About Us

The Division of Construction Operations - Advisory Team's primary role is to continually provide technical support to the Connecticut Department of Transportation units to improve the design, construction, and administration of various statewide construction projects. Also serving primarily as a link between designers and construction engineers, the goal of the team is to accomplish the following:
  1. Emphasize the application of construction best practices and consistency through the proper use of Contract Plans and Specifications, the Construction Manual, the Municipal Manual, and Construction Inspectors Checklists.

  2. Serve as a resource to design engineers to help develop project designs and formulate Contracts that can be administrated efficiently by the various Construction Districts to minimize construction issues.

  3. Promote quality finished projects through the use of well-developed plans, specifications, and guidance documents.

  4. Conduct periodic field reviews in order to determine and disseminate lessons learned feedback to construction and design engineers.

  5. Identify reoccurring design and construction issues and inconsistent construction practices throughout construction districts and make recommendations for improvement.

  6. To achieve the following measurable outcomes:
    1. Improve targeted Performance Measures for the Department Bureau of Engineering and Construction.
    2. Improve Effective Resource utilization.
    3. Conduct training for less experienced engineers.
  Requests for additional information should be addressed to:
Jane D. Witherell, P.E.
Transportation Supervising Engineer
Phone: (860) 594-2673
Gregg Shaffer
Transportation Engineer 3
Phone: (860) 594-3477

Dean Dickinson
Transportation Engineer 3
Phone: (860) 594-2765

Christopher McCluster
Transportation Engineer 2
Phone: (860) 594-2637

Patrick Tanovici
Transportation Engineer 1
Phone: (860) 594-2685



Additional Information

Please reference ProjectWise folder 04.407 - Materials Testing for additional information from the CTDOT Materials Testing Lab.
- Information included, but is not limited to, HMA, Concrete, Steel and Welding, as well as additional training videos.


Useful Documents

Bituminous Concrete Quality Control Plan Outlines (PDF 156 KB)
Paving Equipment List (PDF 1.4 MB)
For DOT Construction Inspectors, access our office's Inspection Checklists in the Pocket Guide Checklists folder in our Approved Forms folder.