M.1.2 Title Sheet

The Title Sheet is the cover page for all Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Capital Projects Plan Sets. The title sheet identifies the subsets of plans, conveys the general type of work planned, and locates the project within the State. 

The title sheet includes:

  • Project Title
  • Town(s) and/or City(s)
  • Route Number and Length
  • F.A.P. Number
  • Project Number
  • Connecticut Map & Town Map
  • Location Plan
  • List of Subsets
  • Signature Fields
  • Total number of plan sheets

It is important that the Title Sheet is created early in the design process, so it can be attached to concept plan sets, preliminary plan sets and all other required/needed plan sets. The title sheet should be kept up to date at all times. The signature fields are not required until FDP submittal or as required by the Digital Project Development Manual (latest version). The title sheet is standardized, and no modifications should be made other than as described below.

Blank Title Sheet

The Title Sheet for each project is created by the lead discipline (unit). The lead unit is responsible to create the Title Sheet and assign the Subset numbers for each of the disciplines. Subset numbers 01 & 02 are reserved for General and Revisions respectively. The next subset number 03 is for the lead unit. Other subset numbers follow as needed. The lead discipline’s project engineer should notify the other disciplines of the subset numbers assigned.

  1. To create a project title sheet, within ORD, OBM or OBD click on the New File icon.

    Click on the Browse button to select the CTDOT Title Sheet dgn seed file.  


  2. Browse to the location you would like to save the file to and type in the file name using the DDE file naming convention HW_CP_1234_1234_GeneralSubset.dgn

    Click on Save.

  3. Fit View when the new title sheet file opens.

    CAD Title Sheet

  4. Use the Text Edit command to edit the following Orange text:
    • Project Title
    • Town Name in the center of the sheet and in the bottom right box.
    • General notes
      • Add the F.A.P. #
      • Update the specification form and supplement year as needed.
      • Delete either NAD 1927 or NAD 1983.
      • Delete either NGVD 1929 or NAVD 1988.
      • For Surveyed by: list the surveyor of record (examples - District 1 or ABC Company)
  5. Turn off the levels for items not needed, such as preliminary or semi-final design review, etc. Levels can be turned off using Off By Element in the Level Display dialog box or can be deleted. The top Maintenance Responsibility notes should be used primarily by Highway the bottom by Traffic.

  6. The District Maps shown in the Location Plan area are used for Signal projects. They can be turned off in the References dialog box. All other project types will have the TRU Maps in the Location Plan Box. To place the TRU Map first turn off the district maps references and then reference in the TRU map(s) that were copied into your project directory – Shared_Rasters folder. Move, scale, clip to show the location of your project area. Turn off un-needed levels. Clip this Reference file - Use the Location Plan Shape for the clipping Boundary Element. Annotate as needed. The location map should be scaled so road names etc. can be read. Place a circle to mark the project location.

    Title Sheet Location Plan Area

  7. The town map will be placed under the Maintenance Responsibility note. Reference in the TRU map(s), move and scale to fit the whole town map. Turn Off unneeded levels and annotate as needed.

  8. To shade Towns, make the MAP_Town_Shade level active. Use the Create Complex Shape Tool and select the needed town boundary lines.

  9. Consultant designed projects shall not include the disclaimer located above the signature block. This shall be deleted.

  10. Consultants will need to delete the CTDOT signature blocks on the title sheet and place a digital signature placeholder as detailed in the Digital Project Development Manual.

PDF of Title Sheet