This document identifies and describes several types of highway improvement projects, which
WisDOT uses to classify all roadway improvement projects regardless of what system they are on. It also provides additional criteria and examples to ensure projects are properly classified, describes the design timeline, which should be allowed and references the geometric design standards, which must be applied to each project. Local officials should familiarize themselves with these descriptions to help scope, schedule and budget their improvement projects.
This document provides an alternative method of calculating construction costs for a roadway improvement project versus the average cost per mile method. On every roadway project there are certain bid items that comprise the majority of total construction costs, these are called
"controlling cost items." This worksheet will assist the local officials on identifying those controlling cost bid items and
organizing them in a manner to develop a detailed total cost estimate for your roadway improvement project.