First, a project has to be funded in order for it to be implemented. Each project has different design and permitting requirements; however, it takes at least 1 year to survey, design, and permit. Additional time is necessary to obtain any required easements. Construction time periods vary, but typically range from 6 months to 2 years. As a general guideline, it typically takes 3 years for a project cycle (design through construction) to be complete.