Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Local project tools

Highway improvement type definitions

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.

WisDOT 2014 Cost Estimate Table

This document identifies the statewide average costs per mile for various roadway improvement projects based upon their classification such as a resurfacing, pavement replacement, reconditioning or reconstruction project. Local officials can use this chart to assist in identifying the construction costs, which should be budgeted for when requesting a roadway improvement or bridge rehabilitation or replacement project.

Controlling item cost estimate worksheet

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.

New Local Program Guide

This guide provides a quick reference as to design responsibilities of the Local Program.

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Last modified: February 5, 2015

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