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Audit Initiated of FHWA's Major Project Oversight

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On July 18, 2013, the Office of the Inspector General announced an audit of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) major project oversight. The objectives were to assess selected major projects to determine whether FHWA oversight ensures that States: (1) prepared initial finance plans and project management plans that comply with FHWA guidance and (2) updated plans to address the actions needed to mitigate cost, schedule, and funding risks. On November 22, 2013, we revised our objectives based on congressional interest in the efficacy of project oversight tools and our ongoing mandate to assess provisions for accelerating project delivery in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act’s Subtitle C. Specifically, we plan to review selected major highway projects to (1) determine whether FHWA verified that States’ initial and updated financial plans and project management plans met FHWA guidance and (2) identify whether additional project delivery tools are available or being used to manage major projects’ cost, schedule and funding.