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Design Exception Manual


When conditions warrant, a design exception may be granted for a project design that proposes one or more controlling substandard design elements (CSDEs). A design exception may be approved when it can be documented that a lesser design value is the best practical alternative. The factors to be considered when determining if a lesser design value should be elected shall include social, economic and environmental impacts together with safe and efficient traffic operations.

Index Section

  • 1 - General
  • 2 - Controlling Design Elements
  • 3 - Design Standards
  • 4 - Projects Requiring a Design Exception
  • 5 - Projects Exempt
  • 6 - Design Exception Report Format
  • 7 - Accident Analysis
  • 8 - Flow Chart of Design Exception Process
  • Attachment 1 - Cover Letter
  • Attachment 2 - List of Controlling Substandard Design Elements
  • Attachment 3 - Checklist of Impacts of Controlling Substandard Design Elements
  • Attachment 4 - Tables
  • Appendix A - Vertical Curve Conversion
  • Appendix B - Low Cost Safety Measures
  • Appendix C - Sample Design Exceptions

BDC announcement BDC11T-01 (Jan. 3, 2012)

Download the print ready Design Exception Manual (pdf 515k)

 
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