Standard Roadway DrawingsUpdated: July 25, 2017
In an effort to provide easier and faster access to Standard Drawings, TDOT CADD Support now offers two ways to search for specific drawings -- by database or by section. Each tool provides the same information, but the database allows users to perform a keyword search. Additionally, each Standard Drawing has a separate webpage which displays the drawing, provides the drawing in PDF format, and includes a list of Related Standard Drawings, Related Item Numbers, and Archived Standard Drawings (if applicable).
To begin your search, select from the datatables or sections listed below.
TDOT Standard Drawings Datatables
The database for Standard Drawings is split into three tables. Each table provides a search box for keywords or numbers that may appear under the headings of drawing number, revision date, description, heading, or section. Select the desired datatable from the list below.
- DATATABLE 1 (Roadway Design Standards | Pipe Culverts and Endwalls | Natural Stream Design | Roadway and Pavement Appurtenances)
- DATATABLE 2 (Catch Basins and Manholes | Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control)
- DATATABLE 3 (Safety Design and Fences | Design - Traffic Control | Standard Traffic Operations)
TDOT Standard Drawings Sections
Standard Drawings are divided into eight sections, which are further divided into subsections for specific drawings. Select the desired section from the list below.
Standard Abbreviations and Legends | Typical Section and Design Criteria | Slope Development | Intersection Sight Distance | Underdrains
Pipe Culverts & Flume | Safety Cross Drain Endwalls | Safety Side Drain Endwalls | Protected Endwalls
Catch Basins | Junction Boxes | Manholes | Spring Drain Boxes | Slotted & Trench Drains
Deflectors, Vanes & Energy Dissipators
Concrete Pavement | Intersections | Curbs | Sidewalks | Walls
Clear Zone & Safety Plans | Cable Barriers | Crash Cushions | Guardrail Details | Guardrail Terminals | Guardrail Anchors | Concrete Median Barrier | Bicycle/Pedestrian Rails | Fence & Right-of-Way Markers
Pavement Markings | Work Zones
Dewatering Devices | Slope Devices | Ditch Devices | Inlet Protection | Detaining Devices | In-Stream Devices
INSTRUCTIONAL BULLETIN NO. 12-10 (pdf) IB 12-10
(There will no longer be standard drawings printed with plans.)
INDEX OF STANDARD DRAWINGS (359 KB pdf)
ALL STANDARD DRAWINGS (108 MB zip)
TDOT Roadway Design Division
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James K. Polk Building, Suite 1300
Nashville, TN 37243-1402
Guidelines and Standards
Robert Braun, P.E. / Shannon Henry, P.E.
Larry Parker, Phone: 615.335.8789
Seandrell McLemore, Phone: 615.741.4482