Last edited 08 Feb 2021

Project lifecycle for major road projects


[edit] Introduction

The project control framework (PCF) is a joint Department for Transport and Highways Agency approach to managing major projects, which comprises:

The project lifecycle for major road projects is set out in the project control framework Handbook v2 April 2013.

Once initiated a project enters the major projects lifecycle which breaks down the three phases of the project control framework into seven stages shown below:

[edit] Major projects lifecycle

[edit] Pre-project

0: Strategy, shaping and prioritisation

[edit] Options phase

1: Option identification

2: Option selection

[edit] Development phase

3: Preliminary design

4: Statutory procedures and powers

5: Construction preparation

[edit] Construction phase

6: Construction, commissioning and handover

7: Closeout

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