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INDOT: Design Memoranda

Indiana Department of Transportation

INDOT > Doing Business with INDOT > Standards & Specifications > Active Design MemorandaActive Design Memoranda


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Superseded memos are archived immediately.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: 07/01/2016

Number Memo Date Effective Date Affected Design Manual Section Subject PDF Files
Policy Advisory Attachments
16-26 07/01/16 Lettings on or after July 1, 2016

Figure 304-18A

Underdrain Outlet Protectors   Advisory

Figure 304-18A

16-25 06/29/16 Lettings on or after October 1, 2016

Figure 304-15A and 304-15B

HMA Pavements - ESAL Categories and HMA Type A   Advisory

Pay Item List, Figure 304-15A and 304-15B

16-24 06/02/16 Immediately

None

PS&E Checklist for Bundled Projects   Advisory

PS&E Checklist Bundling Information and Instructions

16-23 06/02/16 Immediately

Section 51-7.09 and Figure 51-7 O

Pedestrian Crossing Treatments   Advisory

Section 51-7.09, Figure 51-7 O

16-22 05/26/16 Lettings on or after September 1, 2016

Sections 17-4.10(01) thru 17-4.10(04)

Seeding Application Rates   Advisory

Sections 17-4.10(01) thru 17-4.10(04)

16-21 05/20/16 Hydraulic Submittals on or after July 1, 2016

203-2.02(13) and Figure 203-2F

Semi-Smooth Pipe Interior Designation   Advisory

Pipe Type and Height of Cover Table

16-20 05/13/16 As Noted

None

Final Tracings Checklist   Advisory

Final Tracings Checklist, Bridge Search Data Form

16-19 05/13/16 Immediately

Section 203-2.02(02)

In-Kind Culvert Replacement Policy Policy  

Section 203-2.02(02)

16-18 04/18/16 Immediately

Section 47-1.05, Figure 47-1A

Railroad-Highway Crossing Warning Devices Policy  

Policy for Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Warning Devices, Section 47-1.05, Figure 47-1A

16-17 04/15/16 Immediately

Sections 45-2.01, 45-2.02(03), 49-3.08, 49-4.01(04), 49-6.04(01)

Median Barrier   Advisory

 

16-16 04/11/16 As Noted

Sections 17-1.05, 17-4.06, 17-4.09 thru 17-4.10(03), 17-5.09, 17-6.0, Figures 17-5G thru -5G(02), 17-4D, 17-5I, 17-5J

Quantities   Advisory

Section 17-1.05, Section 17-4.06, Sections 17-4.09 thru 17-4.10(03), Section 17-5.09, Section 17-6.0, Figures 17-5G thru -5G(02), 17-4D, 17-5I, 17-5J

16-15 04/08/16 Letting on or after September 1, 2015

None

INDOT 2015 Standard Drawings   Advisory

 

16-14 04/07/16 Immediately

50-3.0

Value Engineering Policy  

Section 50-3.0

16-13 03/24/16 Immediately

Chapter 72 and Section 14-2.05

Indiana Design Manual Rewrite   Advisory

Chapter 412 (prev. Chapter 72), Section 14-2.05

16-12 03/21/16 As Noted

51-1.0 through 51-11.0, Figures 51-1A through 51-1 O, 40-8.04(01), 45-1.06(02), 46-11.02(04) and 46-11.02(07)

Curb Ramps and Sidewalks   Advisory

IDM Chapter 51, Sections 40-8.04(01), 45-1.06(02), 46-11.02(04), and 46-11.02(07)

16-11 03/17/16 Letting on or after September 1, 2016

None

Temporary Erosion and Sediment Control   Advisory

PSE Checklist
Environmental Consultation Form
Contract Preperation Documents

16-10 03/16/16 Immediately None NEPA Compliance and Waterway Permitting for Bundled Projects   Advisory

INDOT Environmental Memo

16-09 03/16/16 Letting on or after September 1, 2016

None

Bridge Deck Drains   Advisory

 

16-08 03/11/16 Immediately 14-1.02(08) Shop Drawing Review   Advisory

Section 14-1.02(08)

16-07 03/11/16 Immediately

14-1.02(02), 14-1.02(04) through 14-1.02(07), and 14-3.03

Plan Sheet Size and Changes to Final Tracings   Advisory

Sections 14-1.02(02), 14-1.02(04) through 14-1.02(07), and 14-3.03; Final Tracings Checklist

16-06 03/08/16 Letting on or after September 1, 2016 83-5.0 Portable Signals   Advisory

Section 83-5.0

16-05 03/08/16 Letting on or after September 1, 2016

None

Coordination of Bridge Inspection During Construction   Advisory

BIAS (InspectTech) Example

16-04 01/28/16 Projects With Unresolved Utility Conflicts None Designer Summary of Required Utility Relocation - Project Design and Utility Summary   Advisory

Project Design and Utility Summary Table

16-03 01/12/16 Immediately

504-4.02(03) through 502-4.07, and Figures 502-4D, 502-4P, and 502-4S

Lighting Design Procedure   Advisory

Section 502-4.02(03) through 502-4.07, Figures 502-4D, 502-4P, 502-4S, Editable Documents 502-04-02 and 502-04-03

16-02 01/08/16 Immediately 502-3.03(02) through 502-3.04(05) Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS)   Advisory

Section 502-3.03(02) through 502-3.04(05)

16-01 01/05/16 Immediately None Structure Number in ERMS, SPMS, and on Plans   Advisory

Example

Number Memo Date Effective Date Affected Design Manual Section Subject PDF Files
Policy Advisory Attachments
15-20 11/04/15 Stage 3 Submission on or after November 4, 2015 51-1.04 through 51-1.08 Curb Ramp Plan Details   Advisory

Section 51-1.04 through 51-1.08

15-19 09/04/15 Letting on or after January 1, 2015 502-2.01(03) and Figure 502-2C Durable Pavement Markings Used for Longitudinal Lines   Advisory Section 502-2.01(03), Figure 502-2C
15-18 08/17/15 Immediately None Performance Evaluation Guidelines   Advisory


15-17 08/10/15 Immediately None Contract Questions Prior to Letting   Advisory
15-16 07/20/15 Immediately None ERMS File Naming Conventions and Email Notification   Advisory

Example Email,
Project File Naming Conventions

15-15 07/09/15 Letting on or after September 1, 2015 82-3.05 Worksite Increased-Penalty Sign   Advisory
15-14 07/07/15 Immediately None Geotechnical Information for MSE Walls   Advisory  
15-13 06/10/15 Immediately None Waterway Permits Manual   Advisory
15-12 05/22/15 Immediately None Design Resources   Advisory  
15-11 05/01/15 Letting on or after May 1, 2015 None Anchored Temporary Concrete Barrier   Advisory
15-09 04/13/15 Immediately None INDOT Storm Water Management Field Guide   Advisory
15-08 04/07/15 Letting on or after August 5, 2015 None Title Sheet Signatures for Local Public Agency (LPA) Projects   Advisory  
15-03 03/13/15 Immediately None Panel Sign Wide Flange Post Selection and Plan Detailing   Advisory  
15-02 02/06/15 Letting on or after July 1, 2015 Figure 304-21X Safety Edge   Advisory Figure 304-21X
Number Memo Date Effective Date Affected Design Manual Section Subject PDF Files
Policy Advisory Attachments
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    
14-05 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 September 1, 2014

17-4.02(01)

Subgrade Treatment   Advisory Section 17-4.02(01)
Number Memo Date Effective Date Affected Design Manual Section Subject PDF Files
Policy Advisory Attachments
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 June 1, 2013 and 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
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