Location and Design Division

Location and Design Division
Issued April 2020 (Revised March 2023)

Traffic Engineering Design Manual

The most recent version of the Traffic Engineering Design Manual is below.

This version replaces the 2014 edition and will serve as a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) source for the design of signs, signals, markings and lighting.

Future additions and/or revisions to the manual will appear on this web page. The PDF files for the manual are best viewed in Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher.

The information provided in this electronic version of the Traffic Engineering Design Manual is a product of, and copyrighted by, VDOT and is intended to be used for informational purposes only and is not to be sold or otherwise distributed for profit.

Although this data has been tested by VDOT, no expressed or implied warranties are made by VDOT concerning, the accuracy, completeness, reliability and usability of this information.

VDOT assumes no responsibility for any incorrect outcomes or damage resulting from the use of this information.

All users shall expressly hold VDOT harmless from any liability or loss due to a virus or any other computer or software generated problem associated with these files. 

If you have any technical questions or problems, contact the CADD Support Helpdesk, 804-786-1280 or 1-888-683-0345.

If you have any questions or concerns with the content of the manual, contact Federico Gontaruk.

This manual is no longer available for purchase.

Page last modified: Sept. 25, 2023