Division of Highway Design

Manages, directs, and coordinates all of the design activities for highways performed by State Design forces in accordance with State and Federal requirements.  Manages, directs, and coordinates the administration of contracts with consulting engineers and towns for the design of highway and bridge improvements on State highways and town roads.  Also responsible for Project Development, new product evaluation, Highway Standard Drawings and the Highway Design Manual.

Requests for additional information should be addressed to:

Michael N. Calabrese, P.E.
Division Chief of Highway Design
Phone: (860) 594-2075

Denise Maura
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (860) 594-3187

Highway Design Sections


Consultant Design - Major Highways Nilesh M. Patel, P.E., Principal Engineer, (860) 594-3411
Consultant Design - State Highways Sebastian Cannamela, P.E., Principal Engineer, (860) 594-2698
Consultant Design - Local Roads Unit Michael Cherpak, P.E., Principal Engineer, (860) 594-3155
Scott Bushee, P.E. Principal Engineer, (860) 594-2079
Project Development Unit  Marissa Pfaffinger, P.E., Principal Engineer, (860) 594-3358


Highway Design-Related Information


Highway Design Manual (pdf 8.3mb)

Standard Drawings

Roadside Safety

STP-Urban/Rural Application (pdf 84 kb)

CTDOT - CONNECT DDE (Digital Design Environment)

Consultant Design Administration Manual

Pamphlet for Monitoring Consultant Performance and Payment Requests

CE General Memoranda

Previous Consulting Engineers Manual

Engineering Publications and Documents

Calendar Days Chart (.xlsx Updated 05/01/2023)


Contractor Prequalification Work Classifications