Soils & Geotechnical Program and Geohazards Program

The mission of the Soils & Geotechnical Program and the Geohazard Program is to provide geotechnical expertise during scoping, design, construction and maintenance of CDOT projects to achieve the best transportation system for Colorado.

Geotechnical engineering is a subdiscipline of civil engineering, specializing in the characterization and behavior of earth materials with specific emphasis on their interaction and influence on the design and performance of civil engineering structures. Geotechnical engineering is an essential part of the planning, design and implementation of transportation projects.

CDOT has a long history of projects in which geotechnical engineering plays a major role. CDOT has two separate programs that work hand in hand to support projects with their geological challenges: the Soils & Geotechnical Program, and the Geohazard Program. Working together, the two programs provide a full range of geotechnical services that include not only geotechnical explorations and recommendations, but also design and construction inspection support.

Please explore the Quick Links on this page to get more details on our program and how to contact us with any questions.

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