Highway Design Manual
​This Manual has been prepared to provide information and guidance to personnel of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  Its purpose is to establish uniformity in the interpretation and administration of laws, policies, regulations, and procedures applicable to the operation of the Division of Highway Design and its relationship with other units of the Cabinet.
  
  
Subsections
0000Cover Letters
0001Table Of Contents
0002Alphabetical Index
0100General Information
101 - How to Use This Guidance Manaual
102 - Purpose of This Guiadance Manual
103 - Highway Design Philosophy
104 - Organization
105 - Design in District Office
0200Administrative Procedures
201 - General Discussion
202 - Pre-Design Activities
203 - Conceptual Design
204 - Final Design
205 - Miscellaneous Administrative Issues
206 - Preparation of Plans
207 - Submittal of the Final Contract Plans
208 - Project Closeouts
209 - Design Participation in Construction Phase
210 - Use, Distribution, & Retention of Plans
211 - Coordination with Outside Agencies
0300Surveying
301 - Survey Control
302 - Photogrammetry
303 - Data Collection
304 - Other Survey Activities
305 - Property Entry
306 - Right-of-Way Monumentation
0400Environmental Considerations
401 - General Information
402 - Environmental Issues
403 - Environmental Documents
404 - Karst & Significant Resource Areas
0500Permits and Certification
501 - Introduction
502 - Definitions
503 - Impact Determination
504 - Types of Permits/Certification
505 - Procedures & Responsibilities
0600Public Involvement
601 - General Philosophy
602 - Types of Public Involvement
603 - Other Types of Public Involvement
0700Geometric Design Guidelines
701 - Introduction
702 - Primary Design Elements
703 - General Design Considerations
704 - Design Exception Process
705 - Truck-Climbing Lanes & Emergency Escape Ramps
0800Roadside Design
801 - Design Elements
0900Intersections
901 - General Design Considerations & Objectives
902 - At-Grade Intersections
903 - Grade Seperation without Ramps
904 - Interchanges
905 - Procedures
1000Pavement
1001 - Pavement Design
1100Access Management
1101 - Policies & Procedures
1102 - Principles & Techniques
1103 - Access Additions & Alterations
1200Signing
1201 - Signing
1300Right-of-Way
1301 - General Information
1302 - Right-of-Way Plans
1303 - Other Right-of-Way Considerations
1304 - Right-of-Way Deed Descriptions
1305 - Submission of Right-of-Way Plans
1306 - Right-of-Way Plans
1307 - Right-of-Way & Abandoned Roads
1400Railroad
1401 - Survey & Design Procedures
1500Additional Design Topics
1501 - Introduction
1502 - Guidelines for Pedestrian & Bicycle Accommodations
1503 - Parking Spaces for the Disabled
xxxxExhibit Index