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Section 4: Schematic Layout for Transportation Project

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Process

Before release, a project's schematic layout must be approved by the Design Division and by FHWA. The Design Division notifies the Department and the ROW Program Office in Austin of schematic approvals. Verify that right of way to be acquired, including control of access, agrees with the approved design and is necessary for project development. Use caution when full schematic design approval is not received or when subsequent design revisions become necessary.

Deviation from the requirement for prior approval of the schematic is allowed only for early acquisitions, see Types of Early Acquisition (for State), Chapter 3, Section 1.

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