SAFER Manual (PubOth04)

This manual is designed to provide background information and offer an approach for reviewing safety conditions on local roads and streets. It also should help local officials with setting priorities and planning for both immediate action and future improvements. There are no federal or state requirements for the improvement of roadway safety hazards. This manual is not intended to be a standard. The specific examples and suggestions are given only as examples.

Copyright 1996

File: SAFER_96.pdf

Guide for Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities for Enhanced Safety (PubOth07)

This document provides guidance for maintaining pedestrian facilities with the primary goal of increasing safety and mobility. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) developed the Guide as one of several means of reducing the approximately 4,000 pedestrian fatalities and tens of thousands of pedestrian injuries occurring in the United States annually. This Guide is based on a research report completed as a part of developing the guide. The report is available online and includes a literature review, review of local maintenance programs including discussions with 50 municipalities and state agencies, and an overall assessment of the current practice of pedestrian facility maintenance.

Copyright 2013

File: Guide-Maintaining-Pedestrian-Facilities-for-Enhanced-Safety.pdf

Gravel Roads: Construction & Maintenance Guide (PubOth02)

Good gravel road maintenance or rehabilitation depends on two basic principles: proper use of a motorgrader (or other grading device) and use of good surface gravel. The use of the grader to properly shape the road is obvious to almost everyone, but the quality, volume, and size distribution of gravel needed is not as well understood. It seems that most gravel maintenance or rehabilitation problems are blamed on the grader operator when the actual problem is often material related. This is particularly true when dealing with the problem of corrugation or “washboarding” as it is often called in the field. This problem is often perceived as being caused by the grader, but it is primarily caused by the material itself. This manual provides information on what makes a good gravel road surface.

Copyright 2000; revised 2015

File: Gravel-Roads-Construction-Maintenance-Guide.pdf

Drainage Manual (PubOth01)

This manual is designed to help local officials evaluate drainage conditions along rural and urban roadways. It is part of the PASERWARE pavement management system. This manual can also be used to plan for road maintenance and improvements.

Copyright 2000

File: Drainage.pdf

Culvert Assessment and Decision-making Procedures Manual For Federal Lands Highway (PubOth06)

The Office of Federal Lands Highway (FLH) is part of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and works in cooperation with federal land management agencies to plan, design, construct and rehabilitate highways and bridges on federally owned lands. In support of this mission, FLH has developed these project-level guidelines for assessing the condition and performance of existing roadway culverts, and when necessary, selecting corrective actions to be taken for any deficiencies found as part of specific project development activities. This procedures manual is intended to aid users in implementing a fully integrated culvert assessment and decision-making tool that provides guidance for selecting replacement or rehabilitation alternatives.

Copyright 2010

File: Culvert_Assessment_Decision_Making_Procedures_Manual.pdf