District 7 Consultant Contracts
Consultant Marketing Meetings are scheduled through the Deputy Director's Office. We have set aside six dates for 2016: January 5, March 23 (cancelled due to lack of interest), April 20, July 28 on the road in Columbus, August 15, November 7. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
New links added below: 2016 C&MS Designer Guidelines, 2016 Proposal Note List and AASHTOware GenSum
** 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 ** 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.