NJDOT Mission Statement
"Improving lives by improving transportation"
The NJDOT Capital Projects Procedures (CPP) presents current Department procedures for preparing construction contract documents. These procedures detail the life of a project from problem statement to construction close-out. Procedures are presented for road and bridge projects for all project categories: Interstate, National Highway System (NHS) and non-NHS, New Construction, Reconstruction and Resurfacing, Rehabilitation and Restoration (3R).
This document is expected to change frequently. Therefore, it is provided on the NJDOT website rather than via hard copy. The users can print any part at any time for the latest version. A revision tracking system utilizes the dates provided at the bottom of each page. The first date is the Current Date, which indicates that content changes have been made under the oversight responsibilities and review of FHWA. Other underlined and blue dates below it are links to archived pages of Previous Changes. The bottommost date (the month is spelled out) is either the Last Maintenance Correction, which indicates minor, non-process fixes such as spelling, broken links, name changes, etc., or will match the FHWA review date if a content review was required.
Capital Project Procedures (CPP) purpose is to guide, not prescribe, the NJDOT’s participants, you and your Designer’s, through the steps of a Capital Project. Your use of engineering judgment is paramount. While you have the responsibility to produce the best possible product (a safe, efficient transportation system improvement), you also have some authority to change or seek changes to this process to eliminate wasteful steps and add steps without undo increase of time or cost as long as all laws and regulations are followed. The CPP are not a replacement for the Department's Policy and Procedures. The CPP is designed to enable everyone to understand the flow and requirements of each step in moving a project through its stages. It is organized by the flow of the project via a sequenced list of activities for the project delivery process.
If you see an activity that needs correction, updating or a new process needs implementation, please pass it along to the Subject Matter Expert in your Unit. If you or the SME know the change impacts, or could impact, another Unit's responsibilities, please coordinate your work as best you can between these internal NJDOT Units. Afterwards, forward the change in an electronic document to CPP Coordination within Configuration Management.
All changes are uploaded by CPP Coordination to the internal NJDOT web site. The extent of the change will dictate what happens next: more than one Unit involvement – coordination; FHWA oversight responsibilities or a process change – FHWA review/ approval; corrective change – placement on the Internet. In all cases the update process is intended to make the major parties responsible for the work they produce, and to make those parties reviewing the work agree that this process is in the best interest of NJDOT.
Each project follows a logical progression of phases. The procedures are arranged in a series of steps outlined in Activity Descriptions for Problem Screening, Concept Development, Preliminary Engineering, Final Design, and Construction.
All projects will go through the full project delivery process. Network diagrams for Concept Development, Preliminary Engineering and Final Design are available at the Capital Project Delivery website.