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Highway Design Manual

Manual cover 

The Highway Design Manual provides guidance for the design of:

  • New construction;
  • Major reconstruction (4R);
  • Resurfacing, restoration and rehabilitation (3R); and
  • Resurfacing (1R) projects.

This manual shall be used on all projects that begin design work on or after Oct. 1, 2012.

Hard copies are not available for purchase.

Full Manual, 2012 (49 MB)

Related Materials

Horizontal alignment design tool

Federal Highway Administration approval, Aug. 2012

This is a companion document that supplements and provides enhance design guidance to the existing Highway Design Manual and other ODOT manuals until their updates can be completed.

Blueprint for Urban Design, volume 1

Blueprint for Urban Design, volume 2

Urban ​Design Concurrence Document

Urban Design Document Exemption Memo

Technical Guidance

Contact the Roadway Engineering Unit

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