Federal Work Category Table

Last updated: 2020-01-23

A Federal Work Category is a code used to define the type of work to be accomplished by the bid items in a given estimate category. The Federal Work Category code is equivalent to the Federal Improvement Type code in FIIPS.The Federal Improvement Type code is listed for each category on the FIIPS - Category Funding Summary screen.

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  • Transportation Enhancement Projects (funded with federal appropriations 33B0, Q220, or H220) can only use these Types of Improvement.
Federal Improvement Type Description
01 - New Construction Roadway Construction of a new roadway that will not replace an existing roadway. A new roadway will provide: (1) a roadway where none existed or (2) an additional and alternate roadway to an existing roadway that will remain open and continue to serve through traffic.
03 – Reconstruction - Added Capacity Construction on approximate alignment of an existing route where the old pavement structure is substantially removed and replaced. Such reconstruction includes widening to provide continuous additional through lane(s), or adding, or revising interchanges, replacing other highway elements such as a grade separation to replace an existing grade intersection. Also included, where necessary are other incidental improvements such as drainage and shoulder improvements.
04 – Reconstruction - No Added Capacity Construction where the old pavement structure is substantially removed and replaced or significant structural capacity is added. Also includes the addition of auxiliary and turning lanes, reconfiguring interchanges, replacing other highway elements such as a grade separation to replace an existing grade intersection. Also included, where necessary, are other incidental improvements such as drainage and shoulder improvements. May also include widening the lanes or shoulders, or a combination of both, of an existing roadway, without adding through lanes.
05 – 4r Maintenance – Resurfacing Placement of additional surface material, including seal coats, over the existing roadway to improve serviceability or to provide additional strength. There may be some upgrading of unsafe features and other incidental work in conjunction with resurfacing, including culvert replacement. Where surfacing is constructed by separate project as a final stage of construction, the type of improvement should be the same as that of the preceding stage (new route, relocation, reconstruction, minor widening, etc.).
06 – 4r Maintenance – Restoration & Rehabilitation Work required to return existing pavement (including shoulders) to a condition of adequate structural support or to a condition adequate for placement of an additional stage of construction. There may be some upgrading of unsafe features or other incidental work in conjunction with restoration and rehabilitation. Typical improvements would include rehabilitation of roadway surface; replacing spalled or malfunctioning joints; substantial pavement stabilization prior to resurfacing; grinding/grooving of rigid pavements; replacing deteriorated materials; reworking or strengthening bases or sub-bases, and adding under-drains.
07 – 4r Maintenance Relocation Construction of a roadway at a new location that replaces an existing roadway. The new roadway carries all the through traffic with the previous facility closed or retained as a land-service road only.
08 – Bridge - New Construction Construction of a new bridge that does not replace or relocate an existing bridge.
10 - Bridge Replacement Total replacement of a bridge with a new structure. Includes structures over waterways, land and other roadways. A bridge removed and replaced with a lesser facility is considered a bridge replacement. Incidental roadway approach work is included. The use of this code requires the reporting of the National Bridge Inventory (NBI) structure number in the data field identified Bridge Numbers.
13 - Bridge Rehabilitation For the major work required to restore structural integrity of a bridge as well as work necessary to correct major safety defects. Bridge deck replacement (both partial and complete) and widening of bridges including addition of through lanes to specified standards are included. Construction of a dual structure to alleviate a capacity deficiency is also included. The use of this code requires the reporting of the National Bridge Inventory (NBI) structure number in the data field identified Bridge Numbers.
15 - *Preliminary Engineering For the preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E), traffic, and related studies including field inspections, surveys, material testing, and borings.
16 - Right of Way For purchase of land, improvements and easements, in addition to the cost of moving and relocating buildings, businesses, and persons.
17 - *Construction Engineering Oversight of construction of roadways, structures, and traffic services facilities including additional design work after construction project is let.
18 - Planning For Planning related purposes.
19 - Research For Research related purposes.
21 - Safety For projects or a significant portion of a project that provides features or devices to enhance safety. Beam guards, pavement marking, and traffic signals are included. For example, expenditures on projects designed to improve the safety of at-grade railroad crossings or for the construction of facilities dedicated to the enforcement of vehicle weight regulations.
22 - Rail/Highway Crossing Improvements to crossing warning Protective Devices such as signs, markings, and cross bucks; flashing light additions/improvements; and improvements to track circuitry.
23 - Transit For transit and transit-related purposes.
24 - Traffic Management/ Engineering - HOV Traffic operation improvements that are designed to reduce traffic congestion and to facilitate the flow of traffic, both people and vehicles, on existing systems, or to conserve motor fuels. Include automated toll collection equipment, road and bridge surveillance and control systems, etc.
25 - Vehicle Weight Enforcement Program Vehicle Weight Enforcement
26 - Ferry Boats Ferry Boats
27 - Administration Administration for National Recreational Trails Projects, Commercial Vehicles, and other similar projects.
28 - *Facilities for Pedestrians and Bicycles For independent projects (not part of any other Federal-aid Highway project) to construct a facility to accommodate bicycle transportation and pedestrians, including sidewalks.
29 - *Acquisition of Scenic Easements and Scenic or Historic Sites For projects consisting of easement and fee-simple purchase of sites of historic significance or considered worthy of preserving, or a combination of both, due to their scenic qualities within the view shed of a transportation facility.
30 - *Scenic or Historic Highway Programs For projects consisting of scenic highway program and implementation activities not included in safety and other related improvements.
31 - *Landscaping and Other Scenic Beautification For projects involving landscaping and other scenic beautification through planting and related work. This includes vegetation management to assure the sustain ability of landscape areas.
32 - *Historic Preservation For projects consisting of purchasing and restoring/rehabilitating a building, structure, or facility (other than transportation buildings, structures and facilities) that is directly related to the transportation system.
33 - *Rehab & Operation of Historic Trans Sites For projects consisting of purchasing & restoring/rehabilitating, or operating transportation buildings, structures, or facilities, or a combination of both.
34 - *Preservation of Abandoned Railway Corridors For projects to preserve an abandoned railway corridor. It is expected that most of these projects will accommodate bicycle and pedestrian use. This code may be used for any railway corridor conversion project including those used by equestrians, skaters, and skiers. Not to be used for National Recreational Trails projects.
35 - *Control & Removal of Outdoor Advertising For projects to purchase outdoor advertising for permanent removal, to remove illegal outdoor advertising, or to develop an outdoor advertising control plan.
36 - *Archaeological Planning & Research For projects involving the identification, evaluation, planning, or research, or a combination of any, of historic or archaeological planning and research under Transportation Enhancements.
37 - *Mitigation of Water Pollution due to Highway Runoff Mitigation of Water Pollution due to Highway Runoff.
38 - *Safety and Education for Pedestrian/Bicyclists Safety and Education for Pedestrians and Bicyclists.
39 - *Establishment of Transportation Museums Establishment of Transportation Museums.
40 - *Special Bridge Includes low water crossing replacement, application of calcium magnesium acetate, sodium acetate/formate, or other environmentally acceptable, minimally corrosive anti-icing and deicing compositions, and other eligible bridge projects not covered by another type of improvement code. Does not require an NBI structure number in the data field identified Bridge Numbers.
41 - *Youth Conservation Service Youth Conservation Service
42 - Training Training; Supportive Services; TRAC; On the Job Training
43 - Utilities Utilities including lighting, sewer and water mains, and utility relocations (poles, lines, etc.).
44 - Other Miscellaneous work such as National Recreational Trails construction, noise barriers, etc.
45 - Debt Service Interest payments and retirement of principal under an eligible bond issue (including capitalized interest) and any other cost incidental to the sale of an eligible bond issue (including issuance costs, insurance or other credit enhancement fees, and other bond-related costs as determined).
48 - Bridge Protection Includes scour countermeasures, seismic retrofits, impact protection measures, security countermeasures, and protection against extreme events.
49 - Bridge Inspection and Bridge Related Training Bridge inspection and evaluation activities, including in-depth and special inspections. Bridge inspection related training.
50 - New Tunnel Construction of a new tunnel that does not replace or relocate an existing tunnel.
51 - Tunnel Replacement Total replacement of a tunnel with a new structure constructed with additional lanes in the same general traffic corridor.
52 - Tunnel Rehabilitation For the work required to restore structural integrity of a tunnel, as well as, work necessary to correct major safety defects.
53 - Tunnel Preservation Activities that prevent, delay, or reduce deterioration of tunnels or tunnel elements, restore the function of existing tunnels, keep tunnels in good condition, and extend their life.
54 - Tunnel Protection Includes impact protection measures, security countermeasures, and protection against extreme events.
55 - Tunnel Inspection and Tunnel Related Training Tunnel inspection and evaluation, including in-depth and other inspections. Tunnel inspection related training.
56 – Other Asset Inspection Inspection and evaluation of infrastructure assets other than bridges or tunnels, including signs and sign-structures, earth retaining walls and drainage structures. Inspections related training for signs and sign-structure, earth retaining walls and drainage structures.
57 - Safety Non-Infrastructure A project contributing to a reduction in fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads and the achievement of State safety targets that either adds to existing successful non-infrastructure programs (but not replace existing funding sources), or is used for new and proven activities as determined by data-supported means.
58 – Freight Freight related items.