Local Systems

Post-Letting Resources

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.

Post-Letting Questions?

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District Contact Information

Contact information for district construction and materials staff can be found on each individual
District Web page.

Post-Letting forms

Claim reimbursement form

A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for requesting reimbursement from the Iowa DOT on federal-aid or state-aid contracts administered by the districts.

Iowa DOT Forms

A complete list of Iowa DOT forms currently available online.

Materials Audit Forms

These forms are used by a local agency's project inspector to document compliance with the Iowa DOT Standard Specifications of materials incorporated into a project using these specifications. To view or print these forms, go to the Electronic Reference Library, Materials IMs, Volume 1, IM 101, Appendix B.


Contract Administration


Contractor Evaluations

This 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 Information


Inspection Tools


Other Resources