A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets



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ISBN: 978-1-56051-508-1
Copyright: 2011
Page Count: 912
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
  • American Assoc. of State Highway and Transportation

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    American Association of State Highway and Transportation (AASHTO) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system.

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    A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, 6th Edition

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    This 6th edition of AASHTO's "Green Book" contains the current design research and practices for highway and street geometric design. It also provides guidance for highway engineers and designers to make unique design solutions that meet the needs of highway users while maintaining the integrity of the environment.

    In addition, this book serves as a comprehensive reference manual to assist in administrative, planning, and educational efforts pertaining to design formulation.

    Included Design Guidelines

    • Arterials

    • Collectors

    • Freeways

    • Local roads in both urban and rural locations

    Topics Covered

    • Collector Roads and Streets

    • Cross-Section Elements

    • Design Controls and Criteria

    • Elements of Design

    • Freeways

    • Grade Separations and Interchanges

    • Highway Functions

    • Intersections

    • Local Roads and Streets

    • Rural and Urban Arterials


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