The Statewide Location and Design Team delivers roadway plan assemblies in accordance with the Six Year Improvement Program. Projects are managed at the District level, with support, as needed, from the Central Office. Design is completed in the Districts, Central Office and by consultants. The Central Office staff maintains policies, procedures, technical guidance and training for the Statewide Location and Design organization. Engineering support services, including CADD, are provided to not only the Statewide Location and Design discipline, but also to all of the Preliminary Engineering Divisions, consultants and localities. The Central Office provides Statewide oversight for compliance with stormwater management and standards, policies, procedures and quality assurance. Our team of professionals includes experts in highway engineering, roadway geometric design, hydraulics and river mechanics, survey and photogrammetry, project management, consultant services and administration, alternate project delivery, traffic engineering design, landscape architecture, cadd support, safety hardware, and the development and interpretation of Standards, policies and procedures. For assistance or comments on our web page, please contact me or use the link in the Location and Design Directory below.

phoneLocation and Design Directory

B. A. 'Bart' Thrasher, P.E.
Division Administrator/State Location and Design Engineer
VDOT - Location & Design Division
1401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA  23219

What's New 

October 2015 

  • OpenRoads Training Classes have been scheduled in the Central Office on the dates listed below.
    Registration thru VDOTU will be available for consultants on Thursday October 8th.

    This class takes you through the primary civil engineering workflows using Bentley OpenRoads technology. Learn to navigate and evaluate the design data, evaluate terrain, build horizontal and vertical geometry, create corridors, use Civil Cells, define Superelevation and more.

    October 19 thru 22, 2015
    October 26 thru 29, 2015
    November 2 thru 5, 2015

  • ADDENDUM Posted For RFP LD20150918, Project: Richmond Highway – Multi-Modal Improvements


September 2015


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Page last modified: Oct. 6, 2015