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Pavement Design

Pavement Design Manual
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About the Manual

 

This manual provides background information pertaining to pavement design. It also includes guidance for performing pavement surveys, preparation of design recommendations, and submittal of the Materials Design Recommendations (MDR) Report (formerly called the Soils Letter). It is based on past Mn/DOT experience, the experience of other groups and agencies with similar requirements, and the current state of the practice in pavement engineering.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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Table of Contents

 

1. General (PDF 23 KB, 3 pp)

 

2. Geology: This information is located in the Geotechnical Manual (PDF 4.6 MB, 112 pp)

 

3. Materials Characterization
 3.1 Rock: This information is located in the Geotechnical Manual (PDF 4.6 MB, 112 pp)
 3.2 Subgrade Soils (PDF 985 KB, 39 pp)
 3.3 Pavement Materials (PDF 137 KB, 18 pp)

 

4. Investigation (PDF 572 KB, 49 pp)

 

5. Design
 5.1 & 5.2 Design Considerations, Geotechnical Design (PDF 1 MB, 34 pp)
 5.3 Pavement Design (PDF 1.3 MB, 64 pp)
 5.4 & 5.5 Drainage, Aggregate Surfaced Road Design (PDF 300 KB, 20 pp)

 

Appendix D: Unbonded Concrete Overlay Design (PDF 330 KB, 17 pp)

updated June 21, 2010

 

Pending completion of the new manual the following link refers to the 1994 version:

6. Design Recommendations Report (PDF 64 KB 9 pp)

 

Appendix  A: Aggregate Sources (PDF 49 KB, 12 pp)
Appendix  C: Design Recommendation/Soil Letter Resolution (PDF 26 KB, 4 pp)
Appendix  E : Pavement Rehabilitation Selection Process (PDF 68 KB, 8 pp)

 

Pavement Design Examples (PDF 32 KB, 4 pp)