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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.

October 2015 Limited Scope CD Bridge Checklist Update

The Limited Scope Concept Development Bridge Checklist has been revised to include Bike/Pedestrian as one of the Offices/SME’s consulted.

October 2015 Construction Phase Guidance Update

The Construction Phase Activity Description guidance document has been revised per Division of Project Management (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 Capital Project Delivery (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.


July 2015 Stewardship Agreement Update

The NJDOT and FHWA have executed a new Stewardship and Oversight Agreement on Project Assumption and Program Oversight. This agreement supersedes the Project-Level Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight Agreement, which contained the Performance Year (PY) Projects of Division Interest (PoDIs) for 2014 and 2015. These PoDIs along with PY 2016 PoDIs are available on the Stewardship Agreement process summary webpage.

February 2015 Limited Scope Concept Development Report Example

The Limited Scope Report Templates and Examples have been updated to contain a second Limited Scope Concept Development Report Bridge Example for Non-Interstate roadways.


February 2015 Cost Estimating Guideline

The Project Management Office (PMO), with significant input from NJDOT's Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), has assembled a comprehensive Cost Estimating Guideline (pdf 2.7m). The purpose of this new guideline is to provide guidance to NJDOT employees and others in the methodology for developing, documenting and reviewing construction cost estimates throughout the project development process. The Cost Estimating Guideline is located on the Cost Management Process Summary web page.


February 2015 Scope Statement Template Update

The Limited Scope Concept Development Scope Statement Template and the Limited Scope Final Design Scope Statement Template have been updated so the drop-down list for Project Classification for all of the Scope Statements directly correspond with Project Classification within the Project Reporting System (PRS).


February 2015 Limited Scope Report Template Update

The Limited Scope Report Templates and Examples have been updated to remove all references to a completed Categorical Exclusion Document (CED). Activity Descriptions for Limited Scope Activities have been updated to reflect that the environmental document is submitted to FHWA with the Final Design Authorization Package and not to be included as an appendix within the Limited Scope Concept Development Report.

January 2015 Risk Management Guidance Update

The Risk Management guidance has been updated to reflect that formal Risk Management will be implemented for all Capital Projects. All watermarks and other "pilot program" notations have been removed from all Risk Management documentation and guidance.


January 2015 Limited Scope Concept Development (CD) Update

The Limited Scope CD Pavement Checklist and the Limited Scope CD Thin Surface Treatment Checklist were revised due to DPM input.

January 2015 Limited Scope Concept Development (CD) Update

A Limited Scope CD Concrete Pavement Repair Checklist was added for use on projects where the Pavement Design group identifies and the Pavement Recommendation Report confirms concrete roadways that need repair but not reconstruction.


January 2015 Final Design Guideline Update

To be consistent with the language in the revised Stewardship and Oversight Agreement with FHWA, the "Full Oversight Only” designation listed in the activity descriptions, “Prepare Pre-PS&E Package” (4835) and “FHWA Reviews Pre-PS&E” (4845), have been revised to “PoDI Only” (Project of Division Interest).

December 2014 Concept Development Guideline Update

The "Hold Public Information Center (2460)" activity of the Concept Development Guideline has been updated. The revision provides additional information on the appropriate level of detail for plans being presented to the public.


October 2014 Limited Scope Concept Development (CD) Update

The Limited Scope CD Work Breakdown Structure Diagram has been updated to clarify that a Complete Streets Checklist is not required for Limited Scope Projects.


September 2014 Thin Surface Treatment Projects

The NJDOT, with concurrence from FHWA, has added another project type to the Limited Scope Project Delivery Approach. Thin Surface Treatment Project guidance is available on the Limited Scope Project Delivery Approach web page and within the Project Delivery Process Project Customization Guideline (pdf 389k).

August 2014 Stewardship Agreement Update

The NJDOT and FHWA have executed a new Project-Level Risk Based Stewardship Agreement. This Performance Year (PY) 2015 update contains information on project level oversight, Projects of Division Interest (PoDIs) and a list of PY 15 PoDI projects and associated project plans.

Quality Management Certifications Update

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

February 2014 Capital Project Delivery Updates

The following updates were recently made to the Capital Project Delivery Process guidance documents:
  • A Limited Scope CD Report Pavement Example was added for land service highway projects.
  • The existing Limited Scope CD Report Pavement Example was renamed to reflect that it is to be referenced on controlled access highway projects.

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:  October 26, 2015