Standards and Guidelines
This section provides important information for firms doing design and construction work for the Department of Transportation. If you do not find the information you are looking for please contact the department at (202) 673-6813 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Providing Engineering Guidance
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Office Manual for Construction Management (CM) presents DDOT’s procedures and standards for managing and administering construction projects.
This manual provides a general framework and the basis for a uniform design for the proposed DC streetcar system.
This manual describes the agency’s procedures and recommended best practices to effectively and successfully procure and administer DDOT projects using the Design-Build project delivery process.
This manual describes the Department’s procedures and standards for preparing project construction documents
These are regulations that include design elements in the Downtown DC Business Improvement District Streetscape Enhancement Notebook, August 1999.
This manual presents the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) standards of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).
These standards apply to the the construction of protected walkways on the sidewalks and roadways. They are also part of a required traffic control plan that provides guidance on the preferred methods for routing pedestrians safely through work zones occupying public space in the District.
This document describes the procedures for reviewing and approving requests for new or modified access to the Interstate and Freeway system within the District of Columbia.
This manual should be used to help design a public realm that balances the mobility and access needs for all users. This includes roadways, sidewalks, parks, plazas, and other open spaces that comprise the arteries and focal points of the urban framework. It is the main space where civic interaction occurs.
In the process of constructing, operating and maintaining transportation facilities, it is often necessary to acquire private property or property controlled by another Federal or District agency. This manual is intended to help complete these acquisitions or transfers of property, consistent with federal and local regulations.
On October 1, 2010, DDOT published proposed amendments to the Municipal Regulations [DCMR] governing excavation in public space.
Nationally recognized guidelines for street and highway design recommend that sidewalks be constructed in areas with pedestrian activity, especially in residential and school areas.
The use of speed humps can reduce the negative effects of motor vehicle use, alter driver behavior, and improve conditions for pedestrians and non-motorized street and roadway users.
These publications are the engineering drawings for highways and structures in the District of Columbia.
This document specifies an explicit set of requirements to be satisfied by a material, product, or service utilized in highways and structures in the District.
The guidelines provided in this manual may be used as a resource in preparing a traffic control plan to submit with your public space permit application for your proposed work zone or construction staging area on public space.
MUTCD defines the standards used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public traffic.
The twenty-one (21) approved traffic control plan (TCP) typicals are used for utility excavation.
This policy provides guidance for assessing the District work zone impacts on the traveling public across the various stages of all Federal-Aid Highway-funded projects that are determined to be significant.