Construction Cost Estimation
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) uses Cost Estimation System (CES) software for preparing construction cost
estimates to produce more accurate and consistent estimates earlier in the engineering cycle.
CES provides a full range of capabilities from concept to the final engineer’s estimate. As a result, estimators can now
produce the final estimate by moving smoothly from long range to detailed information.
The current 2001 Pay Item List (pdf 521k)
and new 2007 Pay Item List (pdf 273k)
(English units only) are available for use in preparing Plans, Specifications, and Engineer's Estimates using either the
English 2001 or English 2007 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction in the Trns*port software
The CES module can be accessed remotely. For questions regarding access credentials, contact
the Trns•port team.
Bid Price Report
This report contains Average Weighted prices for all Pay Items used in construction contracts let in the past year. It
is used to develop Final Engineer's Construction Estimates and Proposals. Hard copies of it are issued annually and are
available at the Engineering Documents Unit on the first floor of the NJDOT E&O Building, (609) 530-5587. Orders can
also be place with the
Asphalt Cement & Fuel Price Index
The Asphalt Cement & Fuel Price Index is computed each month from industry
sources (starting August 1990). It is used in preparation of the Asphalt and Fuel Price adjustments, which are
entered into the Final Engineer's Construction Estimates.
The Asphalt and Fuel Price Adjustments for estimating purposes can be calculated with the
Fuel and Asphalt Price Adjustment Spreadsheet