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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
Fax: 503-986-4063

Manual Contacts

Will Woods - Primary contact

Lily Nguyen - Primary contact

Bethany Veil - 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 2024

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 2024 Highway Design Manual on all projects with the Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) milestone on and after March 1, 2024. 

Projects that reach the PS&E milestone before March 1, 2024 may use the 2023 or 2024 Highway Design Manual. The 2023 version of the Highway Design Manual is available under the "Past Editions" heading below. 

Hard copies are not available for purchase.

Summary of Updates

The HDM Revision Summary identifies the revisions to the Highway Design Manual.

Past Edition

Highway Design Manual 2023

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