Road Design Plan Preparation Guide

The Plan Preparation Guide is a technical guide for the design of highways and preparation of plans. It is to be used as a supplement to the SCDOT Highway Design Manual, various AASHTO Manuals, and the accepted standard practices of the South Carolina Department of Transportation. It was prepared by Road Design Personnel using previous design material and accepted engineering practices with the approval of the Road Design Engineer.

This Guide is written to provide assistance to the designer by supplementing existing design policies, manuals, and directives recognized by the Department. The Plan Preparation Guide is an effort in providing uniformity, clarity, and accuracy to the plans developed by and for the Department.

  • Preface Plan Covers - Title Sheets Quantity Sheets
  • Chapter 1 Typical Sections, Pavement Design
  • Chapter 2 Typical Sections, Pavement Design
  • Chapter 3 Quantity Computations & Information
  • Chapter 4 Special Drawing, Construction Notes, Miscellaneous Notes
  • Chapter 5 Existing Topography & Profile, Present Right of Way
  • Chapter 6 Horizontal Alignment
  • Chapter 7 Design Channelization
  • Chapter 8 Vertical Alignment, Profile
  • Chapter 9 Drainage Structures, R. C. Box Culverts, Ditches, Gutters, Curbs

SCDOT also publishes Instructional Bulletins which are supplements to this guide. Bulletins are provided for the following years: 1994 - 2015