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guidelines for roads

guidelines for roads

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I am trying to find descriptions and various technical details, meaning widths, materials used, costings etc of all types of roads - minor and major and including motorways.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Lynsey.

RE: guidelines for roads

You should download Highway design manual and read over it, or get a Highway engineering book for terms related to roadway.

Caltrans has a website for Highway design manuals, plus others (decision making, costing, analyses for highway construction and hundred others).
http://www.caltrans.ca.gov/hq/oppd/hdm/hdmtoc.htm
for other manuals (including Project Design and developement Manual for building roads), check
http://www.caltrans.ca.gov/siteindex.html

Also try US Corps of Engineer :
http://www.usace.army.mil/inet/usace-docs/armytm/

If it still exists, also check "Road design" on GeoCAL (for educational purpose by postgraduate students in UK)
http://www.dur.ac.uk/~des0www4/cal/roads/titlepg.html

Hope this helps







RE: guidelines for roads

Lynsey,
Go on the Web and contact the various DOT's a majority of them have this information available to the general public. In Nebraska we have this information available on line at www.dor.state.ne.us
Check it out it is a very good resource.
Regards,
Namdac

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