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Accessible Sidewalks - Design Issues for Pedestrians with Disabilities (GI385)
U.S. Access Board, (41 minutes)
Shows why good design, construction, and maintenance of sidewalks, crosswalks, etc., are vital for pedestrians with disabilities. Four segments discuss design issues for pedestrians: wheelchairs, ambulatory impairments, low vision, and blind.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials, and engineers.

Driving Modern Roundabouts (RD384)
Washington State Department of Transportation (10 minutes)
Modern roundabouts are becoming a popular choice for intersections traffic control. This video familiarizes drivers with roundabouts. A multi-lane roundabout is featured.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials, and engineers.

Roads & Loads - Finding a Balance (RD420)
Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Local Roads Research Board (19 minutes)
Pavement design basics; how loads impact roads; spring load limits; finding a balance.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents, engineers, municipal officials.

Roadway Design: Balancing Safety, Environment, and Cost (RD240)
Minnesota LRRB (13 minutes)
Explains factors in roadway design including accident rates and increase in daily traffic; illustrates why and when clear zones, ditches, guiderails, curbs and gutters are needed; and discusses the delicate balance between safety, cost, and the environment.
Suggested audience: board members and municipal officials.

Superpave... Tomorrow’s Pavement Today© (RD255)
NYSDOT (10 minutes)
Describes the benefits of the Superpave system and what it is intended to do. Reviews the difference between the Superpave system and the Marshall Mix method. Includes interviews with the asphalt industry.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials, asphalt vendors, and contractors.

Understanding Superpave Mix Design (RD242)
FHWA (13 minutes)
A description of the performance-based Superpave mix design system. Provides an overview of specifications, mix design and new equipment used with Superpave.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents and engineers.

Weather and Loads: The Effect They Have on Roads (RD133)
Minnesota LRRB/Minnesota DOT (15 minutes)
Phrased in “lay terms” this video illustrates the effects of loads and weather on road pavements. Useful to municipal boards responsible for budget appropriations. Highway crews and non-engineering officials will also learn more about how roads function and wear
over time.
Suggested audience: highway and municipal officials, crews, boards, schools, and the public.

Books

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Application of Geophysical Methods to Highway Related Problems
FHWA-IF-04-021
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Design, Geotechnical Engineering, Non-Destructive Testing, Testing

Combating Roadway Departures
FHWA-NHI-15-034
Source: National Highway Institute (NHI)

Concrete Information: Properties and Uses of Cement-Modified Soil
IS411.01P
Source: Portland Cement Association
Keywords: Cement-Modified Soil, Concrete, Properties

Context Sensitive Roadway Surfacing Selection Guide
FHWA-CFL/TD-05-004
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Context Sensitive, Design, Surfacing

Design and Installation of Buried Pipes
Source: ASCE
Keywords: Pipes, installation, design

Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Open-Graded Asphalt Friction Courses
Info Series 114
Source: NAPA
Keywords: Road Construction, Design, Maintenance

Field Guide for Unpaved Rural Roads
Source: FHA LTAP, Wyoming T²,Kansas LTAP
Keywords: Design, Field Guide, Gravel, Maintenance

Flexibility in Highway Design
FHWA-PD-97-062
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Context Sensitive Design

Guidelines and Recommendations to Accommodate Older Drivers and Pedestrians
FHWA-RD-01-051
Source: USDOT FHA

Guidelines for Geometric Design of Very Low-Volume Local Roads
ISBN: 1-56051-166-4
Source: AASHTO
Keywords: Design, Local, Low-Volume

Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians
FHWA-RD-01-103
Source: USDOT FHA

Life-Cycle Cost Analysis in Pavement Design
FHWA-SA-98-079
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Design, Life-Cycle Cost

Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Primer
FHWA IF-02-047
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Cost, Design, Estimates

Local Low Volume Roads and Streets
FHWA-SA-93-006
Source: USDOT FHA/ASCE
Keywords: Low Volume, Road Design, Standards

NACE Action Guide II-3: Impact of Land Development on County and Local Transportation System Planning
Source: NACE
Keywords: Design, Development, Planning

NACE Action Guide II-4: Rural Transportation Planning
Source: NACE
Keywords: Classification, Data Collection, Planning, Transportation

NACE Action Guide III-1: Road Surface Management
Source: NACE
Keywords: Design, Pavement, Roadway, Soils, Subsurface, Testing

NACE Action Guide III-6: Aerial Photography
Source: NACE
Keywords: Design, Mapping, Planning, Surveys

NACE Action Guide III-7: Subsurface Soils Exploration
Source: NACE
Keywords: Design, Pavement, Roadway, Soils, Subsurface, Testing

NYSERDA How-to Guide to Effective Energy-Efficient Street Lighting
Source: NYSERDA

Safety Effectiveness of Highway Design Features: Vol. I - Access Control
FHWA-RD-91-044
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Access Control, Road Design, Safety

Safety Effectiveness of Highway Design Features: Vol. II - Alignment
FHWA-RD-91-045
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Alignment, Road Design, Safety

Safety Effectiveness of Highway Design Features: Vol. III - Cross Sections
FHWA-RD-91-046
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Cross Sections, Road Design, Safety

Safety Effectiveness of Highway Design Features: Vol. IV - Interchanges
FHWA-RD-91-047
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Interchanges, Road Design, Safety

Safety Effectiveness of Highway Design Features: Vol. V - Intersections
FHWA-RD-910048
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Intersections, Road Design, Safety

Scenic Byways: A Design Guide for Roadside Improvements
FHWA-FLH-02-001
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Design, Planning, Roadside, Scenic

Soil-Cement Construction Handbook
ISBN 0-89312-114-2
Source: Portland Cement Association
Keywords: Soil-Cement, Construction

Soil-Cement Inspector's Manual
PA050.03
Source: Portland Cement Association
Keywords: Inspection, Soil-Cement

Soil-Cement Laboratory Handbook
EB052.07S
Source: Portland Cement Association
Keywords: Construction, Soil-Cement, Testing

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Standard Specifications for the Construction of Roads and Bridges on Federal Highway Projects (FP)
FP-14
Source: Federal Lands Highway

Subsurface Utility Engineering
FHWA-PD-93-041
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Engineering, Road Design, Subsurface, Utilities

Thickness Design for Concrete Highway and Street Pavements
Source: Portland Cement Association
Keywords: Concrete, Design

Thickness Design for Soil-Cement Pavements
EB068.02
Source: Portland Cement Association
Keywords: Cement, Design, Soil, Pavements

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