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INDOT: Design Memoranda

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All revisions to the Design Manual described in these memos have been incorporated into the current Indiana Design Manual.

Memos appear on this page for a period of 1 year following the date of the memo. After 1 year, they are moved to the Archived Design Memoranda page.

Memos that include a recurring special provision (RSP) or recurring plan detail (RPD) remain on this page as long as the associated RSP/RPD remains active.

Superseded memos are archived immediately.

This Page Last Updated: 09/30/2014

Number Memo Date Effective Date Affected Design Manual Section Subject PDF Files
Policy Advisory Attachments
14-13 09/12/14 Immediately Figures 14-1E, 14-1E(1), 14-1E(2), 14-1E(3) Tracings Checklist & PS&E Narrative   Advisory Tracings Checklist
PS&E Narrative
14-12 07/02/14 Ready for Contracts on or after July 28, 2014, lettings on or after October 2014   2014 Interstate Highways Congestion Policy (IHCP) Policy    
14-11 07/01/14 Immediately 40-8.04(03)
Figure 40-8A
Interstate Vertical Clearance   Advisory Figure 40-8A
14-10 07/01/14 Immediately 40-8.01, 40-8.04(01), Chapter 53, 55-3.0, 55-4.01(03), Figures 40-8B, 53-1 through 53-9, 55-3A through 55-3H Practical Design Policy    
14-09 05/13/14 Immediately 402-6.02(01),
Figure 402-6H
Bridge Railing Offset   Advisory 402-6.02(01),
Figure 402-6H
14-08 05/07/14 Immediately

72-1.04, 72-2.05(02), 72-3.01(02), 72-6.02,
Figure 72-2D

Bridge Preservation Policy   Section 72-1.04, 72-2.05(02), 72-3.01(02), 72-6.02,
Figure 72-2D
14-07 04/23/14 Preliminary Field Check on or After July 1, 2014 Ch. 47 Railroad-Highway Crossing Train-Activated Safety Devices Policy   Chapter 47
14-06 04/17/14 Immediately

Ch. 52

Indiana Design Manual Rewrite Chapter 304   Advisory  
14-05 04/02/14 Immediately None Policy and Procedure for Determination of Technical Infeasibility Policy   Policy and Procedure for Determination of Technical Infeasibility
14-04 03/27/14 Letting on or after 09/01/14

17-4.02(01)

Subgrade Treatment   Advisory Section 17-4.02(01)
14-03 02/21/14 Immediately 40-8.02(01), 40-8.04(01), 51-1.08, 56-2.0, 56-4.06(06), 56-4.09(01), 56-4.09(02), Figures 51-1 I and 56-4F Alterations Which Require ADA Curb Ramps Policy   40-8.02(01), 40-8.04(01), 51-1.08, 56-2.0, 56-4.06(06), 56-4.09(01), 56-4.09(02), Figures 51-1 I and 56-4F
14-02 02/07/14 Immediately

202-3.03

Q500 Scour Policy Policy Section 202-3.03, Figures 202-3B, 202-3C
14-01 02/04/14 Immediately Ch. 75, Ch. 76,
Ch. 77, Ch. 78
Indiana Design Manual Rewrite   Advisory  
Number Memo Date Effective Date Affected Design Manual Section Subject PDF Files
Policy Advisory Attachments
13-17 08/15/13 Immediately 26-2.0,
Figure 26-2D
Location Control Route Survey (LCRS) and LCRS Plat   Advisory Section 26-2.0,
Figure 26-2D
13-16 08/15/13 Immediately 26-1.01 Survey Transmittal Deliverables Related to Geo-Coordinated Survey   Advisory Section 26-1.01
13-15 08/14/13 See memo None HMA Pavement Pay Items for 2014 Standard Specifications Section 402   Advisory Mixture Type Conversion Table,
USP HMA
13-14 08/08/13 Immediately Ch. 10, Ch. 11, 402-5.05, 402-5.06, 402-6.01(03) Indiana Design Manual Rewrite   Advisory  
13-13 07/26/13 Letting on or after 09/01/13 45-1.02(06),
76-3.02(05),
76-3.02(06)
Centerline and Edge Line Rumble Stripes   Advisory Section 45-1.02(06), 76-3.02(05), 76-3.02(06)
13-11 05/29/13 Immediately See memo Indiana Design Manual Errata and Editorial Revisions   Advisory  
13-10 04/15/13 Immediately 51-12.0 Roundabouts   Advisory Roundabout Design Checklist
13-09 04/12/13 Preliminary Field Check on or after 06/01/13 or as noted Chapters 49 & 55 Small Structure Replacement, Guardrail Runout Length   Advisory RDG Table 5-10(b)
Number Memo Date Effective Date Affected Design Manual Section Subject PDF Files
Policy Advisory Attachments
12-21 10/05/12 Stage 2 Submission on or after 12/21/12 409-9.0 Use of AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications Policy    
Number Memo Date Effective Date Affected Design Manual Section Subject PDF Files
Policy Advisory Attachments
11-12 07/08/11 Immediately See memo Metric-Units Plans   Advisory  
11-09 04/05/11 05/11/11, Letting 49-5.01(04) High-Tension Cable-Barrier System (CBS)   Advisory  RSP 627-R-546
RPD 627-R-546d
Number Memo Date Effective Date Affected Design Manual Section Subject PDF Files
Policy Advisory Attachments
07-10 07/26/07 Immed 82-3.05 Worksite Increased-Penalty Signs   Advisory RPD Eng. 801-R-542d
RPD Eng. 801-R-543d R
RPD Eng. 801-R-544d
RPD Met. 801-R-542d
RPD Met. 801-R-543d
RPD Met. 801-R-544d
03-07 7/02/03 Immed unknown Policy for Context Sensitive Solution Policy    
01-14 12/10/01 Immed unknown Water Main & Sanitary Sewer Construction in Contracts   Advisory