Table of contents

Overview

The chapters within the Highway Geometric Design Guide gives comprehensive guidance for the planning, design and construction of Alberta highways. Chapter topics include:

  • basic design principles
  • alignment elements
  • cross-section elements
  • at-grade intersections
  • interchanges
  • roadside facilities
  • 3R/4R geometric design guidelines
  • access management guidelines
  • low volume rural roads

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For the most recent revisions to the guide, see Design Bulletin #99.

New and updated figures

Last updated August 2021.

  • Chapter C
    • C-6.0
      Centreline to Centreline Spacing for New Rural Divided Highways in Alberta
    • C-9.3.1
      Clearance Box for Railway Overpass
    • C-9.3.2
      Minimum Clearance Box for Railway Underpass and Grade Separation
    • C-9.3.3
      Typical Details of Highway Grade Separation for RAD-412.4
    • C-8.1c
      Pavement Sideslope at Various Stages of "New Construction" Projects for RFD and RAD 616.6, RFD and RAD 282.4, RAU 283, RAU 282 and RAU 281
    • C-8.1d
      Pavement Sideslope at Various Stages of "Widening" Type Projects for RFD / RAD 616.6, RFD/RAD 412.4, RAU 283, RAU 282, and RAU 281
    • C-8.1e
      Pavement Sideslope at Various Stages of "New Construction" Projects for RAU and RCU 280, RAU and RCU 209, and RCU 208
    • C-8.1f
      Pavement Sideslope at Various Stages of "Widening" Type Projects for RAU and RCU 280, RAU or RCU 209, and RCU 208
    • C-8.1g
      Typical Pavement Design for 4-Lane Divided Hwy RFD-412.4-130 and RAD-412.4-120
    • C-8.2a
      Standard Cross-Section for 6-Lane Divided Highway RFD and RAD-616.6-130
    • C-8.2b
      Standard Cross-Section for 4-Lane Divided Highway RFD-412.4-130 and RAD-412.4-120
    • C-8.2c
      Standard Cross-Section for RAU-213-130 and 120
    • C-8.2d
      Standard Cross-Section for RAU-212-120 and 110
    • C-8.2e
      Standard Cross-Section for RAU-211-110
    • C-8.2f
      Standard Cross-Section for RAU-210-110
    • C-8.2g
      Standard Cross-Section for RAU and RCU-209-110
    • C-8.2h
      Standard Cross-Section for RAU-208-110 and 100
    • C-8.2i
      Standard Cross-Section for RCU-208-110 and 100
    • C-8.2j
      Standard Cross-Section for RLU-210G-100
    • C-8.2k
      Standard Cross-Section for Service Roads RLU-208G-90
    • C-8.2l
      Standard Cross-Section for RCU-211L-110
    • C-8.2m
      Standard Cross-Section for RCU-208P-80 (Highway Within Provincial Park Boundary)
    • C-8.2n
      Standard Cross-Section Through Muskeg or Adjacent to Open Water on 2-Lane Undivided Highways
    • C-8.2o
      Standard Cross-Section in Rock Cut on 2-Lane Undivided Highways
    • C-8.2p
      Standard Cross-Section Using Modified Subgrade for RAU and RCU-210-110
    • C-8.2q
      Standard Cross-Section Using Modified Subgrade for RAU and RCU-209-110
  • Chapter E
    • E.1.1
      Design Standards of Exit and Entrance Terminals for Divided Highways at Interchanges
    • E.1.2
      Details of Entrance Terminals on Divided Highways at Interchanges
    • E.1.3
      Details of Exit Terminals on Divided Highways at Interchanges
  • Chapter G
    • G-1.1
      Suggested Minimum Roadway Width for Rural Highways in Alberta (shown in terms of existing AADT)

Inactive figures

All drawings in this section have been superseded or made obsolete.

Last updated October 2017.

  • Chapter C
    • C-8.1c
      (Superseded) Pavement Sideslope at Various Stages of "New Construction" Projects for RFD/RAD 616.6, RFD/RAD 282.4, RAU 283, RAU 282 and RAU 281
    • C-8.1d
      (Superseded) Pavement Sideslope at Various Stages of "Widening" Type Projects for RFD/RAD 616.6, RFD/RAD 412.4, RAU 283, RAU 282, and RAU 281
    • C-8.1e
      (Superseded) Pavement Sideslope at Various Stages of "New Construction" Projects for RAU/RCU 280, RAU/RCU 209 and RCU 208
    • C-8.1f
      (Superseded) Pavement Sideslope at Various Stages of "Widening" Type Projects for RAU/RCU 280, RAU/RCU 209 and RCU 208
    • C-8.1g
      (Superseded) Typical Pavement Design for 4-Lane Divided Hwy RFD-412.4-130 and RAD-412.4-120
    • C-8.2a
      (Superseded) Standard Cross-Section for 6-Lane Divided Highway RFD/RAD-616.6-130
    • C-8.2b
      (Superseded) Standard Cross-Section for 4-Lane Divided Highway RFD-412.4-130 and RAD-412.4-120
    • C-8.2c
      (Superseded) Standard Cross-Section for RAU-213-130/120
    • C-8.2d
      (Superseded) Standard Cross-Section for RAU-212-120/110
    • C-8.2e
      (Superseded) Standard Cross-Section for RAU-211-110
    • C-8.2f
      (Superseded) Standard Cross-Section for RAU-210-110
    • C-8.2g
      (Superseded) Standard Cross-Section for RAU/RCU-209-110
    • C-8.2h
      (Superseded) Standard Cross-Section for RAU-208-110/100
    • C-8.2i
      (Superseded) Standard Cross-Section for RCU-208-110/100
    • C-8.2n
      (Superseded) Standard Cross-Section Through Muskeg or Adjacent to Open Water on 2-Lane Undivided Highways
    • C-8.2o
      (Superseded) Standard Cross-Section in Rock Cut on 2-Lane Undivided Highways
    • C-8.2p
      (Superseded) Standard Cross-Section Using Modified Subgrade for RAU/RCU-210-110
    • C-8.2q
      (Superseded) Standard Cross-Section Using Modified Subgrade for RAU/RCU-209-110
  • Chapter G
    • G-1.1
      (Superseded) Suggested Minimum Roadway Width for Rural Highways in Alberta (shown in terms of existing AADT)

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