Construction Manual

Publication Number
M 41-01
Publication Version
M 41-01.39
Publication Date
Manual Manager
Heidi Jensen; 360-705-7908
State Construction Office, Engineering and Regional Operations Division


This manual provides department construction engineering personnel instruction for fulfilling the objectives, procedures, and methods for construction administration of Washington State transportation projects. The Construction Manual is intended as a reference book.

The Construction Manual can be downloaded in pdf format and printed without charge.

Individual Chapters

Foreword (PDF 168KB)
Contents (PDF 220KB)

Chapter 1 Administration (PDF 1.3MB)
Chapter 2 Earthwork (PDF 3.7MB)
Chapter 3 Production From Quarry and Pit Sites and Stockpiling (PDF 3.1MB)
Chapter 4 Bases (PDF 365KB)
Chapter 5 Surface Treatments and Pavements (PDF 553KB)
Chapter 6 Structures (PDF 4.4MB)
Chapter 7 Drainage Structures, Sewers, and Conduits (PDF 3.2MB)
Chapter 8 Miscellaneous Construction (PDF 2.7KB)
Chapter 9 Materials (PDF 1.7KB)
Chapter 10 Documentation (PDF 1.2KB)
Chapter 11 Forms (PDF 345KB)

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14 fish passage projects were completed in 2020

improving access to 54.2 miles of upstream habitat.

11,959 incidents responded to

by WSDOT’s incident Response teams during second quarter of 2021, 15% more than same quarter in 2020.

41 Pre-existing Funds Projects Advertised

during the eighth quarter of the 2019-2021 biennium.