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Number   Title  Effective Date

Highway Division - Directives & Operational Notices Web Page

Technical Services
TSB07-01(D)  Errors and Omissions Contract Language and Administration Procedures  10/22/2007
TSB09-01(D)  Technical Guidance Practices 11/06/2009 Supersedes
TSB11-01(D) Professional Sealing of Project Special Provisions  07/01/2011 Supersedes
TSB11-02(D)  Documents Requiring the Seal of Licensed Engineers, Land Surveyors, Geologists, Landscape Architects, and Photogrammetrists 08/01/2011 Supersedes
​TSB16-01(D) ​Use of ProjectWise for Engineering Data Management of Survey and Design Content 10/17/2016 ​New
GE 10-01(D) 
NEPA Environmental Impact Statement Annotated Template
GE 14-01(D) ​Management of Surface Soils Removed Within ODOT Operational Right of Way 09/17/2014 ​01/26/2016
Right of Way 
RW08-01(D)  Intergovernmental Agreement for Right of Way Services 10/31/2008
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Number   Title   Effective Date Last Updated 

Access Management

AM07-01(B)  Deposit in Lieu of a Bond for a Permit to Construct a Road Approach 06/14/2007 03/20/2015
AM07-02(B) Deposits for a Permit to Construct a Temporary Road Approach 06/14/2007 03/20/2015
AM 10-01(B) Filing, Distribution, and Transfer of Approach Road Permit Records 04/27/2015
AM11-01(B)  Non-traversable medians as mitigation for private approaches on highways with less than or equal to 5,000 AADT 03/15/2011
AM12-01(B) Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) for Approach Road Permitting 10/01/2012 New
AM13-01(B) Timelines for Approach Road Permitting Process 05/01/2013 11/12/2014
AM13-02(B) Access Management Spacing Standards for Private Approaches to State Highways 04/08/2013 09/24/2014
AM13-03(B) Reviewing SPIS Rating for Approach Permitting 04/08/2013 09/29/2014
AM13-04(B) Evaluating Offset Connections for Access Permitting 05/01/2013 03/18/2015
AM13-05(B) Approach Spacing Near a Public Approach on Region and District Highways with Posted Speed > 50 MPH 05/01/2013 09/29/2014
AM13-06(B) Sight Distance Standards and Deviations for Highway Approaches 05/01/2013 09/24/2014
AM13-07(B) Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) Requirements for Approach Permits 05/15/2013 New
AM13-08(B) Queuing Evaluation for Approach Permitting 05/15/2013 10/02/2014
AM13-09(B) Weaving in the Vicinity of an Approach 05/15/2013 10/02/2014
AM13-10(B) Analyzing Crash Rates for Approach Permitting 05/23/13 12/05/2014
AM13-11(B) Channelization Standards for Private Approaches 05/23/13 09/24/2014
Neighbor Notification Program
​01/01/2015 ​New


Presumption of Written Permission for an Existing Private Connection​ ​04/15/2015 05/23/2016​

​Evaluating Change of Use of a Private Connection

​04/27/2015 ​New

Technical Services​ ​

TSB08-01(B) ​As Constructed Plans ​06/01/2008
TSB08-02(B) ​Design Criteria Document? ​09/01/2008

​Project-specific Special Provisions; Supersedes TBS09-02(B)

TSB13-01(B) ​Approval of Specification Modifications (Project Special Provisions and Contract Change Orders) ​05/07/2013 New​
GE07-01(B) FHWA Limitations on PS&E Exception Letters 05/09/2007 08/11/2014
GE07-03(B)  Underground Injection Control (UIC) Systems 02/10/2006 03/09/2012
GE07-04(B) Mitigation site monitoring, modifications, and release procedures 09/20/2007 01/25/2016
GE08-03(B)  Public Involvement Procedures for Federal-Aid Project Development 12/09/2008
GE08-04(B)  Designating Construction Staging and Disposal Sites 12/09/2008
GE09-03(B) Turbidity monitoring for permitted in-water work and construction related discharges  01/30/2009
GE09-04(B) Biology Mitigation Monitoring Standards 04/01/2009
GE09-05(B)  Categorical Exclusion (CE) Closeout Process, Guidance, and Documentation  03/24/2009
GE09-07(B) Determining Jurisdictional Boundaries on Non-Tidally Influenced, Freshwater Streams and Feature  08/10/2009
GE10-02(B)  Hydraulics/Stormwater Report Management  05/01/2010
GE11-01(B)   Evaluating Compensatory Mitigation site locations and Site Restoration to minimize conflicts with highway operations and maintenance   07/18/2011
GE11-02(B)  Environmental Non Compliance Incident Reporting 07/21/2011
GE14-01(B) ​Temporary Water Management (TWM) Plans Drafting Guidance ​06/01/2014 ​New
GE14-02(B) ​Erosion and Sediment Control Plans-Stamping Requirements ​06/18/2014 ​New
GE14-03(B) ​Qualification Program for ESA Compliance ​10/02/2014


Supersedes GE12-01(B)

GE14-04(B) ​Qualification Program for Cultural Resources Unit - Cultural Resources Program ​11/13/2014 04/11/2017
GE16-01(B) ​Stormwater Control Facility Operation and Maintenance Plan Development Drafting Guidance ​03/01/2016 ​New
GE16-02(B) ​Stormwater Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Manuals - Update ​05/01/2016 New​
Right of Way 
RW06-01(B)   Process for the Disposal of Surplus Property 08/01/2006  09/06/2012 
RW08-01(B)  Relinquishment of Project Right of Way to Local Public Agency  05/15/2008 07/22/2009
RW08-02(B)  Abandonment of Former Right of Way to Abutting Property Owners  05/15/2008 07/22/2009
​RW09-04(B) Advanced Acquisition of Right of Way – State Funds ​08/01/2013 ​New
RW14-01(B) Determination of Existing Right of Way for Low Risk Projects​ ​11/01/2014 New​

​Guidelines for the Appraisal of Easements

​05/01/2015 ​New
RW15-02(B) ​Optional Alternative Acquisition Process To Reconnect Driveways/Approaches, Or For Construction Or Alteration Of ADA Ramps ​08/18/2015 04/15/2016
RW17-01(B) ​Guidance for Rounding in Right of Way Appraisal Reports and Administrative Determinations of Just Compensation ​06/20/2017 New​
Traffic-Roadway Engineering 
ITS Design Responsibility
09/01/2005 07/24/2012
TR07-01(B) ODOT Traffic Signal Policy for Protected Green Clear-out at Highway-Railroad Grade Crossing 4/10/2007
TR07-06(B)  Decorative Luminaire Support Design Requirements 12/01/2007
TR07-07(B)  Highway Safety Engineering "Quick Fix" Program 09/20/2007 07/01/2012
TR07-10(B)   Illumination Design 09/28/2007 Supersedes
Validated 07/18/2012
TR08-01(B) 2070 Traffic Signal Controller 01/01/2009
TR15-01(B) ​Statewide Policy for Installing Chevrons, Arrows and Advisory Speed Plaques ​11/02/2015 ​New
TR16-01(B) ​Traffic Signal Design Manual - Pedestrian Signal Equipment Layout for 2017 Edition, Chapter 5.4 ​12/22/2016 New​
​​TR16-02(B) ​Traffic Signal Policy and Guidelines Manual - Audible Pedestrian Signals/ADA Updates for 2017 Edition ​12/22/2016 ​New
RD07-05(B) Salvaging Features and Excess Materials Associated with Transportation Projects by Contract Specification 07/01/2007 01/02/2014
RD13-02(B) ​1R Program - ADA and other programmatic updates ​01/01/2014 New​
RD13-03(B) ​3D Roadway Design ​12/31/2013 ​12/18/2015
RD14-02(B) Map 21 Changes To NHS Designation To State, County, And City Facilities​ ​03/01/2014 ​New
RD15-01(B) Modern Roundabout Design - Chapter 8.6
Appendix P, Analysis For Roundabout Entrance and Exit Geometry
​02/01/2015 ​New
RD15-02(B) ​Sealing Of Final Roadway Calculations Supporting Construction Documents ​07/01/2015 New​
RD15-03(B) ​Update to Design Exception ​04/01/2015 ​New
RD15-04(B) Closing Medians on the Interstate and Non-Interstate Freeways ​03/27/2015 ​New
RD15-05(B) ​Transition to Use of 31-inch Midwest Guardrail System ​10/01/2015 New​
​​RD16-01(B) ​ADA Curb Ramp Design Exception Request Form and ADA Curb Ramp Guidance ​12/22/2016 ​New
RD17-01(B) ​ADA Sidewalk Curb Ramp Detail - Minimum Requirements In Construction Plans ​05/01/2017 ​New


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Effective Date 
Last Updated 
Technical Services      
TSB12-01(A)  Contract Plans Sheet Development Guidelines 05/01/2012 Supersedes TSB11-01(A)
TSB16-01(A) ​Digital Signature-Documents Requiring Professional Of Record Seal 03/21/2016 ​New
CO11-01(A)  New Pavement Services Guidance 
Pavement Preservation Consideration for Bicycle Travel 
GE08-01(A)  Deed Restrictions and Compensatory Mitigation within ODOT Operating Right of Way  01/07/2008
GE08-03(A)  SLOPES IV Handbook 10/20/2008
GE09-02(A)   Environmental Monitoring Budgets 05/05/2009
GE09-03(A)  Sediment Fences and Straw Bales for Sediment Control 09/17/2009
GE11-01(A)   Environmental Documentation for State Funded Projects  11/14/2011
GE12-01(A) Correct Use of Erosion and Sediment Control Specification Language 10/10/2012 07/15/2014
Traffic-Roadway Engineering 
RD13-01(A) ​ADA Ramps in Resurfacing Projects: 1991 Verses Current ADA Standards 01/01/2014 ​New
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