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Capital Project Delivery


What's New

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) continues to work with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the consultant community to update and refine the Project Delivery process.

September 2016
Concept Development (CD) Activity Description Revision

The description for the CD Activities "Perform Supplemental Data Collection" (2105) and "Conduct Field Inventory of Physical Conditions" (2120) have been revised to reflect coordination with the Bureau of Data and Safety and identify their Permanent Traffic Monitoring station locations.

August 2016
Concept Development (CD) Activity Description Revision

The description for the CD Activity "Perform Supplemental Data Collection" (2105) has been revised to be consistent with a revision to Baseline Document Change (BDC)16S-01R "Existing Plans and As-Builts". The revision includes language that addresses how the Engineering Document Unit's (EDUs) plans and As-Builts are obtained.

August 2016
Limited Scope Guidance Revision

The Limited Scope (LS) guidance has been revised to reflect additional guidance details regarding Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliance and Right of Way (ROW) impacts. The additional guidance includes revisions to the LS CD and Final Design (FD) Network Diagrams, CD Activity Descriptions and LS Project Delivery Guideline. Also included is a new LS ADA with ROW Impacts Process Workflow (pdf 26k).


August 2016
Projects of Division Interest (PoDI) and Individual Project Oversight Plan (IPOP) Update

The FHWA has updated the list of active PoDIs and their corresponding IPOPs. These documents, along with a list of “Projects that are no longer PoDIs” are available in the Process Summaries - Stewardship and Oversight Agreement area.


June 2016
Drainage Design Activity Description Revision

The description for "Prepare Preliminary Drainage Design" (3085) has been revised to address coordination issues if there is a pump station included in the project.


June 2016
Cost Estimating Guideline Update

The Cost Estimating Guideline (pdf 2.4m) has been revised to add inflation consideration to Section 2.1 "NJDOT Cost Estimation Process by CPD Delivery Phase." Also, under Section 2.1, tables and examples based on recent historic bid prices have been inserted to provide guidance of construction cost estimating for various types of projects during the Problem Screening Phase.


May 2016
Construction Activity Description Revision

The description for Construction Activity "Final Acceptance" (5170) has been revised to be consistent with the recently revised Section II, Subsection H-2 in the Construction Procedures Handbook.


May 2016
Municipal Police Agreement Guidance

The Municipal Police Agreement (MPA) guidance has been removed from the Capital Project Delivery (CPD) Web site. Municipal police are no longer used as traffic directors on NJDOT Capital projects.


May 2016
Limited Scope Guidance Revision

The Limited Scope guidance has been revised to reflect the addition of a new "Limited Scope Project Delivery Guideline", an "ADA with ROW Sequencing Procedure" and a "High Friction Surface Treatment Checklist".


April 2016
Bureau of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Solutions (BLAES) Activity Description Update

The CPD guidance has been updated to reflect that applicable landscape documents need to be prepared, signed and sealed by a New Jersey licensed Landscape Architect. The affected activities in this update are "Complete Landscape Architectural Design" (4265), "Prepare Final Wetlands Mitigation Plans" (4375), "Submit Reforestation Application" (4440) and "Prepare Green Acres Final Application" (4740).

February 2016
CPD Guidance Update

The CPD guidance has been updated to reorganize and complete pavement design and specification activities and to formalize the activities associated with Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs). New pavement activities "Verify Pavement Design Recommendation" (4205) and "Obtain Pavement Specification" (4295) and new TRO activities "Investigate Need for Traffic Regulation Orders" (2485), "Confirm Need for Traffic Regulation Orders" (4855), and "Issue Traffic Regulation Orders" (5185) have been added to the CPD guidance.

February 2016
Scope Statement Templates Revision

The Preliminary Engineering (PE), Final Design (FD) and Limited Scope FD Scope Statement (SS) templates were updated with input from Division of Project Management (DPM) leadership, Mobility and Systems Engineering and Program Support. The update consists of revising the order of SS Template approval, revising the Traffic Ops and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) section to include real time work zone ITS items, and revising the Quality Management Services and Value Engineering/Risk sections due to organizational changes.

January 2016
Problem Screening Guidance Revision

The Problem Screening phase guidance has been revised to combine the former Tier 1 and Tier 2 screening efforts into a singular screening in order to eliminate duplicate work and reduce problem screening durations and costs.

December 2015
Cost Estimating Guideline Projects Update

The Cost Estimating Guideline (pdf 2.7m) has been revised to update the criteria for identifying High/Low and Significant/Major contract bid items, as well as updates to the Bid Analysis process.

December 2015
Projects of Division Interest (PoDI) Projects Update

The Performance Year (PY) PoDIs for 2015 have been updated. PoDIs for PY 2014 through PY 2016 are available in the Process Summaries - Stewardship and Oversight Agreement area.

October 2015
Limited Scope Concept Development (CD) Bridge Checklist Update

The Limited Scope CD Bridge Checklist has been revised to include Bike/Pedestrian as one of the Offices/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) consulted.

October 2015
Construction Phase Guidance Update

The Construction Phase Activity Description guidance document has been revised per DPM concerns, to reflect reducing the duration between advertise and bid from 20 days to 15 days.


September 2015
Utility Management Process Update

The NJDOT Office of Utility Management has created a process summary webpage to provide designers with an overview of the utility management process, as well as, a source for guidance documents and templates for use on capital projects. The following is an overview of what has changed in the overall CPD Process with regards to utility management:

  • Letter Number 1 has been changed to "Utility Contact Letter"
  • Letter Number 2 has been changed to "Utility Verification Request Letter"
  • A new activity - 4085 "Conduct Supplemental Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)" - has been added to the beginning of Final Design to allow for supplemental SUE to be performed if necessary

September 2015
CPD Guidance Update

All CPD guidance documents have been revised to reflect the recent organizational title change from Program Managers to Executive Regional Managers.


Quality Management Certifications Update

The Quality Management Certifications were updated to indicate the date shall be included with each signature.

Risk Management

NJDOT Senior Management has authorized several capital projects to begin a "pilot program" to determine the effectiveness of a formal Risk Management Process. These pilot projects shall utilize the guidance provided on the Risk Management process web page to implement the proposed NJDOT Risk Management Process.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Frequently Asked Questions on the Capital Project Delivery Web site was updated based on comments and suggestions received through the Contact Us web page.


Best Practices

The I-295/I-76/Route 42 Direct Connection project has been added to Best Practices and outlines specific practices used to implement a successful Environmental Impact Statement Process.
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  Last Updated:  September 16, 2016