Roadway Pavement Design

Revised: August 26, 2022

The Roadway Pavement Design Office provides pavement design for interstates and state routes in the four regions of Tennessee, including Local Programs projects. The office is also responsible to ensure that the pavement design for minor road projects, including State Industrial Access (SIA) roads, are properly selected by the consultants and roadway designers. The office also performs Life Cycle Cost analysis to aid in pavement type selection. The office is an integral part of the TDOT Roadway Design Division.

The Roadway Pavement Design Office is aggressively pursuing the implementation of Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) now called Pavement ME Design in Tennessee. It also oversees numerous research projects regarding the improvement and technological innovations related to pavement design.

Pavement Design Resources

Pavement Design Manual

TDOT Layer Coefficients Final Report (Volume 1.1)  

MEPDG Final Report (Phase I)  

MEPDG Final Report (Phase II)  

Evaluation of Geosynthetics Reinforcement in Flexible Pavement Structure Using APT Testing  

ME Final Report Local Calibration  


For pavement design or research related questions, please contact:

Ulises Martinez
Pavements Team Lead
Materials and Tests Division
6601 Centenial Blvd
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615.350.4155

This Page Last Updated: November 30, 2023 at 2:35 PM