Changes in the Design Manual Prompted by Florida’s Complete Streets

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The Complete Streets initiative is the driving force behind changes to the Design Manual. The documented design practices needed many revisions in order to conform to the recommendations found in the Complete Streets Implementation Plan. Designers should take the time to become familiar with Complete Streets thought processes that will help you make better design decisions. Status quo doesn’t cut it anymore. Get onboard. Make the difference. Start now.

Would you, could you, on a Trail?

Enough Seuessing around…get your project funded and use the FDOT Civil 3D 2017 State Kit to plan it, design it, or build it.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is soliciting new proposals for funding Regional Trail System and Individual Trail projects through the Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail program for inclusion in the Tentative Five Year Work Program development cycle. Projects programmed for this cycle will be funded as early as Fiscal Years 2023/2024.
For more info and application forms see

FDOT Office of Design – Divisions


The Office of Design leads, guides and supports the design community to deliver innovative transportation solutions. Our Divisions are Production Support, Roadway Design, Structures Design and Surveying and Mapping.

Production Support provides leadership, guidance and support for managing and delivering the design phase of projects. We assist designers, project managers, consultants and FDOT employees in meeting production schedules and delivering a quality design product.

The Roadway Design Office is comprised of five major sections: Roadway CriteriaRoadway StandardsPavement ManagementQuality Assurance and Drainage Design. We work together to develop, support and disseminate policies, procedures, manuals, handbooks, guides, training, criteria and standards for the design of Florida roadways.

Structures Design provides design guidance and technical assistance for structural, geotechnical, mechanical and electrical issues related to structural design and construction

Surveying and Mapping leads statewide surveying and mapping efforts through spatial technology expertise in support of Florida’s transportation system. We support surveying and mapping activities statewide by providing policies, procedures, guidelines, and training. Our areas of expertise include: Aerial Surveying and Mapping, Location Surveying, Right of Way Mapping, and Geographic Mapping which includes distributing aerial photography, producing the Florida Official Transportation Map, and providing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support for engineering and operations.

On Friday, October 7, 2016 (after 7:00 p.m.), the web address for the department’s internet website will change from to

UPDATE 2017-10-01
The FDOT Organizational Chart has changed again.