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Highway Design Manual

I-5 North Medford InterchangeContact the Roadway Engineering Unit

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive, MS 5
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-3568
Fax: 503-986-4063

Manual Contacts

Will Woods - Primary contact

Lily Nguyen - Primary contact

Bethany Veil - Urban Design

Rich Crossler-Laird - Urban Design

Christopher Henson - Rural Design

Aaron Myton - Interchange Design

Dave Warrick - Interchange Design

Taundra Mortensen - ADA Design

Rodger Gutierrez - Bike and Pedestrian Design

Highway Design Manual 2023

The Highway Design Manual provides guidance for the design of:

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

Use the 2023 Highway Design Manual on all projects with the Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) milestone on and after Jan. 1, 2023. Projects that reach the PS&E milestone before Jan. 1, 2023 may use the 2012 or 2023 Highway Design Manual.

Hard copies are not available for purchase.

DRAFT 2024 Highway Design Manual

The DRAFT 2024 Highway Design Manual is now available for review and comment. The draft document contains only those sections that were revised for the 2024 version. 

DRAFT 2024 Highway Design Manual

The comment period is open through June 16, 2023. When submitting comments, please use the Comment Log. Instructions for submitting comments are included in the comment log deocument. 

Implementation and Summary of Updates

The 2023 HDM Revision Summary and Implementation Plan identifies the changes from the 2012 version, explains the implementation process for the 2023 HDM, and defines the process for future HDM updates.

Past Edition

Highway Design Manual 2012

For use on projects with a PS&E milestone date between October 2012 through December 2022.

Related Materials

Blueprint for Urban Design

This companion document supplements, and provides enhanced design guidance, to the 2012 Highway Design Manual and other ODOT manuals until their updates can be completed.

Technical Guidance