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Highway Design Manual

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The Standards Group is responsible for the update and interpretation of the Highway Design Manual.  This group is part of Roadway Engineering crew in the Traffic-Roadway section.
 

STAFF
Dave Polly
Senior Standards Engineer
(503) 986-3738
 Lily Nguyen
Operations & Design Manual      
(503) 986-3772
Urban Design
Rich Crossler-Laird
Senior Urban Design Engineer  
(503) 986-3741
Rural Design
Christopher Henson
Senior Roadway Engineer
(503) 986-3561
Interchange Design
Kent Belleque
Senior Interchange Design Engineer   
(503) 986-3536
Interchange Design
Dave Warrick
Interchange Engineer
(503) 986-3560
 

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2012 English Manual

Title Page/Preface


Table of Contents

 

1 - Design Standard Policies and Processes

2 - Design Controls and Criteria

3 - Elements of Design

4 - Cross Section Elements

5 - Urban and Rural Freeway Design

6 - Urban Highway Design (Non - Freeway)

7 - Rural Highway Design (Non - Freeway)

8 - Intersections

9 - Grade Separations and Interchanges

10 - Special Design Elements

11 - Roadside Inventory, Design Process, Survey, and Right of Way

12 - Public Transportation and Guidelines

13 - Pedestrian and Bicycle

14 - Design Exception Process

15 - Contract Plans, Specifications, and Estimates

16 - 3D Roadway Design

 

Appendix

Appendix A - Functional Classification

Appendix B - OHP Highway Classification by Milepoint

Appendix C - Freight Mobility, Vertical Clearance, and Resources

 
 
 
Appendix I - Intentionally left blank
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OTHER RESOURCES
 
 
Full HDM in one PDF   (Note: This file is 49 MB)
 
Summary Document - This file contains a summary of each chapter and highlights some of the differences between the 2012 and the 2003 HDM editions.
 

FHWA Approval 

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2003 English Manual

 

Title Page  |  Revisions 04  |  Revisions 05-06Manual Change Transmittals Image - New
Navigator (Added 5/23/07)
Distribution Letter/Preface
Table of Contents
 1 - Project Delivery
 2 - Design Standard Policies and Processes (Revised 12/12/08) (Revised 3/1/10)
 3 - Survey and Design Procedure (Revised 4/1/05) (Revised 2/1/10)
 4 - Right of Way
 5 - General Design Standards   (Revised 6/1/08) (Revised 9/5/07) (Revised 11/09) (Revised 3/1/10) (Revised 9/1/10)
 6 - Freeway Design (Revised 3/1/06) (Revised 8/1/08) (Revised 11/1/09)(Revised 3/1/10)
 7 - Rural Non-Freeway Highway Design  (Revised 4/1/05)
(Revised 6/1/08) (Revised 8/1/08) (Revised 3/1/10)
 8 - Urban Highway Design (Non-Freeway)  (Revised 6/1/08) (Revised 8/1/08)
(Revised 9/13/07) (Revised 3/1/10)
 9 - Intersection and Interchange Design (Revised 1/18/07) (Revised 6/1/08)  (Revised 8/1/08) (Revised 7/1/10)
10 - Special Design Elements (Revised 1/30/06)
11 - Pedestrian & Bicycle (Revised 11/09/10)
12 - Design Guidelines for Public Transportation
13 - Design Exception Process (Revised 5/22/07) (Revised 8/1/08) 
(Revised 11/09/10)
14 - Plans, Specification & Estimates
Appendix A - Listing of Oregon State Highways (Revised 6/1/05)
Appendix B - Urban Pavement Strategy (Revised 9/13/07)
Appendix C - Interstate Maintenance Strategy
Appendix D - Roadside Inventory
Appendix E - Designer Check List
Appendix F - Left/Right Turn Siting Criteria
Appendix G - Glossary
Appendix H - Figures & Tables (Revised 1/18/07) (Revised 11/09/10)
Appendix J - English Alignment Guide (Revised 6/1/05)
Table 5 Revised (From ODOT Standard Highway Spiral Book)
Appendix K - OHP Appendix D: Highway Classification by Milepoint  (Added 5/1/07)
Appendix L - Index (Revised 1/07) (Revised 11/09) (Revised 6/11)

Appendix M - Oregon Vertical Clearance Standards Map and High Route Highways Table (Added 11/1/09)

Appendix N - Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Design Guide (Added 5/17/12)

 

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Tech Bulletins & Exceptions

 
These related sites may be of interest:
1) Technical Bulletins 
 
2) Design Exceptions

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Change Requests

 
If you would like to suggest changes to the Highway Design Manual, fill out the form on the "Request for Change to Highway Design Manual" page.
 

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Ordering Copies

 
The 2012 Highway Design Manual is an on-line document.  No hard copies are available for sale.
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