Administrative History

Long-range highway planning originates at the Department of Transportation (DOT) headquarters in Albany (specifically, the Planning Division). Highway projects designed prior to 1973 were directed from the DOT regional offices; after 1973 the work was handled in Albany. In consideration of the workload, regional directors can recommend that outside consultants prepare plans, and, upon approval of the head of the Facility and Design Division, a contract results through the Consultant Management Section (established in 1973).