Standards and Guidelines

Standards Committee

The Standards Committee is the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) approval body for all ADOT standards (specifications, drawings and all ADOT documents specifically referenced within the specifications and drawings). The Committee also considers relevant matters presented to it by interested groups or individuals and formulates appropriate action within its scope of responsibility.  Additionally, this Committee will set priorities as it pertains to which new standards or which updates to standards will be worked on. This Committee will set timeframes for the responsible subcommittee to complete the new or revised standard.

To create a new or revise an existing ADOT standard, please download and complete the Standards Committee Request Form and submit it to the Standards Committee Coordinator as instructed on the form.


Name  ADOT Job Title
Todd Emery, Chair  Deputy State Engineer - Design
Jesse Gutierrez, Vice Chair Deputy State Engineer - Operations
Julie Kliewer Construction/Materials Group Manager
David Eberhart Bridge Engineering Group Manager
Michael DenBleyker Roadway Group Manager
Maysa Hanna Traffic Engineering Group Manager
Iqbal Hossain Contracts and Specifications Group Manager
Jerry James Systems Management Group Manager
Scott Beck Operational Traffic and Safety Group Manager
Roderick Lane Southcentral District Engineer
Paul Patane Southwest District Engineer

Advisory Members

Name Organization Being Represented
 Brian Gallimore  Associated General Contractors
 Martin Ramirez  Arizona Rock Products Association
 Karen Hobbs  American Council of Engineering Companies
 Tom Deitering/Ammon Heier/Eunice Chan  Federal Highway Administration

Committee Staff

Name ADOT Job Title
Regan Larson, Coordinator Executive Staff Assistant, Infrastructure, Delivery and Operations Division
Reza Karimvand Standards and Compliance Engineer


Subcommittees are made up of ADOT and industry members and are responsible for creating new or revising existing standards in their subject areas per the direction of the Standards Committee. The Subcommittees are as follows:

2018 Meeting Schedule
Feb. 15
March 15
April 19
June 21
July 19
Aug. 16
Sept. 20
Oct. 18
Nov. 15
Dec. 20
Approved requests are listed in the Request Tracking Table.

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Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other nondiscrimination laws and authorities, ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés) y otras normas y leyes antidiscriminatorias, el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT) no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad. Las personas que requieran asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles de ADOT en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más antes posible para asegurar que el Estado tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.