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.
Inspection worksheets (Excel format)
- Electronic Reference Library (ERL)
- Contract Administration and Inspection Training
Contractor EvaluationsThis report should be completed for all contracts or subcontracts amounting to $20,000 or more, and for all bridge painting contracts. For contracts or subcontracts less than $20,000, this report is optional.
Davis Bacon InformationWage Rate Decision
Prevailing Wage Notification Program Participants
TrainingIowa DOT Training Web site
Inspection ToolsConstruction and Materials
List of Flaggers - Iowa & Surrounding States
Traffic Control Technicians
2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
District Contact InformationContact information for district construction and materials staff can be found on each individual District Web page.
Iowa DOT Districts Home Page
Other ResourcesIowa DOT Construction and Materials website
Contract Payments Search