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Design Memorandums

State of California
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M e m o r a n d u m
To:   CALTRANS DESIGN STAFF  

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January 2, 1996

From: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
STATE AND LOCAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Subject: Design Speeds

The purpose of this memo is to remind all users of the Highway Design Manual of the intent of Index 101.2 "Design Speeds". When choosing a design speed for a facility, a speed equal to or greater than the anticipated posted speed should be considered. This is particularly important in lieu of the recently passed national speed limit legislation allowing the speed limits of many facilities to increase to 65 mph or greater.

If you have any questions regarding this memo, please contact your Headquarters Traffic Reviewer, Project Development Coordinator or Geometric Reviewer.

D. H. BENJAMIN
Program Manager
State & Local Project Development


 

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