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District 7 Consultant Contracts
Amy Schmidt - Consultant Contract Manager
(937)  497-6753
Consultant Marketing Meetings are scheduled through the Deputy Director's Office. We have one date left for 2015: December 7. We have set aside six dates for 2016: January 5, March 23, April 20, July 12, August 15, November 8We are visiting consultant offices in the Columbus area on July 15th and Dayton area on November 24th. You are limited to one marketing visit per year, although you may call with questions regarding a project in the programmatic at any time. If you wish to schedule a marketing meeting, contact Denise Heitkamp at 937-497-6770 (denise.heitkamp@dot.state.oh.us). The District 7 consultant selection team is the District Deputy Director, Planning and Engineering Administrator and Design Engineer.
Do you need a permit to work within ODOT's right of-way?  District 7 does not require a consultant working under an ODOT contract, on District 7 projects, to obtain a permit. This applies to any field work within the right-of-way.  You must provide dates for the field work to your District project manager and supply your maintenance of traffic plan early enough that it can be reviewed. When you are closing a lane on the interstate or a US route, your District PM will complete a Traffic Advisory form which is shared with the local media. Other lane closures do not require a Traffic Advisory form, but the District PM will notify the ODOT county manager and  other local agencies regarding the work. Any work within Local jurisdictions must follow local requirements.
Notice: All inbound and outbound emails containing a file with the .zip extension will be blocked effective April 14, 2015.
The new version of CSS/CES was deployed on July 14, 2014. The new rating scale is 1-10, replacing the old 1-5-8-10 scale. In the new system, a 70% is considered "Good" and meets ODOT's expectations, as compared to an 80% in the old system. For more information on the scoring system changes, click on the link below.
Utility Plots in Color (black/white with Color Highlighted Utility Lines): Use the pen table found in the "Utility Plots in Color.zip" below for review and coordination purposes. This is not to be used for final plan submission. In Microstation, these can replace the half.pen table as normally used and downloaded from ODOT's CADD website:
http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Engineering/CaddMapping/CADD_Services/Standards/Pages/Files.aspx. The pen tables search for keywords in the levels and plot them at the common utility color, while keeping all other levels back/white. Contact your project manager if there are questions. 
The direct link to the Floodplain Coordinators List is no longer available. The link was broken each time ODNR updated the list because they include the date as part of the file name. Therefore, you'll need to follow this path after clicking on the link below:  Publications \ Floodplain Management \ Floodplain Regulations & Officials \ Floodplain Administrators in Ohio List.pdf.
Hard copies of Bridge Load Ratings are no longer required.  Submit an electronic copy of the report and input file to the District Project Manager via email. Once approved, you will be asked to submit an electronic copy of the summary sheets separately.

 Contact Numbers for Project Managers



Tony Bensman, P.E. Jennifer Bertke​, P.E. Scott Boyer, P.E.
(937) 497-6815​ (937) 497-6744 (937) 497-6807​
Ryan Hanke, P.E.​ Mary Hoy, P.E. Sherry Wampler-Ley, P.E.​

(937) 497-6948​

(937) 497-6838​

(937) 497-6892​


 Project Manager -- Designer Aids

2015 Property Owner Notification GENERIC.docx
4/14/2015 10:46 AM112 KB
Consultant Traffic Advisory Form (version 2-16-11).docx
7/29/2013 7:45 AM148 KB
Stage 1 cover letter to Utilities.docx
12/19/2013 7:14 AM24 KB
Stage 2 cover letter to Utilities.docx
12/19/2013 7:14 AM25 KB
Stage 3 Cover letter to Utilities.docx
12/19/2013 7:15 AM26 KB
Utility Contacts Revised11-19-15docx.pdf
11/19/2015 1:44 PM385 KB
Utility Plots in Color.zip
4/3/2015 12:28 PM236 KB



 Plan Package Aid Links