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Bureau of Local Roads & Streets Manual - 2005 Edition


The Bureau of Local Roads and Streets publishes and maintains a manual which establishes uniform policies and procedures for the location, design and environmental evaluation of highway construction projects on the local highway system.

The purpose of this policy is to compile the policies and procedures which govern project location, design, and environmental evaluation into one comprehensive manual.

This manual will be issued electronically on April 4, 2005. Designers should begin using the manual at this time. As of January 1, 2006 all design approvals will be based on this manual unless a variance is granted.

Some pages in this manual have been left intentionally blank in order to preserve the proper format for double sided printing of the manual.

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E-mail questions or comments to BLRDOTManual@dot.il.gov

All chapters updated 01/31/2006 unless noted.

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Complete
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(49 MB)
 Updated 11/2012

  Part I - GENERAL
COVER Cover (164 KB)
PREFACE Preface (187 KB) Updated 10/2008
MANUAL FORMAT & UPDATE Manual Format and Update (101 KB) Updated 10/2008
COMMENTS Comments (122 KB)
TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents (181 KB) Updated 12/2011
CHAPTER 1 IDOT ORGANIZATION (602 KB) Updated 2/2008
CHAPTER 2 ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (830 KB) Updated 12/2009
CHAPTER 3 HIGHWAY SYSTEMS (444 KB) Updated 12/2009
CHAPTER 4 LOCAL ROADS AND STREETS FUNDING (314 KB) Updated 10/2013
CHAPTER 5 AGREEMENTS (1.2 MB) Updated 11/2012
CHAPTER 6 BRIDGE INVENTORY AND INSPECTIONS (462 KB) Updated 2/2008
CHAPTER 7 PERMITS (2.8 MB) Updated 12/2008
CHAPTER 8 PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY ACCESSIBILITY TRANSITION PLAN
 
Part II – POLICIES & PROCEDURES for MOTOR FUEL TAX AND STATE-FUNDED PROJECTS
CHAPTER 9 FINANCIAL PLANNING (558 KB) Updated 3/2013
CHAPTER 10 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT (5.6 MB) Updated 7/2013
CHAPTER 11 PLAN DEVELOPMENT (529 KB) Updated 10/2009
CHAPTER 12 LETTING AND CONTRACT WORK (951 KB) Updated 01/2013
CHAPTER 13 PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION (1.0 MB) Updated 11/2008
CHAPTER 14 MAINTENANCE (136 KB) Updated 10/2013
CHAPTER 15 MFT AUDITS (354 KB)
CHAPTER 16 RESERVED (102 KB)
 
Part III – POLICIES AND PROCEDURES for FEDERAL-AID PROJECTS
CHAPTER 17 PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING (434 KB) Updated 6/2007
CHAPTER 18 GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROCEDURES (425 KB)
CHAPTER 19 CATEGORICAL EXCLUSIONS (1.4 MB) Updated 2/2009
CHAPTER 20 SPECIAL ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (1.5 MB) Updated 7/2013
CHAPTER 21 REQUIREMENTS for PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PROGRAMS (490 KB) Updated 5/2007
CHAPTER 22 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT (1.8 MB) Updated 7/2013
CHAPTER 23 PLAN DEVELOPMENT (295 KB) Updated 4/2009
CHAPTER 24 LETTING AND CONTRACT AWARD (541 KB) Updated 10/2008
CHAPTER 25 CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE (314 KB) Updated 01/2012
CHAPTER 26 RESERVED (106 KB)
 
Part IV – PROJECT DESIGN
CHAPTER 27 BASIC DESIGN CONTROLS (475 KB) Updated 10/2012
CHAPTER 28 SIGHT DESIGN (714 KB)
CHAPTER 29 HORIZONTAL ALIGNMENT (1.2 MB)
CHAPTER 30 VERTICAL ALIGNMENT (492 KB) Updated 8/2007
CHAPTER 31 CROSS SECTION ELEMENTS (1.0 MB) Updated 4/2007
CHAPTER 32 GEOMETRIC DESIGN TABLES (NEW CONSTRUCTION or RECONSTRUCTION) (1.3 MB) Updated 10/2008
CHAPTER 33 GEOMETRIC DESIGN of EXISTING HIGHWAYS (800 KB) Updated 12/2011
CHAPTER 34 INTERSECTIONS (2.3 MB) Updated 8/2007
CHAPTER 35 ROADSIDE SAFETY (2.4 MB) Updated 2/2008
CHAPTER 36 BRIDGE/STRUCTURE DESIGN (2.1 MB) Updated 8/2009
CHAPTER 37 RESERVED (7.4 MB) Updated 12/2011
CHAPTER 38 DRAINAGE DESIGN (382 KB) Updated 4/2007
CHAPTER 39 TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES (1.9 MB) Updated 10/2012
CHAPTER 40 RAILROAD GRADE CROSSINGS (693 KB) Updated 12/2006
CHAPTER 41 SPECIAL DESIGN ELEMENTS (609 KB) Updated 10/2013
CHAPTER 42 BICYCLE FACILITIES (425 KB)  Updated 10/2013
CHAPTER 43 RESERVED (91 KB) Updated 12/2011
CHAPTER 44 PAVEMENT DESIGN (997 KB) Updated 12/2011
CHAPTER 45 LOCAL AGENCY PAVEMENT PRESERVATION (5.7 MB) Updated 12/2011
CHAPTER 46 PAVEMENT REHABILITATION (482 KB) Updated 4/2012
 
Part V – APPENDIX
INDEX Subject Index (725 KB) Updated 12/2011
BLRS PMs
BLRS PROCEDURE MEMORANDUMS (6 MB) Updated 2/2014
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