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Project Inspection and Administration

In 2007, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) completed a program review of the administration of federal-aid projects by local public agencies in Iowa. After the review, the FHWA issued a statement that included "...special emphasis should be placed on construction inspection and documentation."

In an effort to expedite the oversight process, the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) has tools available for local agencies to utilize in order to provide consistent documentation among the agencies.

Although it is not mandatory to utilize all of the available inspection tools, such use will make the oversight process run more smoothly. However, failure to properly document the progress of these projects may result in loss of federal-aid funding for that project and may jeopardize the utilization of federal funds in future projects.

These pages found through the following links contain information that can help with the documentation and inspection of federal-aid projects.

Setting up the Field Book


         Contract Administration


         Portland Cement Concrete (PCC)
         Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA)
         Quality Assurance Program

Davis Bacon Information

Wage Rate Decision
Prevailing Wage Notification Program Participants


Iowa DOT Training Web site

Inspection Tools



Flagger Handbook
List of Flaggers - Iowa & Surrounding States
Traffic Control Technicians

2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

District Contact Information

Contact information for district construction and materials staff can be found on each individual District Web page.
Iowa DOT Districts Home Page

Questions and Comments

Questions and comments submitted through the following form will be sent to Brenda Boell in the Office of Local Systems.

* Required Information

* First name

* Last name

* Business name

* Phone number (555-123-4567)

* E-mail

Questions or comments:

Other Resources

Electronic Reference Library (ERL)
Iowa DOT Construction Web site
Iowa DOT Materials Web site
Contract Payments Search
Contractor's Corner