Completing the development of highway projects on time is an important aspect of credibility and customer service for ITD. Development includes the planning, designing, environmental documenting, permitting, and securing of right-of-way to make projects bid ready. Stakeholders depend on the department to deliver projects to construction in the year they were intended. Projects for which development is completed on time cost less and provide ITD and the construction industry adequate lead times. This allows flexibility to plan and schedule resources for the construction phases of the projects.