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2011 Construction Specifications

Use of the 2011 Standard Specification Book is mandatory after May 03, 2011. For more information, contact CDOT's Standards and Specifications Unit. Use this section to access Colorado DOT's 2011 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction and revisions thereto. The revisions found herein are applicable to CDOT construction projects controlled by the 2011 Specification Book.
TO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE 2011 STANDARD SPECIFICATION BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS FOR MORE INFORMATION.
File Letter to all Specifications Users.
File Letter to Region Transportation Directors, Region Program Engineers, and Branch Heads.
File Significant changes in CDOT's 2011 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction book.
2011 Specifications Book
Standard Special Provisions
Revisions to formally issued standard special provisions that modify Colorado DOT's 2011 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction. The standard special provisions found herein are applicable to CDOT construction projects controlled by the 2011 Specification Book.
Recently Issued Special Provisions
Updated on October 2, 2014.
Specification Changes Under Consideration
Project Special Provision Work Sheets
These work sheets are used to create commonly used project special provisions that modify Colorado DOT's 2011 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction. The project special provisions found herein are applicable to CDOT construction projects controlled by the 2011 Specification Book.
Project Specification Assembly Tool (PSAT)
This Tool assembles the Project Special Provisions and creates the Standard Special Provisions Index into an overall Specifications Package for an advertisement set. The User will still be require to edit the Project Special Provisions package for their specific project.
Sample Construction Project Special Provisions
Access to sample project special provisions that can be adapted to modify Colorado DOT's 2011 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction for a specific project. The sample special provisions found herein are applicable to CDOT construction projects controlled by the 2011 Specification Book.
File Guidelines for Writing Construction Specifications
Asphalt Cement Cost Adjustment
Includes the crude oil prices to be used in calculating the Asphalt Cement Cost Adjustment resulting from changes in the price of crude oil. The oil prices after April 1st, 2013 are based on Flint Hills Resources' price for Western Canadian Select (WCS) @ Hardisty posted on their website. The oil prices prior to April 1st, 2013 are based on Cenovus' (formerly EnCana) price for Western Canadian Select @ Hardisty (stream/stream) posted on their website. All oil prices posted here are in American dollars per ton.
Fuel Cost Adjustment
Innovative Contract Provisions
Includes innovative special provisions that modify Colorado DOT's 2011 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction. The innovative provisions found herein are applicable to CDOT construction projects controlled by the 2011 Specification Book.
Design/Build Special Provisions
Examples of project special provisions that can be used to modify Colorado DOT's 2011 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction for design-build projects.
Stormwater Management Plan - SWMP
For information only to fulfill the CDPS-SCP (Colorado Discharge Permit System - Stormwater Construction Permit). To edit a document, please click on it's link below, then save it to your computer. You can edit it from there.
Materials Specs Check Lists in MS Excel
Materials Specifications and Related Items Checklist. (Microsoft® Excel 2000 required)
Sample Traffic Project Special Provisions
Past Davis-Bacon Minimum Wage Decisions for Colorado Highways
Starting from January 6, 2012.
Past Davis-Bacon Minimum Wage Decisions for Colorado Highways (Dec. 28, 2001 - Nov. 18, 2011)
Designing Streets for Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Information on designing and engineering bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
Pilot Project Special Provisions
Phased Funding Special Provision
File Project Safety Management Plan (Example)
File THE JOINT CCA/CDOT SPECIFICATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA FOR SEPTEMBER 25, 2014.

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Contact Information

Questions about the use of Design & Construction Support should be directed to CDOT's Standards and Specifications Unit:
Larry Brinck
(303) 757-9474
larry.brinck@state.co.us

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