State of California  Business, Transportation and Housing Agency

M e m o r a n d u m

 To:

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATORS

GEOMETRIC REVIEWERS

Date :November 2, 1999

File:

 From: 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
Program Manager
Design and Local Programs

cc: Bob Coleman
Program Managers
Design Division Chiefs

 

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