Webinar on Practical Design Principles for Affordable Roundabouts

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is conducting a webinar on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PT that will discuss how practical design principles can be used to help agencies afford roundabouts. While roundabouts have proven useful for pedestrians, transit users, and commuters, they have received complaints regarding their expense. Presenters … Read moreWebinar on Practical Design Principles for Affordable Roundabouts

Nomenclature Changes to the Highway Design Manual

The implementation of design flexibility through nomenclature changes to the Highway Design Manual (HDM) and the Project Development Procedures Manual (PDPM) have been published online, effective July 2, 2018. The changes were in response to a Value Analysis regarding the Design Guidance Process Improvement Study to implement the following recommendations: Emphasize design flexibility and innovation … Read moreNomenclature Changes to the Highway Design Manual

LPP 16-02 Update of Chapter 11, “Design Guidance”

Significant changes have been made to Chapter 11, “Design Guidance,” of the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM). Design standards, regulations, laws, external guidance, and references have been changed since the last update and Caltrans’ emphasis on context solutions and flexible design philosophy has advanced. Chapter 11 has been rewritten in its entirety for clarity and … Read moreLPP 16-02 Update of Chapter 11, “Design Guidance”

Federal Register Notice – Open Docket for “13 Controlling Design Criteria and Related Exceptions”

Good morning all, In yesterday’s Federal Register, FHWA published a notice requesting comments on revisions to the 13 controlling design of projects on the NHS that require a design exception when not met.  Given the expansion of the NHS with MAP-21, this notice is more applicable to local agencies than it would have been pre-MAP-21.  Comments are … Read moreFederal Register Notice – Open Docket for “13 Controlling Design Criteria and Related Exceptions”

Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking for Design Standards for Highways – Comments Due 7/2

On 6/2/2015 the Federal Highway Administration issued a “Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking/Request For Comments” regarding Design Standards for Highways. Comments are due July 2, 2015. The FHWA requests comments on a proposed revision to design standards and standard specifications that applies to new construction, reconstruction, resurfacing (except for maintenance resurfacing), restoration, and rehabilitation projects on … Read moreNotice Of Proposed Rulemaking for Design Standards for Highways – Comments Due 7/2