Roadway Design provides technical expertise to department and consultant designers.
Roadway Design Manuals
The Roadway Design Manual (RDM) defines the Department’s requirements for roadway design. The RDM consists of all sections shown below.
Contact Vaughn Nelson at email@example.com or 801 910-2031 if you have questions about this manual.
Roadway Design Manual
Previous Roadway Design Manuals
Roadway Design Manual Revision Request Form
Roadway Design Manual, Drawings Revision Memoranda & Archives
UDOT CADD Workspace Support & Resources
This is your source for resources and information regarding Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) at UDOT.
Be sure to check back occasionally for new information and downloads.
UDOT Workspace Setup Request Form
UDOT Workspace Download
CADD E-mail Subscription
You can sign up for CADD-related e-mail to keep abreast of new material. To sign up for this service, use the following link:
Goes to UDOT E-mail Notification subscription page
UDOT CADD/ProjectWise Training
UDOT CADD/ProjectWise online training is available on the Web.
We now have several Online CADD training items available on the Web. These are interactive sessions that you may view at your own pace.
These are currently under development and we will be posting new items as we get them developed.
These will open in a new window:
UDOT Online Scan Ref Training
UDOT Online Title Block Updating Training
UDOT Online Working with MicroStation XM & V8i Training (Under construction).
The following useful downloads are available for developing CADD projects for UDOT.
CADD Standards Manual
This is the official guide to the use of CADD Standards available for use in developing CADD-based projects for UDOT (PDF). Effective date: June 2022
CADD Standards Manual (PDF, 398 KB)
Plan Sheet Development Standards
This is the official guide to aid in the production of consistent plan sheets for UDOT construction projects (PDF). The following links are for the manual and sample drawings. Effective date: September 21, 2022.
Plan Sheet Development Standards Manual (PDF, 1011 KB)
Plan Sheet Standards Sample Sheet (PDF, 20.5 MB)
Geo-Referencing Micro Station Seed File/DTY File
Instructions for setting up a project coordinate system in MicroStation. Effective date: December 8, 2014
Geo-Referencing MIcro Station Seed File/DTY File
MicroSoft Excel worksheets to merge into blank summary sheet drawings. Included in CADD Standards above. Effective date: April 21, 2010.
Geo-Referencing MIcro Station Seed File/DTY File
Barrier Summary Sheet
Concrete Summary Sheet
Delineator Summary Sheet
Drainage System Summary Sheet
Driveways Summary Sheet
Dust Control and Watering Summary Sheet
Earthwork Summary Sheet
Fencing Gate Summary Sheet
Generic Summary Sheet
Landscape Summary Sheet
Miscellaneous Summary Sheet
Pavement Cutting Summary Sheet
Pavement Marking Acrylic Summary Sheet
Pavement Marking Epoxy Summary Sheet
Pavement Marking Paint Summary Sheet
Pavement Marking Removal Summary Sheet
Pavement Marking Tape Summary Sheet
Pavement Sawing Summary Sheet
Pavement Culverts Summary Sheet
Relocation Summary Sheet
Removal Summary Sheet
Right of Way Markers Summary Sheet
Rotomilling Summary Sheet
Sign Schedule Summary Sheet
Summary Sheet Instruction
Surfacing PCCP Summary Sheet
Surfacing Summary Sheet
Temporary Erosion Control Summary Sheet
Temporary Fence Summary Sheet
Text Sizes for Typical Plotting Scales
Chart to simplify text sizes to be usd for various typical plotting scales based on 11×17 sheet size (PDF). Effective date: March 15, 2002 Text Scales
Summary Sheet Training Manual
Instructions for merging MicroSoft Excel worksheets into blank summary sheet drawings (PDF). Effective date: October 7, 2003 UDOT Summary Sheets Training
Instructions on digitally signing the advertising plan set with Adobe Acrobat (PDF Portfoliio). Effective date: May 2013 UDOT Plan Set Digital Signature Process
Committing Survey Data to Graphics
Information on how to commit survey data to graphics with Survey SelectCAD (PDF). Effective date: March 15, 2002 Commit Survey to Graphics
Local Government Project Title Sheet – CADD
Title Sheet in Adobe PDF format for Local Government projects. For information only. Effective date: October 5, 2009 (Under construction.)
Local Government Project Title Sheet – PDF
Title Sheet in Adobe PDF format for Local Government projects. For information only. Effective date: October 5, 2009 Title Sheet LG
Change Request Form
Form for submitting requests for changes to UDOT’s CADD Standards (Adobe .pdf). Effective date: February 12 2013. (Under construction.)
Digital Delivery with Model Based Design and Construction (MBDC) is the use and transfer of digital data in design, construction, and asset management. Digital Delivery with MBDC is not solely intended to eliminate plan sheets but rather deliver data in more directly consumable formats for project stakeholders.
Go to the Digital Delivery page for more information on UDOT’s current Digital Delivery and MBDC efforts.
Resurfacing, Restoration, Rehabilitation (3R) Standards
The design information found in the 3R Standards Manual is outdated and has been replaced by the Roadway Design Manual (RDM) and the Structures Design and Detailing Manual (SDDM).
If you have any questions about this document, contact:
Statewide Design Engineer
Value Engineering (VE) is a function-oriented technique that has proven to be an effective management tool for achieving improved design, construction, and cost-effectiveness in various transportation program elements.
Value Engineering Manual of Instructions
Value Engineering Manual
Related UDOT Standard and Supplemental Specifications
UDOT Policy and Procedure 08A4-1
Survey and Geomatics Manual
The Survey and Geomatics Manual replaces the Aerial and Photogrammetry Manual.
This is the primary source of information related to general surveying activities and resources at UDOT.
Survey and Geomatics Manual (updated March 27, 2017)
Utility Survey Requirements
The Estimator’s Corner is designed to provide cost estimating guidance and support for project teams. The page also shows on-going low bid accuracy and awardability statistics.
Please contact the Estimate Support Desk at 801-360-0580 for assistance with your estimating needs including Cost Estimating, Change Order Reviews, Time Component Estimating, and P+T Support.
Former Contractors on the UDOT Estimate Support team use production-based cost estimating at any phase of the project as requested and on all projects at advertising. Production-based cost estimates are more accurate than historical-based estimates and come with the added value of identifying opportunities to improve constructability and mitigate project risks.
UDOT Market Watch Site
Market Watch is a centralized planning and coordination initiative to proactively plan for strategic project bid opening dates. The site also provides a newsletter, guidance, and other information to project teams about current market conditions.
UDOT Market Watch
UDOT Market Watch Newsletter
Masterworks Engineer’s Estimate Comparison – Current Fiscal Year Report
Masterworks Engineer’s Estimate Comparison – Detailed Report
Concept Cost Estimate Spreadsheet, Excel Spreadsheet, 651KB, Updated June 2022
Inflation Projections – Calendar Year 2022
Best Time to Advertise, Updated December 2, 2020
Quality Control/Quality Assurance Documentation
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
The State of Utah, and The Utah Department of Transportation, shall in no event be liable for any lost profits, and special, indirect or consequential damages to any party, arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data hereon or the services provided. The Utah Department of Transportation provides this data and its services as a convenience to it’s customers. Furthermore, The Utah Department of Transportation reserves the right to change, revise, or otherwise discontinue published data and/or these services at any time without further notice.
The Utah Reference Network (TURN) GPS Site
TURN GPS is a network of permanently located GPS receivers, installed across the state, through partnerships between Cities, Counties and State using equipment and facilities, to generate real time high accuracy GPS positioning. TURN GPS is used for a range of precision GPS applications including surveying, engineering, construction and GIS data collection. This is administered by the Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC), and is available here:
Turn Website Please visit this site to see if it can meet your needs!
Additive Project Information
Contact Central Construction at 801-965-4344 for answers to Additive Bidding questions.
Guidelines for Using Additive Work Bidding
Additive Bid Table
Link to M&P. This will bring you to the Project Advertising Tools page. Scroll down to Measurement & Payment.)