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
Lisa Sinclair, Coordinator Policy Administrator, State Engineer's Office
Julie Kliewer Construction/Materials Group Manager
David Eberhart Bridge Engineering Group Manager
Maysa Hanna Traffic Engineering Group Manager
Steve Beasley Contracts and Specifications Group Manager
Lonnie Hendrix 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


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:

2017 Meeting Schedule
Jan. 19
Feb. 16
April 20
May 18
July 20
Sep. 21
Oct. 19
Nov. 16
Dec. 21
2016 Meeting Schedule
June 16
July 21
Sep. 15
Oct. 20
Dec. 15
Approved requests are listed in the Request Tracking Table.

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Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex 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 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.