Standardized special provisions

Standardized Special Provisions (STSP) for engineering design

A contract's Special Provisions includes special directions or project specific requirements that are not otherwise stated explicitly in the department's current edition of the Standard Specifications for Highway and Structure Construction.

The Bureau of Project Development maintains the standardized special provisions (STSPs), which are used in the special provisions. The STSPs are available to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) staff, eligible engineering consultants, and to city, county and municipal engineering staff.

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Available files

All files updated as of December 13, 2017, unless noted otherwise.

DT1502 - Highway work proposal form. (October 5, 2010)

STSP log - Most recent listing of STSP that have been changed, added or deleted. STSP log archives - Past listing of STSP that have been changed, added or deleted.  (December 13, 2017)

Index - Spreadsheet to select appropriate STSP to create special provisions.  (December 13, 2017)

New STSP template - 10 pt Arial font version of STSP template for creating special provisions containing all STSP as building blocks. (December 13, 2017) 

  • Note:
    • Template will appear incomplete if user's computer is booted in 3 Gb switch mode. Computer MUST BE booted in normal mode for template to function properly.
    • Internet Explorer users must save the file to a local drive before opening or using the template.

STSP articles (read only file) - All of the current STSP articles and text for each button on the three custom buttons are contained in this file. PDF Note - This file is in Adobe Acrobat version 7.0
Note - Do NOT copy from this document. It is for read-only purposes. (December 13, 2017)

Plan letter - Template for completing the plan letter that accompanies all plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E) transmittals, including both let and negotiated contract.  Effective with the November 1, 2017 PS&E e-submittals, version 9.0 of the plan letter must be used. (August 7, 2017)

Special provisions insert - Document for submitting changes to a special provisions document after the PS&E submittal. (October 5, 2010)

Insert guidelines - Guidelines for creating an insert. (October 5, 2010)

Creating special provisions manual (October 5, 2010)

New STSP template shortcuts - Word document shortcuts that can be used in the new STSP template. (December 13, 2017)

STSP 662-005 - This STSP has been revised to reflect revisions to SDD 15D 35-3 (Sheets A, B, C) included in Standard Detail Drawings Transmittal No. 409 dated March 16, 2018. This revised STSP will be effective beginning with the May 1, PS&E submittals (August, September, November lettings). This revised STSP will be incorporated into the STSP template when the next STSP updates are published in June. During the interim, copy/paste this STSP into your special provisions document instead of using the version that is currently in the STSP template. Note- Effective March 16, 2018, STSP 662-010 Ramp Gates Solar is obsolete. (March 19, 2018)

For more information

Consultants are required to submit special provisions in MS Word 2007 file format. For questions about using these files, email the Proposal Management Section.