DDOT shall manage and implement transportation improvement plans and projects; manage and construct capital projects; conduct studies, review, and approve construction materials utilization and ensure that the transportation system is maintained to the highest standards; and administer the full range of processing required to execute construction contracts for transportation. (DDOT Establishment Act, D.C. Code § 50-921.04).

DDOT shall review and approve public space permit requests for work within public rights-of-way, including private use and utility work public space requests. (DDOT Establishment Act, D.C. Code § 50-921.04.

Procedures & Services

The primary purpose of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) Construction Management (CM) Manual is to establish standard operating procedures and provide guidelines to DDOT’s engineers, construction managers (DDOT personnel and consultants), and personnel engaged in contract administration promoting uniformity and efficiency.

The Dos and Don'ts of Occupying Public Space During Construction and Steel Plate Permit and Fees FAQ


Construction and Traffic Control (Work Zones)

DDOT shall commit to reducing congestion in and around work zones without compromising the safety of workers and the public. Traffic control plans submitted with construction permits must replicate the existing pedestrian pathways as practically as possible, in order to ensure that the routing of pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vehicles around a work zone is safe.

Pedestrian Safety and Work Zone Standards, D.C. Temporary Traffic Control Manual, and the District of Columbia Work Zone and Mobility Policy 

Project Delivery

There are various approaches for DDOT to deliver projects in the District. The Design-Build Manual describes the Department’s procedures  for  evaluating  and selecting  a  project  delivery  method.  The  manual  also provides guidance for administering a competitive sealed proposals procurement using alternative value added delivery methods.

Energy Savings Initiatives (Efficient Construction and Water Quality in Construction sections)

Other Resources 

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