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NCHRP 20-07/Task 383 [Active]

Review and update of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide
[ NCHRP 20-07 (Research for AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways) ]

  Project Data
Funds: 100,000
Staff Responsibility: David M. Jared
Research Agency: Leidos
Principal Investigator: Joseph G. Jones
Effective Date: 6/27/2016
Completion Date: 10/1/2021

BACKGROUND

AASHTO’s Technical Committee on Roadside Safety (TCRS) is responsible for researching, writing, and publishing the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide (RDG). The RDG 4th

OBJECTIVE

The objective of this project is to complete the preliminary work needed for development and publishing of the RDG 5th edition. Activities will include: (1) assembling the RDG according to a reorganized outline; (2) reviewing and verifying the sources of information currently contained within the RDG; (3) reviewing contemporary research and identifying potential locations to insert new content in the RDG; (4) identifying areas within the RDG where guidance is needed but does not exist; and (5) identifying and recommending other enhancements to the RDG. development of a draft Chapter 2; (2) facilitation of a writing workshop; (3) attendance to TRB Committee AFB20 and TCRS annual meetings; (4) review of state-specific information and websites; (5) tort liability assessment; and (6) a technical writer’s review.

STATUS: The project is active. The scope of the preliminary work has been expanded to include (1)

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