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Development Division

The HQ Development Division is one section in Environmental and Regional Operations within the Washington State Department of Transportation. 

The Development Division consists of Administrative Contracts Bridge & Structures Office , Consultant Services , Design Office , Environmental Services , and Real Estate Services .

There are approximately 16 different business areas outlined below and all strive to effectively and efficiently support our regional counterparts and headquarter peers. Our core mission includes supporting project delivery through various technical and policy-based programs.  

Administrative Contracts

  • Information Technology goods and services
  • Professional services
  • Other administrative contracts

Bridge & Structures

  • Bridge Preservation
  • Bridge Design Engineering
  • Bridge Management

Access and Hearings

  • Limited Access
  • Managed Access
  • Access Control Tracking Systems
  • Access Policy, Training and Support

ASDE/Design Support

  • Practical Design Guidance
  • PS&E Guidance
  • Design Analysis
  • Manuals
  • Project Delivery
  • Roundabout Design
  • FHWA
  • ADA/Universal Accessibility
  • Proprietary Item Use
  • Buy America
  • Design Documentation Package

Consultant Services

  • Obtain and manage architectural and engineering contracts for design and construction projects
  • Consulting with WSDOT
  • Open Advertisements

Computer Aided Engineering

  • Consultant Training
  • ProjectWise
  • Resource Updates
  • Software Support & Training

Environmental Services

  • Improve and streamline environmental documentation
  • Protect biological resources
  • Protect cultural resources
  • Protect air, land, and water
  • Improve regulatory coordination and compliance


Roadside & Site Development

Real Estate Services

  • Real Estate Transactions for WSDOT
  • Relocation & issuing guidelines
  • Appraisals
  • Property Management


  • Providing services to WSDOT HQ & regional offices
  • High speed black/white and color copies
  • Scanning Services
  • CD Rom Duplication