The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) issues these Design Document Change Announcements:
Baseline Document Change (BDC)
Announcements are notices that a Baseline Document has been modified in part or in whole. A Baseline
document is defined as any official document that has gone through an initial approval process and was
approved for use as intended. A BDC is an alteration to or rewriting of any officially approved document.
New documents are also announced with a BDC.
Corrective Action Notices (CAN)
Notices that identify and address problems that may lead to additional costs, impact project schedules, or may
be systemic in nature. They include a corrective action plan designed to eliminate the possibility of a
recurrence. When these changes alter any Baseline Document, a Baseline Document Change (BDC)
Quality Improvement Advisories (QIA)
Advisories that notify of problems that have occurred. They include possible solutions and lessons learned.
Other uses include notification of efforts to minimize impacts to the project delivery schedule as well as
avoiding unanticipated costs associated with project changes.
D - Construction Detail
PR - Procedure
MB - Design Manual, Bridge
S - Specification
MR - Design Manual, Roadway
T - Other
Implementation Codes are available in BDC03T-06, and the
Standard Distribution procedure is available in BDC03T-04.
BDC Number and Description
ITS related changes - Revision to Subparts/Subsections/Section 101.03, 159.03.02, 701.03.02, 701.03.03, 701.03.06, 701.03.07, 701.03.15, 701.04, 704, and 1001.04 of the 2007 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction. See the updated Standard Inputs.
Existing Plans and As-Builts - Revision to Subsection 102.04 of the 2007 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction. See the updated Standard Inputs.
BDC16T-03 - Release of the 2016 Right of Way Acquisition Manual. See the Manual (pdf 1.6m).
Introduction of Lane Rental - Addition of new Subpart 108.07.03 to the 2007 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction. See the updated Standard Inputs.
Implementation of Cargo Preference Act (CPA)-
Addition of new Subsection 106.10 and Revision to Subsection 108.01 of the 2007 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction. See the updated Standard Inputs.
BDC15S-08 - Contractor Performance Evaluation - Addition of new Subpart 105.01.03 to the 2007 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction. See the updated Standard Inputs.
BDC15T-01 - Release of the 2015 Jurisdictional Manual for Highway Maintenance & Control. See the PDF (487 KB) attachment.
BDC15T-03 - Revision to the Right of Way Engineering Manual, 2012 Attachment N. See the PDF (108 KB) attachment.