Memorial Day closure

Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Capital Project Delivery

PBOT Engineering Design
Project Delivery Process, Checklists, Forms, Documents, and Standards
On this page


  • May 2, 2024 addition of Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Cost Tool to Estimation Forms.
  • March 28, 2024 updated CAD titleblocks.  CAD files are now hosted on an FTP site linked below. Addition of Guide to Standard Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit Improvements in Public Streets.
  • March 27, 2024 City Engineer and City Traffic Engineer Directives are now hosted on their own page. Link below.
  • March 19, 2024 addition of 1200CA Permit Package Example plans.
  • March 4, 2024 revised Bid Book Master form for Certified Federal Aid Projects.

Design Guidelines

Capital Project Roles & Responsibilities

1200CA Permits

ODOT Contract Projects

Utility Notifications and Utility Relocation Demand Letters 

Design Exceptions

FEMA Floodplain/Floodway

Checklist Plan Review

Plan Sheets

CAD Files 

PBOT Capital Project Title Blocks

Note: follow link to the FTP site above for access to DGN versions of PBOT's Capital Project title blocks and their instruction guides.

Bentley Microstation Connect and OpenRoads Designer Resources for Consultant Designs

Plan Sheet Notes, Numbering, Addendum, and Change Orders

Example Plans

Estimation Forms

Traffic Signs 

Utility Vaults 

Railroad Coordination 

 ODOT Rail Site

City Engineer Directives

Follow this link to the new location for the City Engineer and City Traffic Engineer Directives


Would you like to see a change to the City's design guidelines, forms, etc.? Fill out the form at the following link: 

Engineering Services Standards Comment Form