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2012. Expedited Planning and Environmental Review of Highway Projects. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

120 pages |  8.5 x 11 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-12902-2

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