Department of Transportation

Policy on use of AASHTO standards

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has published policies on highway design practice. These references may be approved for use in conjunction with various NJDOT manuals. AASHTO policies represent nationwide standards which do not always satisfy New Jersey conditions. When standards differ, the instructions in NJDOT manuals shall govern except on Interstate highways.

AASHTO standards & documents
  • A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets
  • Highway Definitions
  • Roadside Design Guide
  • A Policy on Design Standards - Interstate Systems
  • A Policy on U-Turn Median Openings on Freeways
  • AASHTO Guide for the Design of Pavement Structures
  • An Informational Guide for Roadway Lighting
  • LRFD Bridge Design Specifications
  • Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges
  • Standard Specifications for Moveable Highway Bridges
  • Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaries and Traffic Signals
  • Manual on Foundation Investigations
  • AASHTO/AWS Bridge Welding Code
  • Guide Specifications for Horizontally Curved Highway Bridges
  • Guide Specifications for Fracture Critical Non-redundant Steel Bridge Members

Last updated date: January 21, 2020 11:05 AM