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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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Active Design Bulletins

No. Bulletin Section Category Date
3 Revised Standards for Pavement Marking and Signing of Passing & Climbing Lanes Highway Operations Standards Highway Pavement Marking Guide 2001-08
4 Guidelines for Service Roads along Provincial Highways Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2001-11
6 Typical Traffic Controls for Highway Transitions Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2002-05
7 Guidelines for Establishment of No Passing Zones Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2003-03
13 Revisions to Pavement Design Manual for the Selection of ACP Mix Types and Asphalt Binders Surface Engineering Pavement Design Manual 2018-10
15 Pavement Design Manual - Revisions - Recommended Minimum Thickness First Stage Asphalt Concrete Pavement Surface Engineering Pavement Design Manual 2003-07
16 Drainage Guidelines for Highways Under Provincial Jurisdiction in Urban Areas Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2007-07
17 Urban Highway Geometric Design Guide - Draft Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2018-04
18 Rumble Strip Placement Practices Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2018-03
23 Slip-Formed Concrete Barrier F-Shape Road Geometric Design Roadside Design Guide 2007-09
25 Grass Seed Mixtures used on Highway and Bridge Projects 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 Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2018-04
30 Best Practices for Planning and Design of Freeway Facilities Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2005-10
32 LED Lamp Usage in Traffic Signals, Pedestrian Signals and Beacons Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2006-01
33 Engineering Drawing Submission Requirements on Transportation Projects Professional Services Engineering Consulting Guidelines 2012-02
34 Grid to Ground Survey Application Professional Services Engineering Consulting Guidelines 2006-03
35 New Guidelines for the Design of Roadway Lighting Highway Operations Standards Highway Lighting Guide 2006-06
36 Clearview Hwy Font for Positive Contrast Legends on Guide Signs Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2006-07
38 Vehicle Inspection Stations / Rest Areas in Highway Median Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2010-01
39 Tender Submission Requirements Professional Services Engineering Consulting Guidelines 2007-06
42 Highway Geometric Design Guide Chapter E Interchanges – Shoulder Ramp Width Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2006-12
44 Second Set of DO NOT ENTER and WRONG WAY Signs on Interchange Loop Off-Ramps - Ring Roads Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2007-02
45 Use of Retaining Wall Structures for Bridges and Roadways in Active Watercourse Environments 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 Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2007-04
51 Safety Rest Area and Roadside Turnout Signage 2007 Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Manual 2007-07
52 Use of Highmast Lighting Systems on Alberta Highways 2007 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 Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2007-07
55 Enrollment (Energize) and De-Enrollment (De-Energize) of Highway Lighting and Traffic Control Systems
- AT Enrollment Form
Highway Operations Standards Highway Lighting Guide 2014-07
56 Placement of Stop Lines 2007 Highway Operations Standards Highway Pavement Marking Guide 2007-08
57 Requirements for Alberta Transportation Water Management Projects 2007 Water Management Engineering Consulting Guidelines 2007-10
58 Distances Displayed on Interchange Sequence Signs 2007 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 Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Manual 2008-01
60 Survey Requirements to Support GPS Machine Control Construction Surface Engineering Engineering Consulting Guidelines 2008-12
61 Errata to the Roadside Design Guide, November 2007 Road Geometric Design Roadside Design Guide 2009-07
62 Guardrail Reflectors and Reflective Strips on Guide Posts Highway Operations Standards Highway Pavement Marking Guide 2016-03
63 Revisions/Updates to the Alberta Transportation "Roadside Design Guide", November 2007 Road Geometric Design Roadside Design Guide 2019-10
64 Alberta Weak Post W-Beam Barrier System Road Geometric Design Roadside Design Guide 2012-11
65 Standard Use of Oversize Signs on High-Speed Multi-Lane Divided Highways 2012 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 Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2010-03
67 Median Crossovers on Rural Divided Highways Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2010-03
68 Roundabout Design Guidelines on Provincial Highways Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2016-06
70 Highway Geometric Design Guide, Centreline to Centreline Spacing for New Rural Divided Highways Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2010-06
71 Engineering Consulting Guidelines for Highway, Bridge, and Water Projects Vol. 1-2011 Appendix H
- AT Hydrovac Agreement Form
Utilities and Land Engineering Consulting Guidelines 2013-07
74 Fluorescent Sheeting for Warning Signs Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2012-08
75 High Tension Cable Barrier System - Median and Roadside Installation 2012
Alberta Transportation, "HTCB Basic Dimensions Drawing"
Road Geometric Design Roadside Design Guide 2016-10
76 Ramp Advisory Speed Signage Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2012-02
77 Amendments to Pavement Design Manual Surface Engineering Pavement Design Manual 2017-03
78 Alberta Transportation MicroStation CAD Standards and InRoads Workspace Settings for Highway and Bridge Projects Road Geometric Design Engineering Drafting Guidelines 2013-01
79 Engineering Consulting Guidelines for Highway, Bridge, and Water Projects Volume 1-2011 Appendix H Update Utilities and Land Engineering Consulting Guidelines 2013-04
80 Highway Pavement Marking Guide Clarifications for Intersection Markings Highway Operations Standards Highway Pavement Marking Guide 2013-05
81 Updated "Alberta" Signature for Highway Signs Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2013-05
82 Longitudinal Sign Placement at Highway Intersections Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2014-10
84 Considerations for Selection of Freeway Over/Under Configuration at Service Interchanges Highway and Roadside Planning Highway Geometric Design Guide 2014-11
86 Road Geometric Design Benefit Cost Model 2018-11
87 Eliminating Screw-in Base as a breakaway lighting standard from the Highway Lighting Guide Highway Operations Standards Highway Lighting Guide 2016-02
88 Adoption of Light Emitting Diode (LED) Luminaires for New Lighting Systems Along Provincial Highways Highway Operations Standards Highway Lighting Guide 2017-09
89 Bridge Load Evaluation Manual Bridge Engineering Bridge Design Guide 2015-06
90 Environmental Regulatory Tracking Application Environmental Management Services Environmental Regulatory Tracking Application 2016-12
91 Federal Fisheries Act - Self Assessment Environmental Management Services Environmental Regulations 2016-12
92 Process for Handling Tourism Highway Signage Program (THSP) Signs in Construction Projects Highway Operations Standards Traffic Control Standards 2017-09
93 Bridge Load Evaluation Manual Bridge Engineering Bridge Load Evaluation Manual 2016-12
94 Engineering Consulting Guidelines for Highway, Bridge and Water Projects Volume 1-2011 Appendix H Update Bridge Engineering Highway, Bridge and Water Projects 2017-06
95

Precast Concrete Inspector Certification Requirements

Bridge Engineering Bridge Engineering 2018-08
96 Construction Sequencing and Gap Tolerances For Standard Finger Plate and Cover Plate V-Seal Deck Joints Bridge Engineering Bridge Decks 2018-04
97 Project Identification Signs for Capital Highway Construction and Rehabilitation Projects Highway Operations Traffic Control Standards 2018-01
99 Revisions/Updates to the Alberta Transportation - Highway Geometric Design Guide Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2019-07
100 Median Acceleration Lane Design Guidelines Road Geometric Design Highway Geometric Design Guide 2019-01
101 Engineering Consulting Guidelines for Highway Bridge and Water Projects Volume 1 – Design Tender 2011 Section 4.5 Environmental Risk Assessment Environmental Management Services Environmental Regulations 2018-10
102 Design Criteria for Selection of Seal Coat Type and Other Surface Treatments Design Guide Surface Engineering Pavement Design Guide 2019-10
104 Engineering Consulting Guidelines for Highway Bridge and Water Projects, Volume 1-2011, Section 3 - Right-of-way Utilities and Land Engineering Consulting Guidelines 2019-02
105 Naming and Submitting Roadway Drawings Road Geometric Design Engineering Drafting Guidelines 2019-06

Inactive Design Bulletins

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Important Note:
All drawings on this site have been superseded or obsolete. For current Design Bulletins, refer to http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/649.htm

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BULLETINS