An overview of the planning process for Foothills Parkway Section 8D is provided below:

* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Define purpose and need/develop preliminary concepts
Step 2. Civic Engagement
Step 3. Develop preliminary alternatives
Step 4. Conduct external scoping *
Step 5. Refine alternatives
Step 6. Identify environmental impacts and select preferred alternative
Step 7. Prepare draft plan/environmental document
Step 8. Public review of draft plan/environmental document
Step 9. Analysis of public comment
Step 10. Prepare final plan/decision document
Step 11. Release final plan/decision document to the public