The NDDOT Director manages the entire department and is responsible for spending highway funds. By state law, the director's funding priorities are maintaining the existing highway system and matching all available federal aid for highway construction and reconstruction.
The Deputy Director for Engineering provides leadership and direction for all engineering services of the department, and directly oversees the eight districts in the state.
The state is divided into eight districts. Each district is responsible for managing construction projects, performing roadway maintenance, mowing ditches, and keeping the roadways free of snow and ice in the winter.
The Office of Operations is responsible for: Maintenance, Construction, and Civil Rights divisions.
The Office of Project Development is responsible for developing projects involving roadway design, bridge design, and all material requirements incorporated in those projects.
The Deputy Director for Planning oversees all planning divisions and functions within the DOT, including planning & asset management, programming, local government, safety, and transportation program funding. This office also assists with state and federal planning-related legislation, budgeting and finance and help the department with strategic planning.
The Deputy Director for Administration is responsible for the non-engineering administrative divisions.
The Deputy Director for Driver Safety is responsible for driver and vehicle services and safety.