District 7 Consultant Contracts
Consultant Marketing Meetings are scheduled through the Deputy Director's Office. Dates for 2017: April 18 & 25, May 1, August 7, 14, 28 & September 1 - all dates are booked prior to the September programmatic. We have openings on November 14th. 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 (email@example.com). The District 7 consultant selection team is the District Deputy Director, Planning and Engineering Administrator and Design Engineer.
New links added to Plan Package Aid below: 2016 C&MS Designer Guidelines, Proposal Note List & Estimated Quantities, and AASHTOware GenSum
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.
** NEW ** OUPS locate app: We seem to have a recurring issue with showing utilties on the plans in the correct location. Please use this new app from OUPS to ensure that utilities have marked PRIOR TO YOUR SURVEY. link to O.U.P.S. APP
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:
** UPDATED Floodplain Coordination **
1) For ODOT projects, a permit by the local floodplain administrator is not required. The ODOT Self-permit process is required for construction within Zone A or Zone AE. (L&D Vol. 2 1005.1.4) Documentation that is needed is also given in this section.
2) If a structure is located within a Zone A or AE, a letter of notification (LD-52) should be sent to the local floodplain administrator and provided to the district for documentation. One important part of this letter is "Please provide your community’s flood zone regulations if they differ from FEMA requirements and forward any questions you may have about the project."
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: Publications \ Floodplain Management \ Floodplain Regulations & Officials \ Floodplain Administrators in Ohio List.
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.
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.