Local Systems


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.

Contract Administration

Doc Express

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.
Evaluation Report form
Evaluation Report Instructions

Davis Bacon Information

Wage Rate Decision
Prevailing Wage Notification Program Participants


Iowa DOT Training Web site

Inspection Tools

Construction and Materials


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

Other Resources

Iowa DOT Construction and Materials website
Contract Payments Search
Contractor's Corner