The Design Manual is a document that is constantly being updated for various reasons. We recommend that you utilize the electronic version of the Design Manual on the web site. This will insure you have the latest working copy of the Design Manual. All of the latest updates to the Design Manual will be posted in Chapter 1, Section 18 of the Design Manual. Click on "Recent Revisions" to see these updates.
This manual provides a convenient guide for NDDOT policies, procedures, and design values that are presently recommended for road and bridge designers. Designers and other users should follow the policies, procedures, and guidelines; as well as other guidance and principles provided by AASHTO and other publications.
- Design Guidelines (Section I-06) - For projects constructed in 2018 and beyond
- Design Guidelines (Section I-06) - For projects constructed in 2017
- Reference and Forms
- Plan Preparation Guide
- Standard Drawings
- Chapter I: Project Development and Design Guidelines
- Chapter II: Environmental, Cultural Resources, and Public Involvement
- Chapter III: Roadway Design
- Chapter IV: Structural Design
- Chapter V: Hydraulic Studies and Drainage Design
- Chapter VI: CADD Manual
- Chapter VII: Geotechnical Studies and Design