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Traffic Line Manual


The Traffic Standards Unit of the ODOT Traffic-Roadway Section is responsible for developing and maintaining the Traffic Line Manual. If you have any questions about this manual, please feel free to contact Eric Leaming at (503) 986-3610 or at this email address.
Effective June 2011, Traffic Line Manual is available only through this ODOT Traffic-Roadway section website. The manual will be updated as necessary and updates will be available electronically from this website. If you would like to receive email notification when updates to this manual are available, please respond by submitting your name and email address to eric.s.leaming@odot.state.or.us. 

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Manual Download

Use the link below to download the complete Traffic Line Manual in PDF format.
Traffic Line Manual

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2017 Edition Traffic Line Manual

The Traffic-Roadway Section will be updating the Traffic Line Manual during 2016 and 2017.  The needs for this update include: 

  1. ​Updated policies and practices since the 2011 Edition was published.
  2. ​​Lack of supporting information in the Manual explaining where policies and practices come from and why they are included in the Manual.

Scope of Update

This update is a full re-write of the 2011 Manual.


​April 2016 2011 Edition ​Comment Period
​​May-August 2016 Develop 1st Draft Updates
September 2016 ​1st Draft Comment Period
​October-December 2016 Develop 2nd Draft Updates
January 2017 ​2nd Draft Comment Period
​February-March 2017 Final Draft Updates & Final Formatting​
​April 2017 Publication​

Current Status


Comment period is currently closed.

List of Updates to 2011 Edition:

Revision 1 - June 2012 

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