Policy on New Product Evaluation at Connecticut DOT

The Department shall through research assure that new and innovative materials, products, and processes, which offer cost-effective solutions to Department needs or problems, are evaluated for merit.

Product evaluation will involve collaborative efforts with industry and the Department. In this collaboration, an atmosphere of mutual respect is essential. Industry representatives shall be given equal opportunity to present their product or process. It is stressed, however, that the Department will not engage in product evaluation unless an adequately developed, screened, tested, and marketable product or process is offered.

Steps to Submit a New Product to Connecticut DOT for Evaluation

(Please follow the instructions below for the product to be considered for evaluation)


1. E-mail detailed information and potential value of the product, material or process to David Kilpatrick and Ernest Lagoja and to obtain the New Product Submittal Form (this form is NOT available online).  Please include pertinent website links, document(s), videos etc. in your e-mail to help us better understand the product.

David Kilpatrick

E-mail: David.Kilpatrick@ct.gov

Phone: (860) 594-3288


Ernest Lagoja

E-mail: Ernest.Lagoja@ct.gov

Phone: (860) 594-3292


2. The submitted new product is referred to the Research Liaison Committee for review and recommendations at quarterly meetings. David Kilpatrick will inform the submitter about the Research Liaison Committee decision related to the product.

3. Information about approved products is available in the Connecticut DOT Qualified Product List Report.

Useful Links

Related Product Evaluation Links

Click to watch video, "About ConnDOT's New Product Evaluation Program" (6:48 min:sec)



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