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MANUAL TITLE
YEAR LAST UPDATED
SECTION

A
A Guide to School Area Safety
A guide for anyone interested in school zone safety. It covers the laws and regulations for school zones, safe routes to school, establishing school zones, the use of traffic control devices, educational programs and other resources. 
2009
Traffic-Roadway
Access Management Manual

Aug. 2016 - Access Management staff is updating this manual. Please contact unit staff for immediate assistance.

This multi-volume manual covers the application and permit process, and discusses analytical and technical information.

Pending revision, 2016

Access Management
Air Quality Manual
This technical manual summarizes the relevant regulations and procedures used to analyze air quality impacts for transportation projects.
2008
Geo-Environmental
Archaeology Procedures Manual
This manual provides an overview of ODOT's Archaeology Program. It includes procedures, federal and state resource protection laws, as well as tribal coordination and contacts. There are also example documents, including special provisions for construction and right of entry forms.
2004
Geo-Environmental
Assessment & Mitigation of Liquefaction Hazards to Bridge Embankments in Oregon

This research paper describes:

  • Methods to evaluate potential foundation soil liquefaction;
  • Methods for estimating permanent embankment deformations caused by earthquakes;
  • Seismic performance of bridges; and
  • Liquefaction mitigation design procedures and examples.
2002
Bridge
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Bridge Cost Data Book
This document contains construction bid item summaries from 2005 - 2006, including deck area unit cost summary, mobilization percentage, and bridge project cost data summaries.
2006 Bridge
Bridge Data System User Guide
The Bridge Data System is the utility used to assign National Bridge Inventory numbers to structures in the state. The system also assigns design drawings numbers related to the structures within the state and provides the capability to view the scanned images of the design drawings.
2005
Bridge
Bridge Design and Drafting Manual
The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance in design, detailing, and drafting practices, along with roles and responsibilities, design and quality processes and coordination with other disciplines. Guidelines contained in this manual apply to the designs of bridge projects that began on or after the posting of the updated edition. This manual is updated semi-annually, in April and October.
2015
Bridge
Bridge Inspection Coding Guide
This document is the ODOT Pocket Field Manual for bridge inspectors. It contains AASHTO Core Bridge Element Condition Rating Criteria, ODOT Bridge Inspection Business Rules and Operational Guidelines, and the dynamic sections of the National Bridge Inventory Coding Guide.
2009
Bridge
Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual
This Federal Highway Administration document is a comprehensive manual on programs, procedures, and techniques for inspecting and evaluating in-service highway bridges. It contains the National Bridge Inspection Standards, the core manual used to train and certify bridge inspectors.
2006
Bridge
Bridge Log
This document includes a comprehensive list of bridge structures on primary and secondary highways. 
2016
Bridge
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Construction Manual
This manual describes the practices needed to administer contracts under the Oregon Standard Specifications. 
2016
Construction
Contract Plans Development Guide *
This guide identifies the policies, procedures, methods and standards for developing contract plans. 
2005
Traffic-Roadway
Contractor Services Guide
This publication gives the guidelines and procedures to which consultants and contractors must adhere when conducting right-of-way work for ODOT. 
2012
Right of Way
Cultural Resources Procedural Manual

This document explains potential work products for cultural resources documentation of ODOT projects. It includes an overview of sample task requirements, describes the submittal process and sample documentation.

2006
Geo-Environmental
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Estimating Manual
The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance to project estimators in preparing construction project estimates.
2010 Office of Project Letting
Erosion Control Field Manual *

This document covers erosion and sediment control best practices for projects using ODOT standards.

This field guide is a secondary document to the Erosion Control Manual.

2006
Geo-Environmental
Erosion Control Manual *
The manual includes planning, design, and construction guidelines designed to help users understand and fulfill erosion and sediment control requirements on agency-sponsored projects.
2005
Geo-Environmental
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FHWA - Recording and Coding Guide for the Structure Inventory and Appraisal of the Nation's Bridges
This document contains the National Bridge Inventory Coding Guide, which is used to code the Structure Inventory & Appraisal (SI & A) items for each structure.
1995
Bridge
Foundation Design Practices and Procedures
This manual describes ODOT policies and procedures for the design of bridge foundations. It includes a description of the design process and requirements of foundation reports. It is the main resource and reference for bridge foundation design in ODOT.
2005
Bridge
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Geometronics Manuals

All Geometronics manuals can be viewed on their Manuals and Documents webpage. Use the link above to visit their site.​

Various​ Geometronics​
Geotechnical Design Manual
The manual describes design procedures for geotechnical elements such as embankments, cuts, seismic design. foundations, and material sources. 
2015
Geo-Environmental
Guide to Electronic Shop Drawing Submittal
This document provides procedural information that is intended to:
  • Guide fabricators in the submission of electronic shop drawings to ODOT;
  • Guide the Engineer of Record in providing shop drawing submittal review information to the project managers and/or contractors; and
  • Guide reviewers in processing of electronic submittals.
2009 Bridge
Guidelines for the Operations of Highway Advisory Radio and Travelers Advisory Radio on State Highways

This document covers the guidelines associated with use of low-power roadside transmitters that provide motorists with up-to-the-minute travel information via AM/FM radio.

2006
Traffic-Roadway
Guidelines for the Operation of Permanent Variable Message Signs

Guidelines discussed in this document clarify the use and operation of variable message signs on Oregon state highways, supplementing the federal MUTCD. 

2013
Traffic-Roadway
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HazMat Program Procedures
This manual provides guidance for all the work conducted by Region Hazardous Materials' staff. It includes, safety polices and procedures, methods for determining ODOT's cleanup liability, assessment and special provisions requirements for STIP and other construction projects, assessment and cleanup options for surplus property, maintenance yard cleanup and budgeting procedures, spill response procedures and technical assistance expectation.
2004
Geo-Environmental

Highway Design Manual 

This document provides guidance for the design of new construction, major reconstruction, resurfacing, restoration, rehabilitation, and resurfacing projects.

This modifies AASHTO's policy on geometric design for Oregon specific designs.

2012

Previous 2003

Traffic-Roadway
Highway Safety Improvement Program Guide

This document is intended to document ODOT safety program philosophies and safety project selection processes.

2016
Construction
HMAC Supplemental Test Procedures
Supplemental Tests Procedures for HMAC and EAC cited in: "Contractor Mix Design Guidelines for Asphalt Concrete"
2009
Construction
Hydraulics Design Manual
The Hydraulics Manual provides hydrologic and hydraulic practices and procedures for most situations encountered during highway design.
2014
Geo-Environmental
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I
Inspector's Manual

This document provides guidelines for inspecting and documenting work on ODOT contracts.

This manual references the Oregon Standard Specifications and other publications.

2014
Construction
Inspector's Manual for Signal Construction
This document contains general information for the construction of traffic signals and related installations. The purpose of this manual is to provide project managers and inspectors with information to assist in successful installation of traffic signals and other electrical projects in compliance with the contract documents. This manual is not intended to replace or supersede contract documents.
Click here to request information about this resource.
2005
Traffic-Roadway
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Lighting Policy and Guidelines
The purpose of the Lighting Policy and Guidelines is to assist in the lighting design of future construction and reconstruction projects on state highways.
2003
Traffic-Roadway
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M
Manual of Field Test Procedures *
This manual is intended for use by contractor and agency technicians for the sampling and testing of construction materials, and to determine conformance to ODOT specifications.
2014 Construction
Mix Design Guidelines for Asphalt Concrete
This guide outlines the procedures for developing, testing and submitting asphalt concrete mix designs for use on ODOT contracts and for projects with other agencies that use the Oregon Standard Specifications for Construction.
2011
Construction
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N
NEPA Manual, Vol. 1
Volume 1 provides an overview of applicable regulations, the project planning and development process, environmental documentation requirements and procedures, and examples of forms and other communications used in environmental documentation.
2004
Geo-Environmental
Noise Manual
The ODOT Noise Manual documents Department procedures and methodology for dealing with highway traffic noise and construction noise within Oregon. The Manual is in response to a mandate by FHWA to all states to create a noise manual that would explain the individual state's interpretations and practices for meeting mandated federal requirement for traffic noise analysis and mitigation. The ODOT Noise Manual defines when traffic noise impacts occur and defines reasonableness and feasibility of mitigation. The Manual explains Oregon Transportation Commission's policy on traffic noise and noise mitigation. The Manual also provides references to other documentation for noise analysis and mitigation.
2009
Geo-Environmental
Non-Field Tested Materials Acceptance Guide
This document provides a summary of acceptance documents for materials frequently used on ODOT construction projects. materials.
2015
Construction
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O
Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Mode Plan
This document is a guide to ODOT, cities, and counties in developing bikeway and walkway systems. It explains laws relating to bikeways and walkways, and provides standards for planning, designing, and maintaining bikeways and walkways.
2016
Traffic-Roadway
Oregon Standard Drawings

These drawings are intended to represent the current engineering practice for common items. Sections include roadway, bridge and traffic drawings.

Revisions are generally released twice a year, in January and July. Interested parties are encouraged to subscribe for notification of document updates.

2015

Semi-annual updates

Traffic-Roadway
Oregon Supplement to the 2009 MUTCD
Identifies state-specific deviations to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
2011
Traffic-Roadway
Oregon Temporary Traffic Control Handbook
This quick reference guide of traffic control standards for temporary traffic control zones of 3 days or less.
2011
Traffic-Roadway

Oregon's Historic Bridge Field Guide

This guide provides details about 334 historic highway bridges of Oregon and includes photographs, overview descriptions and the significance of each bridge.

​2013 ​Bridge
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P
Pavement Design Guide
The purpose of this guide is to provide a summation of minimum requirements for use by ODOT personnel and contractors preparing of pavement designs for the ODOT.
2011
Construction
Pavement Marking Design Guidelines

This manual is intended to:

  • Provide information to roadway designers about pavement marking contract plan development;
  • Provide standards for pavement marking plans; and
  • Ensure statewide consistence in contract plan development.
2015
Traffic-Roadway
Project Delivery Guidebook
This guide covers the basic steps associated with the program development portion of project delivery.
2010 Project Delivery Unit
PS&E Delivery Manual

This document identifies items required to meet the project submittal and project completeness requirements for an ODOT construction project before advertisement and competitive bid.

2016
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Q
Quality Control Compliance Specialist Manual
The document defines the duties, responsibilities, requirements and paperwork management required of a quality control compliance specialist.
2012
Construction
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R
Red Light Running Camera Guidelines for State Highways

This document is intended to provide guidance in determining suitability of RLR cameras at a given location, installation and removal procedures, and reporting requirements.

2015
Traffic-Roadway

​Region Environmental Coordinator Manual and Guidance

This manual provides an overview of environmental coordination roles, responsibilities, processes, and overarching environmental regulations.

This document is intended for use by regional environmental coordinators, but has broader application as a reference tool for project leaders, designers and transportation planners.

2012​ ​Geo-Environmental
Right of Way Manual *
This manual provides the organizational and operating procedures for the Right of Way Section. All right-of-way providers are expected to adhere to this manual.
2016
Right of Way
Roadside Development Design Manual
Provides a common language and basis for understanding visual resources, landscaping, and context sensitive design, for all federal, state, and local partners in the development of ODOT projects.
2006
Geo-Environmental
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Sign Design Manual

​This manual is intended to provide sign designers with the standards, guidelines, policies and procedures to design a permanent signing plan for a project on the state highway system.

The concepts included can be applied to local roads, as well as state highways, allowing for use by a city or county road authorities.

​2015 ​Traffic-Roadway
Sign Inventory Field Handbook for State Highways

This handbook is designed to be a quick reference guide, and includes instructions related to sign inventory.

It is not intended for use as a training manual.

2015
Traffic-Roadway
Sign Policy and Guidelines for the State Highway System *
This manual further clarifies the use of signs from the federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and defines Oregon policy for signs that are not addressed in the MUTCD.
2016
Traffic-Roadway
Specification and Writing Style Manual

This manual provides instructions for the preparation of ODOT's standard specifications, boiler plate special provisions, and project special provisions. 

It is designed to achieve simpler specifications and to meet the plain language requirements of ORS 183.750.

2009
Office of Project Letting
Specification-related Guidance
This Office of Project Letting has collected a variety of manuals, user guides, specifications, forms and references are available for use in developing ODOT projects for advertisement and award.
Various
Office of Project Letting
Speed Zone Manual
The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance for completing speed zone investigations.
2014
Traffic-Roadway
Standard Details
These near-complete drawings for commonly used items require some modification to address site specific requirements.
2016
Traffic-Roadway
Standards for Accessible Parking Places

This document provides guidelines for the size of accessible parking spaces, the required pavement markings, and required signs as well as guidelines for installation. It includes a list of sign fabricators and pavement marking contractors who can be contacted to do this work.

2012
Traffic-Roadway

​Survey Policy and Procedure Manual

This manual is intended to provide specific instruction for land surveying and related activity performed by or for ODOT.

The intended audience of this document is the responsible surveyor and other involved parties, such as project consultants and local agencies.

​2015 ​Traffic-Roadway
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Traffic Control Plans Design Manual

This guide provides an organized collection of traffic control plan design standards, guidelines, policies and procedures to use in the development of a temporary traffic control plan.

2016
Traffic-Roadway
Traffic Lighting Design Manual

This manual is intended to assist in the development of lighting designs of future construction and reconstruction projects on state highways.

2009
Traffic-Roadway
Traffic Line Manual

This document is a guide for uniform traffic lines and pavement markings on the state highways. It is intended for those involved in the layout and design of traffic lines and markings.

2012 Traffic-Roadway
Traffic Manual
This material is intended to aid new employees, and those unfamiliar with ODOT traffic engineering practices, in accessing applicable standards, statutes, rules and policies.

2016

Traffic-Roadway
Traffic Projects Policy - Policy Statement for Cooperative Traffic Control Projects
This document defines the agreement between ODOT and Oregon cities and counties regarding traffic control projects, as well as the breakdown of responsibilities.
2002
Traffic-Roadway
Traffic Signal Design Manual

This manual focuses on the design aspects of traffic signals, and may be used as an aid to new employees and those unfamiliar with ODOT traffic engineering practices. 

2016
Traffic-Roadway
Traffic Signal Materials List (Blue, Green and Red Sheets)

Material and equipment request forms.

Quarterly
Traffic-Roadway
Traffic Signal Policy and Guidelines
These guidelines provide necessary information to individuals involved in the installation, operation and/or maintenance of traffic control signals on the state highway system.
2015 Traffic - Roadway
Traffic Structures Design Manual
This manual is intended to guide regional technical center and consultant personnel in the design of traffic structures, including development of contract documentation and project cost estimates.
2016
Traffic-Roadway


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The Utility Relocation Program, chapter 10 of the Right of Way manual, establishes and implements a uniform standard and process for relocating utility facilities that complies with federal, state and local laws and rules.
2016 Right of Way​
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