Roadway Design Additional Resources

Revised: September 27, 2023

Please select from the attachments and links provided below. Additional materials can be found under each subsection on the TDOT Roadway Design website. 


ITS Project Identification Form (Word)

Survey & Design Manday Form Version 2.27 (Excel)

NPDES and Water Quality Permits



Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), 2009 Edition

Tennessee Supplement to the Standard Highway Signs Book, 2018 Edition

TDOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, 2021 Edition

TDOT Traffic Design Manual

TDOT Work Zone Safety Mobility Manual

Manual for Constructing Driveway Entrances on State Highways  



ASTM Compass (AASHTO documents, such as the Green Book, Roadside Design Guide, etc, are available here for free for TDOT employees.  Employees will need to  register and use their login credentials to access the docs.)

FHWA On-line Drainage Manuals (HDS, HEC, etc.)

Other Federal Highway Administration Web Sites

Geotechnical Engineering Section Drawings & Specifications

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

Association for Testing Materials (ASTM) Resource Publications (TDOT Employee Only)

Work Zone Training

2022 Tennesee Municipal Guide

Functional Classification Maps

Geometric Design Training Series (Online)



Erosion and Sediment Control References and Resources

TDEC Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook

EPSC Manual



TDOT Multimodal Project Scoping Manual  

United States Access Board. (2011). Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way. Washington, D.C.  

NCHRP Report 783 – Evaluation of the 13 Controlling Criteria for Geometric Design

NACTO – Urban Street Design Guide

AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities 2012 Edition

FHWA – Achieving Multimodal Networks: Applying Design Flexibility & Reducing Conflicts

FHWA Lighting Handbook 2023

ITE – Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach

Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration Memorandum on Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility Design Flexibility

Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. (2016). Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation. Washington, D.C.

Design Standards and Section 1404 of the FAST Act Questions & Answers. (2016, October 6)

United States Department of Transportation Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and Recommendations

Handbook for Designing Roadways for the Aging Population

If you find any mistakes, missing information or have a question, contact:
1200 James K. Polk Building
Nashville, TN 37243-1402

This Page Last Updated: September 29, 2023 at 12:34 PM