Cost Estimating Manual for WSDOT Projects

Publication Number
M 3034
Publication Version
M 3034.05
Manual Manager
Kari Beardslee
Strategic Analysis and Estimating Office
Development of estimates for construction costs for department projects

The Cost Estimating Guidance for WSDOT Projects provides a consistent approach to cost estimating, estimate reviews, estimate documentation, and management of estimate data. It provides guidance on how to treat common and recurring challenges encountered in the cost estimating process. This guidance should be used as a tool in the project delivery process.

Slow down – lives are on the line. 

In 2023, speeding continued to be a top reason for work zone crashes.

Even one life lost is too many.

Fatal work zone crashes doubled in 2023 - Washington had 10 fatal work zone crashes on state roads.

It's in EVERYONE’S best interest.

95% of people hurt in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians, not just our road crews.