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Practical Design 

Practical Design Implementation CoverPractical Design develops efficient solutions to solve today’s transportation project needs.

Innovation and creativity are necessary to accomplish this goal. This document was prepared to effectively begin implementing Practical Design. It is purposely written to allow flexibility for project specific locations.

Each of these new policies is to be used immediately. Each policy supersedes the current direction contained in the Project Development Manual. However, information contained in the PDM not affected by these policies will continue to be used in the development of improvement projects.

It will take time to fully change design processes, but in the end, the Practical Design method, practiced by all areas of MoDOT, will allow delivery safer roadways, of great value, in a faster manner.

You can view or save the Practical Design Implementation manual by clicking on the link below.

Practical Design Implementation Manual (1.5 mb, 44 pages)


Practical Design Manual Revisions
2/24/06 Pavement
2/24/06 Bridge Approach Slabs


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