Roadside Hardware Policy and Guidance
Federal-Aid Reimbursement Eligibility Process
Form to Request Eligibility for Federal Aid Reimbursement
FHWA Policy Memoranda on Roadside Hardware
Here’s where to find FHWA policy memoranda on roadside hardware.
Roadside Design: Steel Strong Post W-beam Guidance Memo
A guidance memo was issued on May 17, 2010 on the height of guardrail for new installations. Guidance regarding existing guardrail will be developed in the next several months, in consultation with AASHTO’s Technical Committee on Roadside Safety.
NCHRP Report 350: Recommended Procedures for the Safety Performance Evaluation of Highway Features:
- Part A [PDF 2.44 MB]
- Part B [PDF 1.26 MB]
FHWA policy defines crashworthy devices as those that have passed a crash test conducted under the procedures defined in NCHRP Report 350.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Roadside Safety Appurtenances
Questions and comments from State transportation agencies, industry, and the Federal Highway Administration.
The Roadside Design Guide was revised in 2011 and is available from the AASHTO bookstore at: https://bookstore.transportation.org/collection_detail.aspx?ID=105
A collection of manufacturers that produce roadside hardware.
Search for Crashworthy Hardware (FHWA Hardware Acceptance)
To find hardware that has been tested for crashworthiness according to the NCHRP-recommended procedures, see:
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Roadway Departure Safety Implementation Plans
Roadway Departure Countermeasures
Roadside Design: Steel Strong Post W-beam. A guidance memo was issued on May 17, 2010 on the height of guardrail for new installations. Guidance regarding existing guardrail will be developed in the next several months, in consultation with AASHTO’s Technical Committee on Roadside Safety.
Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity Notice of Proposed Rulemaking [HTML, PDF]
MUTCD Text of the Proposed Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity Standard
Summary of the MUTCD Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity Standard
Revised Assessment of Economic Impacts of Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity
Low Cost Treatments for Horizontal Curve Safety
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