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A Guide for Achieving Flexibility in Highway Design

This new AASHTO Guide shows highway designers how to think flexibly, how to recognize the many choices and options they have, and how to arrive at the best solution for the particular situation or context. It also strives to emphasize that flexible design does not necessarily entail a fundamentally new design process, but that it can be integrated into the existing transportation culture. This publication represents a major step toward institutionalizing CSS into State transportation departments and other agencies charged with transportation project development. This new AASHTO Guide shows highway designers how to think flexibly, how to recognize the many choices and options they have, and how to arrive at the best solution for the particular situation or context. It also strives to emphasize that flexible design does not necessarily entail a fundamentally new design process, but that it can be integrated into the existing transportation culture. The four chapters of this bridging document represent a major step toward institutionalizing CSS into State transportation departments and other agencies charged with transportation project development.

Selected sections from A Guide for Achieving Flexibility in Highway Design, 2004, by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, D.C. are used by permission on this site. AASHTO publications may be purchased from that organization's bookstore at 1-800-231-3475 or online at http://bookstore.transportation.org.

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