Montana Department of Transportation

Tools & Resources

Cost Estimating

MDT design staff is responsible for estimating construction costs for proposed projects. Interim guidance on cost estimating should be followed while the Department works on updating its Estimating Procedures and Guidelines. Please note that in the current MDT Procedures and Guidelines, some of the applications have changed, including: inflation, IDC, report formatting, etc. Cost estimating–related email may contain information that is supplemental to these guidelines. FWHA, AASHTO, and other states have additional information available as referenced below.

Please contact Chad Richards at 406-444-6944 or James Combs at 406-444-6244 with any questions or training requests.

To request additional bid items please contact Chad Richards.



AASHTOWare Project

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