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2017 Construction Specifications

Use of the 2017 Standard Specification Book is mandatory after October 1, 2017. For more information, contact CDOT's Standards and Specifications Unit. Use this section to access Colorado DOT's 2017 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction and revisions thereto. The revisions found herein are applicable to CDOT construction projects controlled by the 2017 Specification Book.
TO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE 2017 CONSTRUCTION STANDARD SPECIFICATION BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS FOR MORE INFORMATION.
File Letter to Region Transportation Directors, Region Program Engineers, and Branch Heads
File text/texmacs Letter to Contractors and Consultants
File Letter to Counties and Municipalities
File Letter to Writers and Users of the Standard Special Provisions
File Significant changes in CDOT's 2017 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction book
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2017 STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS BOOK
Issued July 2017.
Standard Special Provisions
The latest revisions to formally issued standard special provisions that modify the Colorado DOT's 2017 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction. The standard special provisions found herein are applicable to CDOT construction projects controlled by the 2017 Specification Book.
Project Special Provision Worksheets
These work sheets are used to create commonly used project special provisions that modify Colorado DOT's 2017 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction. The project special provisions found herein are applicable to CDOT construction projects controlled by the 2017 Specification Book.
Sample Construction Project Special Provisions
Access to sample project special provisions that can be adapted to modify Colorado DOT's 2017 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 2017 Specification Book.
Sample Bridge Project Special Provisions
These are Bridge's most commonly used structural related project special provisions but they are not considered standards. Instead, they are to be evaluated for appropriateness on each structure before incorporating them into a project.
Sample Environmental Project Special Provisions
Sample Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Project Special Provisions
Innovative Contract Provisions
Includes innovative special provisions that modify Colorado DOT's 2017 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction. The innovative provisions found herein are applicable to CDOT construction projects controlled by the 2017 Specification Book.
Pilot Project Special Provisions
Materials Specs Check Lists in MS Excel
Materials Specifications and Related Items Checklist. (Microsoft® Excel 2000 required).
Recently Issued Special Provisions
Updated on July 20, 2017. (Includes all past Special Provisions issued since July 20, 2017.)
Specification Changes Under Consideration
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Project Specification Assembly Tool (PSAT)
This Tool assembles the required Project Special Provisions and the current Standard Special Provisions Index into an overall Specifications Package for use in an advertisement set. The User will still be require to edit the resulting Project Special Provisions package for their specific project. _____________________________________________________________________
Asphalt Cement Cost Adjustment
PLEASE NOTE: As of July 31, 2015, Flint Hills Resources stopped posting their daily prices for Hardisty WCS. Now they post only once per month their differential price in US$/BBL compared to (less than) West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil (WTI) daily prices. There are 6.65 BBLs of crude oil (average gravity) in a short ton (source: USGS). All monthly average oil prices here are in American dollars per short ton (2000 lbs).
Fuel Cost Adjustment
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File Guidelines for Writing Construction Specifications
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.
File application/ms-word Project Safety Management Plan (Example)
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File THE JOINT CCA/CDOT SPECIFICATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA FOR DECEMBER 15, 2016
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