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Capital Project Delivery
The New Jersey Department
of Transportation (NJDOT)
continues to work with the
Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA) and the consultant community
to update and refine the
Project Delivery process.
October 2015 Limited Scope CD Bridge Checklist Update
The Limited Scope Concept Development Bridge Checklist has been revised to include Bike/Pedestrian
as one of the Offices/SME’s consulted.
October 2015 Construction Phase Guidance Update
The Construction Phase Activity Description guidance document has been revised per Division of Project Management (DPM) concerns, to reflect reducing the duration between advertise and bid from 20 days to 15 days.
September 2015 Utility Management Process Update
The NJDOT Office of Utility Management has created a process summary webpage to provide designers with an overview of the utility management process, as well as, a source for guidance documents and templates for use on capital projects. The following is an overview of what has changed in the overall Capital Project Delivery (CPD) Process with regards to utility management:
Letter Number 1 has been changed to "Utility Contact Letter"
Letter Number 2 has been changed to "Utility Verification Request Letter"
A new activity - 4085 "Conduct Supplemental Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)" - has been added to the beginning of Final Design to allow for supplemental SUE to be performed if necessary
September 2015 CPD Guidance Update
All CPD guidance documents have been revised to reflect the recent organizational title change from Program Managers to Executive Regional Managers.
July 2015 Stewardship Agreement Update
The NJDOT and FHWA have executed a new Stewardship and Oversight Agreement on Project Assumption and Program Oversight. This agreement supersedes the Project-Level Risk-Based
Stewardship and Oversight Agreement, which contained the Performance Year (PY) Projects of Division Interest (PoDIs) for 2014 and 2015. These PoDIs along with PY 2016 PoDIs are available on the Stewardship Agreement process summary webpage.
February 2015 Limited Scope Concept Development Report Example
The Limited Scope Report Templates and Examples have been updated to contain a second Limited Scope Concept Development Report Bridge Example for Non-Interstate roadways.
February 2015 Cost Estimating Guideline
The Project Management Office (PMO), with significant input from NJDOT's Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), has assembled a comprehensive Cost Estimating Guideline(pdf 2.7m). The purpose of this new guideline is to provide guidance to NJDOT employees and others in the methodology for developing, documenting and reviewing construction cost estimates throughout the project development process. The Cost Estimating Guideline is located on the Cost Management Process Summary web page.
February 2015 Scope Statement Template Update
The Limited Scope Concept Development Scope Statement Template and the Limited Scope Final Design Scope Statement Template have been updated so the drop-down list for Project Classification for all of the Scope Statements directly correspond with Project Classification within the Project Reporting System (PRS).
February 2015 Limited Scope Report Template Update
The Limited Scope Report Templates and Examples have been updated to remove all references to a completed Categorical Exclusion Document (CED). Activity Descriptions for Limited Scope Activities have been updated to reflect that the environmental document is submitted to FHWA with the Final Design Authorization Package and not to be included as an appendix within the Limited Scope Concept Development Report.
January 2015 Risk Management Guidance Update
The Risk Management guidance has been updated to reflect that formal Risk Management will be implemented for all Capital Projects. All watermarks and other "pilot program" notations have been removed from all Risk Management documentation and guidance.
January 2015 Limited Scope Concept Development (CD) Update
The Limited Scope CD Pavement Checklist and the Limited Scope CD Thin Surface Treatment Checklist were revised due to DPM input.
January 2015 Limited Scope Concept Development (CD) Update
A Limited Scope CD Concrete Pavement Repair Checklist was added for use on projects where the Pavement Design group identifies and the Pavement Recommendation Report confirms concrete roadways that need repair but not reconstruction.
January 2015 Final Design Guideline Update
To be consistent with the language in the revised Stewardship and Oversight Agreement with FHWA, the "Full Oversight Only” designation listed in the activity descriptions, “Prepare Pre-PS&E Package” (4835) and “FHWA Reviews Pre-PS&E” (4845), have been revised to “PoDI Only” (Project of Division Interest).
December 2014 Concept Development Guideline Update
The "Hold Public Information Center (2460)" activity of the Concept Development Guideline has been updated. The revision provides additional information on the appropriate level of detail for plans being presented to the public.
October 2014 Limited Scope Concept Development (CD) Update
The Limited Scope CD Work Breakdown Structure Diagram has been updated to clarify that a Complete Streets Checklist is not required for Limited Scope Projects.
The NJDOT and FHWA have executed a new Project-Level Risk Based Stewardship Agreement. This
Performance Year (PY) 2015 update contains information on project level oversight, Projects of
Division Interest (PoDIs) and a list of PY 15 PoDI projects and associated project plans.
Quality Management Certifications Update
The Quality Management Certifications were updated to indicate the date shall be included with
February 2014 Capital Project
The following updates were recently
made to the Capital Project
Delivery Process guidance documents:
A Limited Scope CD Report
Pavement Example was added
for land service highway
The existing Limited
Scope CD Report Pavement
Example was renamed to
reflect that it is to be
referenced on controlled
access highway projects.
NJDOT Senior Management has authorized
several capital projects to
begin a "pilot program" to
determine the effectiveness
of a formal Risk Management
Process. These pilot projects
shall utilize the guidance
provided on the Risk
Management process web page to
implement the proposed NJDOT
Risk Management Process.