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Design Bulletins

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Of interest to Engineering Consultants and the Department's Construction Contract Administrators, this section contains documents intended to clarify or supplement information contained in the Department's Design Guide, Traffic Control Standards Manual, Engineering Consultant Guidelines for Primary Highway Projects, Standard Specification for Highway Construction or related documents.

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BULLETINS

No. Bulletin Section Category Date
3 Revised Standards for Pavement Marking and Signing of Passing & Climbing Lanes. (pdf 101 K) Highway Operations Standards Highway Pavement Marking Guide 2001-08
4 Guidelines for Service Roads along Provincial Highways (pdf 13 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2001-11
6 Typical Traffic Controls for Highway Transitions (pdf 13 K) Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2002-05
7 Guidelines for Establishment of No Passing Zones (pdf 13 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2003-03
13 Revisons to Pavement Design Manual for the Selection of ACP Mix Types and Asphalt Binders (pdf 296K) Surface Engineering Pavement Design Manual 2017-06
15 Pavement Design Manual - Revisions - Recommended Minimum Thickness First Stage Asphalt Concrete Pavement (pdf 13 K) Surface Engineering Pavement Design Manual 2003-07
16 Drainage Guidelines for Highways Under Provincial Jurisdiction in Urban Areas (pdf 14 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2007-07
17 Urban Highway Geometric Design Guide - Draft (pdf 69 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2003-11
18 Rumble Strip Placement Practices (pdf 493 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2012-04
23 Slip-Formed Concrete Barrier F-Shape (pdf 30 K) Highway Geometric Design Roadside Design Guide 2007-09
25 Grass Seed Mixtures used on Highway and Bridge Projects (pdf 150 K) Professional Services Engineering Consultant Guidelines 2015-10
27 Provincial Highway Service Classification System and Provision of Additional Pavement Width to Allow for Two Future Overlays (pdf 47 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2008-12
30 Best Practices for Planning and Design of Freeway Facilities (pdf 139 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2005-10
32 LED Lamp Usage in Traffic Signals, Pedestrian Signals and Beacons (pdf 253 K) Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2006-01
33 Engineering Drawing Submission Requirements on Transportation Projects (pdf 223 K) Professional Services Engineering Consulting Guidelines 2012-02
34 Grid to Ground Survey Application (pdf 43 K) Professional Services Engineering Consulting Guidelines 2006-03
35 New Guidelines for the Design of Roadway Lighting (pdf 424 K) Highway Operations Standards Highway Lighting Guide 2006-06
36 Clearview Hwy Font for Positive Contrast Legends on Guide Signs (pdf 119 K) Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2006-07
38 Vehicle Inspection Stations / Rest Areas in Highway Median (pdf 37 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2010-01
39 Tender Submission Requirements (pdf 202 K) Professional Services Engineering Consulting Guidelines 2007-06
42 Highway Geometric Design Guide Chapter E Interchanges Shoulder Ramp Width (pdf 42 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2006-12
43 Painted Lane Width for Alberta Highways (pdf 109 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2007-01
44 Second Set of DO NOT ENTER and WRONG WAY Signs on Interchange Loop Off-Ramps - Ring Roads (pdf 40 K) Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2007-02
45 Use of Retaining Wall Structures for Bridges and Roadways in Active Watercourse Environments (pdf 335 K) Bridge Engineering Bridge Conceptual Design Guideline 2007-02
47 Paving and Upgrading of Highway Intersections with Gravel/Paved Roadways at the Time of Grading or First Stage Paving and Final Paving or Pavement Rehabilitation (pdf 129 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2007-04
51 Safety Rest Area and Roadside Turnout Signage 2007 (pdf 91 K) Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Manual 2007-07
52 Use of Highmast Lighting Systems on Alberta Highways 2007 (pdf 57 K) Highway Operations Standards Highway Lighting Guide 2007-06
54 Divided Highway Cross Section with C-D Road or Exit Ramp/Entrance Ramp on Alberta Highways 2007 (pdf 18 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2007-07
55 Enrollment (Energize) and De-Enrollment (De-Energize) of Highway Lighting and Traffic Control Systems (pdf 130 K)
- AT Enrollment Form (xls 151 K)
Highway Operations Standards Highway Lighting Guide 2014-07
56 Placement of Stop Lines 2007 (pdf 140 K) Highway Operations Standards Highway Pavement Marking Guide 2007-08
57 Requirements for Alberta Transportation Water Management Projects 2007 (pdf 104 K) Water Management Engineering Consulting Guidelines 2007-10
58 Distances Displayed on Interchange Sequence Signs 2007 (pdf 61 K) Highway Operations Standards Highway Guide and Information Sign Manual 2007-11
59 Tourism Highway Signage Program Brown Sign Conversion as a Result of Highway Construction/Rehabilitation Projects 2008 (pdf 79 K) Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Manual 2008-01
60 Survey Requirements to Support GPS Machine Control Construction (pdf 162 K) Surface Engineering Engineering Consulting Guidelines 2008-12
61 Errata to the Roadside Design Guide, November 2007 (pdf 73 K) Highway Geometric Design Roadside Design Guide 2009-07
62 Guardrail Reflectors and Reflective Strips on Guide Posts (pdf 302 K) Highway Operations Standards Highway Pavement Marking Guide 2016-03
63 Revisions/Updates to the Alberta Transportation "Roadside Design Guide", November 2007 (pdf 384 K) Highway Geometric Design Roadside Design Guide 2017-05
64 Alberta Weak Post W-Beam Barrier System (pdf 106 K) Highway Geometric Design Roadside Design Guide 2012-11
65 Standard Use of Oversize Signs on High-Speed Multi-Lane Divided Highways 2012 (pdf 267 K) Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Manual 2012-12
66 Amendment to the Highway Geometric Design Guide, Chapter B, Climbing Lane Warrants for Two Lane Undivided and Four Lane Divided Highways 2010 (pdf 1265 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2010-03
67 Median Crossovers on Rural Divided Highways (pdf 43 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2010-03
68 Roundabout Design Guidelines on Provincial Highways (pdf 7760 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2016-06
70 Highway Geometric Design Guide, Centreline to Centreline Spacing for New Rural Divided Highways (pdf 851 K) Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2010-06
71 Engineering Consulting Guidelines for Highway, Bridge, and Water Projects Vol. 1-2011 Appendix H (pdf 733 K)
- AT Hydrovac Agreement Form (doc 44 K)
Utilities and Land Engineering Consulting Guidelines 2013-07
72 Design Standards / Practice Exception Request Process (pdf 591K)
- Design Exception Request Form (doc 186K)
- Benefit Cost Model and User Guide
Highway Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2017-09
74 Fluorescent Sheeting for Warning Signs (pdf 280 K) Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2012-08
75 High Tension Cable Barrier System - Median and Roadside Installation 2012 (pdf 595 K)
Alberta Transportation, "HTCB Basic Dimensions Drawing" (pdf 287 K)
Highway Geometric Design Roadside Design Guide 2016-10
76 Ramp Advisory Speed Signage (pdf 262 K) Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2012-02
77 Amendments to Pavement Design Manual (pdf 55 K) Surface Engineering Pavement Design Manual 2017-03
78 Alberta Transportation MicroStation CAD Standards and InRoads Workspace Settings for Highway and Bridge Projects (pdf 28 K) Highway Geometric Design Engineering Drafting Guidelines 2013-01
79 Engineering Consulting Guidelines for Highway, Bridge, and Water Projects Volume 1-2011 Appendix H Update (pdf 8804 K) Utilities and Land Engineering Consulting Guidelines 2013-04
80 Highway Pavement Marking Guide Clarifications for Intersection Markings (pdf 260 K) Highway Operations Standards Highway Pavement Marking Guide 2013-05
81 Updated "Alberta" Signature for Highway Signs (pdf 296 K) Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2013-05
82 Longitudinal Sign Placement at Highway Intersections (pdf 1841 K) Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2014-10
83 (Temporarily Suspended) Project Identification Sign for Capital Construction Projects (pdf 2244 K) Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2014-05
84 Considerations for Selection of Freeway Over/Under Configuration at Service Interchanges (pdf 871 K) Highway and Roadside Planning Highway Geometric Design Guide 2014-11
85 Late Merge (Zipper Merge) Traffic Accommodation Strategy for Work Zones along Provincial Highways (pdf 145 K) Highway Operations Standards Traffic Accommodation in Work Zones 2015-02
86 Benefit Cost Model and User Guide 2015 (pdf 897 K)
AT Benefit Cost Model and User Guide
Highway Geometric Design Benefit Cost Model 2017-02
87 Eliminating Screw-in Base as a breakaway lighting standard from the Highway Lighting Guide (pdf 601 K) Highway Operations Standards Highway Lighting Guide 2016-02
88 PENDING
89 Bridge Load Evaluation Manual (pdf 47 K) Bridge Engineering Bridge Design Guide 2015-06
90 Environmental Regulatory Tracking Application (pdf 47 K) Environmental Management Services Environmental Regulatory Tracking Application 2016-12
91 Federal Fisheries Act - Self Assessment (pdf 47 K) Environmental Management Services Environmental Regulations 2016-12
92 Process for Handling Tourism Highway Signage Program (THSP) Signs in Construction Projects (pdf 128 K) Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2017-05
93 Bridge Load Evaluation Manual (pdf 54 K) Bridge Engineering Bridge Load Evaluation Manual 2016-12
94 Engineering Consulting Guidelines for Highway, Bridge and Water Projects Volume 1-2011 Appendix H Update Highway, Bridge and Water Projects 2017-06