This guide is the product of WSDOT pavement experience, research (state, national, international) and various analyses. The need for this document became more apparent as WSDOT adopted new state-of-the-practice and state-of-the-art design practices. Further, the manual will be of value to both District and Headquarters personnel in designing and evaluating pavement structures. Possibly as important, is the need to understand why pavements perform the way they do. These kinds of issues were not addressed in prior versions of the WSDOT Design Manual.
This guide has been prepared for WSDOT personnel in designing, constructing, and maintaining pavement structures. It is a massive three volume work. Volume 1. Pavement policy. Volume 2. Pavement notes. Volume 3. Pavement analysis computer software and case studies.
A copy of this report is available at the WSDOT HQ Library.
The Pavement Guide will not remain static. It will be updated and revised to incorporate new, improved concepts and designs. The current version is available for purchase from WSDOT Engineering Publications: E-mail Engineering Publications
For more information please contact the WSDOT Library: WSDOT HQ Library e-mail address