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 Transportation Program Services is responsible for four areas: Planning and Programming, Local Government, Strategic Business Planning.
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 of Driver and Vehicle Services and Business Support is responsible for the non-engineering divisions.