|State of California||Business, Transportation and Housing Agency|
M e m o r a n d u m
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATORS
Date :November 2, 1999
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DESIGN AND LOCAL PROGRAMS
MAIL STATION 28
|Subject:||Flexibility in Highway Design|
The intent of this memorandum is to reemphasize the need for the application of design standards to projects on a case-by-case basis. In determining how the standards should be applied, consideration should be given to the impacts of those standards at a specific location.
The Department needs to continue to apply standards flexibly. Why a specific standard applies to a project should be explained when responding to a request. The goal is to do the right thing on each individual project to meet the purpose and need.
Each Coordinator and Design Reviewer will be receiving a copy of Flexibility in Highway Design published by the Federal Highway Administration.
Original signed by:
ROBERT L. BUCKLEY
Design and Local Programs
cc: Bob Coleman
Design Division Chiefs