: Local Roads and Streets Committee
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Prepared by the Local Roads and Streets Committee of the Transportation and Development Institute of ASCE. This report gives road engineers increased flexibility by collecting available guidance for resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation projects on local roads. Drawing primarily on case studies of current practices and analyses of safety cost-effectiveness, this book recommends practices that encompass the entire process, but with a special focus on design. Resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation projects are intended to return an existing roadway, including shoulders, bridges, the roadside, and appurtenances, to a condition of structural and functional adequacy. This book defines the types of projects under consideration and identifies the geometric guidelines. Then, recommendations for 12 design criteria are presented in checklist form, supplemented with brief explanations and illustrations. However, engineering judgment based on local conditions is paramount in design to improve safety or an existing roadway. This book will be valuable to highway and engineers?especially those involved in design for local road projects?and local planners.