Technology Transfer Center

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The Technology Transfer (T2) Program is a nationwide effort financed jointly by the Federal Highway Administration and individual state departments of transportation. Its purpose is to transfer the latest state-of-the-art technology in the areas of roads and bridges by translating the technology into terms understood by local and state highway or transportation personnel.

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The Technology Transfer Training Program offers local agencies technical and non-technical training. The seminars and classes are tuition free. A variety of subjects are offered at training sites around the state in an effort to bring the training closer to local agency personnel. Classes and seminars present information on various aspects of highway design, construction, maintenance, work zone safety and general safety. For a complete class schedule and a brief description of each class of the T2 Center training program, click the pdf below.


Flagger Training

Flaggers are the most important members of your construction or maintenance crew. In order to protect your work zones, every flagger is required to know proper flagging procedures and use the appropriate equipment. Chapter 6E of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control (MUTCD) contains all of the flagger requirements and recommendations. Please view the MUTCD for more information.

Click here to go to the Learning Management System (LMS) to check on your training credentials.


The Publication Library offers renewable source publications and limited copy SHRP and FHWA publications. All are provided free of charge. Distribution will be on a first come, first served basis, while they last.

To order a publication, complete Video/Publication Order Form and submit to:

Illinois Department of Transportation
Technology Transfer Center Room 205
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764

Or fax: (217) 785-7296


P000Illinois Technology Transfer's Videotape/Publication Catalog, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2004
This catalog contains a complete listing of videotapes and publications in the library. (69 pages)

Work Area Protection Guide, 2010
This pamphlet provides MUTCD (part 6) traffic control layouts for different types of encroachments onto the pavement. (83 pages)
P003Flaggers Handbook, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2010
A "how to" booklet for flaggers. (21 pages)
P004Illinois Highway Design Standards for Traffic Control, IDOT, Bureau of Operations, 2010
IDOT’s current traffic control standards, includes the 5 urban cases. (47 pages)
P005Work Zone Traffic Control, IDOT, Bureau of Operations, 2002
This booklet contains excerpts from the IDOT Spec. book and the Supplemental Specifications and Recurring Special Provisions regarding work zone traffic control. (60 pages)
Note: Interim Special Provisions are not included in this booklet.
P006Quality Standard for Work Zone Traffic Control Devices, IDOT, Bureau of Operations, 2010
This booklet is a visual identification system to identify acceptable, marginal, and unacceptable signs, panels, drums and cones. (17 pages)
P007Maintenance of Signs and Sign Supports for Local Roads & Streets, FHWA, 2010
Publication FHWA-RT-00-00
A guide for street and maintenance personnel. Covers repairs and replacement of sign panels and supports, and the materials and equipment to do this. (66 pages)
P008Rating Unsurfaced Roads, US Army Corps of Engineers, 1988
A field manual for measuring maintenance problems. Covers dividing your road network into branches and sections, inspecting unsurfaced roads, and calculating ratings. (35 pages)
P009Pothole Primer, US Army Corps of Engineers, 1989
A public administrators guide to understanding and managing the pothole problem. Covers identifying and cataloging causes of why potholes form and discusses how to resolve problems. Discusses patching procedures for all types of potholes. (28 pages)
P010Local Low Volume Roads and Streets, FHWA, 1992
Publication FHWA-SA-93-006
Provides local agencies with basic information concerning local low volume roads and streets (usually less than 500 vehicles daily). It is easy to use and specific topics are quickly located. (160 pages)
P012Safe Winter Driving on Illinois Roadways, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 1995 
Safety tips for winter driving and how not to hinder the operation of the snowplow. (2 pages)
P013Manual of Practice for an Effective Anti-icing Program: A Guide for Highway Winter Maintenance Personnel, FHWA, 1996
Publication FHWA-RD-95-202
This manual provides information for successful implementation of an effective highway anti-icing program. It is written to guide the maintenance manager in developing a systematic and efficient practice for maintaining roads in the best conditions possible during a winter storm. It describes the significant factors that should be understood and must be addressed in an anti-icing program, with the recognition that the development of the program must be based on the specific needs of the site or region within its reach. The manual includes recommendations for anti-icing practices and guidance for conducting anti-icing operations during specific precipitation and weather events. (70 pages)
P014Tailgate Talks, IDOT, Bureau of Operations, 1993
This book is a safety guide covering a variety of work and work related situations. It can be used by supervisors as a training manual or as a safety guide for work crews. Topics include accident and injury prevention situations, driving skills, electricity, emergencies, fire prevention, first aid, equipment, housekeeping, tools of the trade, work in the woods, hand and power tools, real-life accidents, personal care, office and off the job safety, on the job safety, and others. (300 pages)
P015Handbook on Successful Supervision for Supervisors, FHWA, 1990
This handbook is valuable source of information for supervisors and managers. It contains chapters on managing, motivating and communicating. This guide includes information on delegating, training, problem solving, developing teamwork, public relations and several other important supervisory activities. (130 pages)
P016Concrete - PASER Manual, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
This manual will help people in local agencies use the PASER system to evaluate concrete pavement surface condition. They can use techniques alone to manage pavements, or incorporate them into a more comprehensive management system. (48 pages)
P017Asphalt - PASER Manual, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
This bulletin will help people in local agencies use the PASER system to evaluate asphalt pavement surface condition. They can use techniques alone to manage pavements, or incorporate them into a more comprehensive management system. (40 pages)
P018General Administrative Duties of the Township Highway Commissioner, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2013
This manual was prepared for use in General Administrative Duties of the Township Highway Commissioner's Seminar. The manual went through extensive revisions in 2001 and was prepared through cooperative efforts of the Illinois Association of County Engineers, the Township Officials of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs and the Illinois Department of Transportation Bureau of Local Roads and Streets' Technology Transfer Center. The manual was updated in July 2017.
P019Stabilization Selection Guide for Aggregate- and Native-Surfaced Low Volume Roads, USDA Forest Service, 2009
Describes USDOT transportation professional capacity building (PCB) efforts, and provides links and contacts for 9 PCB programs and 8 partners
P020Pocket Guide: GASB 34 Phase III Local Government, Ohio LTAP, 2003
This guide provides a brief overview on GASB-34 requirements. (10 pages)
P021Extended Life Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement, IDOT, D5, 2003
Summary of I-70 reconstruction project using new PCC extended life design. (10 pages)
P022Gravel - PASER Manual, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
This bulletin will help people in local agencies use the PASER system to evaluate gravel pavement surface condition. They can use techniques alone to manage pavements, or incorporate them into a more comprehensive management system. (32 pages)
P023Work Site Protection Manual: Operation Activities and Emergency Callouts, IDOT, Bureau of Operations, 2010
This booklet was prepared for employees of the IDOT only. This is the Department's policy for the proper application of traffic control devices for all operations work, except for snow and ice control and emergency traffic patrol. These cases establish the minimum requirements. If additional devices are needed to enhance safety, they should be added when necessary. (116 pages)
P024Work Site Protection Manual: Other than Highway Maintenance and Traffic Crews, IDOT, Bureau of Operations, 2001
This booklet was prepared for employees of the IDOT only. This is the Department's policy for the proper application of traffic control devices for all IDOT employees working on or near open traffic lanes. These cases establish the minimum requirements. If additional devices are needed to enhance safety, they should be added when necessary. (143 pages)
P025Implementing Bicycle Improvements at the Local Level, FHWA, 1998
Publication FHWA-98-105
The purpose of this document is to provide detailed information on how to implement some of the most useful and popular bicycling components intended to increase the levels and safety of bicycle use within the affected communities. The advice contained herein will be most useful for those at the local - typically below the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) - level working to implement the MPO long-range plans. (106 pages)
P026Specifications & Special Provisions: Development and Usage for Local Agencies., IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2001
This pamphlet was prepared to provide local agencies and consultants with a quick reference to the development and use of specifications and special provisions. It is intended that the provisions of this pamphlet be a reference and not the final authority (13 pages)
P027Highway - Rail Grade Crossing Safety & Enforcement Manual, Illinois Commerce Commission, 2003
This booklet seeks to assist law enforcement officers and other first responders to safely investigate crashes, deaths, and injuries at highway - rail grade crossings and on railroad rights-of-way. (27 pages)
P028Superpave Fundamentals Reference Manual, National Highway Institute, 2000
This publication gives a general overview of superpave concepts and was developed for use in NHI Course Number 131053. (157 pages)
P029The Illinois Grade Crossing Protection Fund, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2015
This publication gives an overview of the use, operation, and administration of the IL grade crossing protection fund. (44 pages)
P030Signing of Road District and Township Highways, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2017
This booklet is to furnish guidance to the Highway Commissioner regarding signs and their uses and traffic control devices. Any reference to the "Manual" is to the "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices" or the "Illinois Supplement to the National Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices". (78 pages)
P031Motor Fuel Tax Funds: Source, Distribution, & Uses for Counties, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2017
This pamphlet was prepared to provide local agency's officials with a quick reference to the source, distribution and uses of Motor Fuel Tax funds. It is the intent that the provisions of this document be a reference and not the final authority on the receipt or expenditure of Motor Fuel Tax funds. (13 pages)
P032Motor Fuel Tax Funds: Source, Distribution, & Uses for Municipalities, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2017
This pamphlet was prepared to provide local agency's officials with a quick reference to the source, distribution and uses of Motor Fuel Tax funds. It is the intent that the provisions of this document be a reference and not the final authority on the receipt or expenditure of Motor Fuel Tax funds. (13 pages)
P033Motor Fuel Tax Funds: Source, Distribution, & Uses for Road Districts, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2017
This pamphlet was prepared to provide local agency's officials with a quick reference to the source, distribution and uses of Motor Fuel Tax funds. It is the intent that the provisions of this document be a reference and not the final authority on the receipt or expenditure of Motor Fuel Tax funds. (15 pages)
P034Highway Jurisdiction Guidelines for Highway and Street Systems, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2006
These guidelines summarize highway jurisdiction issues and outlines the process required for jurisdictional transfers. It also addresses vacations and additions to the township and road district system. These guidelines take you step by step through the process describing the required actions, and if applicable, alternatives. (122 pages)
P035Response Handbook for Incidents, Disasters, and Emergencies, IDOT, Bureau of Operations, 2004
This manual is intended to provide critical information, which is found throughout IDOT plans and manuals. R.H.I.D.E. is intended to supplement and augment existing emergency plans, policies, and procedures. Specific attention is given to "immediate actions" and enabling IDOT personnel to react to the situation as it occurs. Your personal safety is of primary concern when evaluating and taking action.
P037Working with Positive Protection, IDOT, 2004
This brochure is intended to inform workers of the nature of positive protection in highway work zones, to note the limitations of positive protection, and to let workers know what they can do to maximize safety when working in areas separated from traffic by positive protection.
P038Selecting a Preventive Maintenance Treatment for Flexible Pavements, FP2, 2000
This report specifically addresses flexible pavement preventive maintenance, including the types of pavements that are candidates for preventive maintenance, the available treatments, where and when they should be used, their cost effectiveness, the factors to be considered in selecting the appropriate treatment strategy, and a methodology to determine the most effective treatment for a particular pavement.
P039Accessible Public Rights-of-Way Design Guide, US Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, 2001
This design guide was developed by the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (the Access Board) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)/Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to assist public works and transportation agencies covered by title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in designing and constructing public sidewalks and street crossings. The recommendations in this publication may also be applied to shared-use paths that occupy a public right-of-way. State and local transportation engineers, planners, landscape architects, civil engineers, and others who design pedestrian facilities will also find useful guidance here for improving existing public pedestrian circulation networks to be more usable by pedestrians who have disabilities.
P040Handbook for Simplified Practice for Traffic Studies, Iowa State University, 2002
This handbook describes simplified traffic study procedures that are easy to apply and are written for all potential users (civil engineers and traffic engineers, public works mangers, city managers and attorneys, and the general public).
P041Asphalt Seal Coats, Washington State DOT, 2003
This publication explains the different types of seal coats and provides an overview of construction methods.
P043The Illinois Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (IMUTCD) consists of the national Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NMUTCD) issued by the Federal Highway Administration as amended by the Illinois Supplement to the MUTCD. The MUTCD is available online at

Current Issue

In the interest of statewide uniformity, forward requests for interpretations, experimentation, and changes to the MUTCS of IL Supplement to
P048Asset Management Overview, Federal Highway Administration, 2007
Asset management, as described in this publication, is a business process and a decision-making framework that covers an extended time horizon, draws from economics and engineering theory and practice, and considers a broad range of assets. The approach incorporates the economic assessment of tradeoffs between alternative investment options at both the project level and the network or system level, and uses this information to help agencies make cost-effective investment decisions. This publication identifies next steps, challenges, and strategies in implementing a Transportation Asset Management program. (52 pages)
P049Traffic Monitoring: A Guidebook, 2010
This guidebook will provide an overview of traffic monitoring through simple descriptions which explain the various basic concepts related to a successful traffic monitoring program. The intent of this guidebook is to consolidate and simplify technical and highly detailed traffic monitoring information into a document that can be used as a first step or introduction toward understanding traffic monitoring equipment capabilities and limitations. Furthermore, this document investigates some of the challenges associated with a traffic monitoring program including variability in traffic, adjustment factors, and strategies for assisting with under-funded programs.
P050Erosion and Sediment Control Field Guide for Construction Inspection, 2010
The purpose of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Storm Water Quality (SWQ) and Erosion Control Manual is to provide a technical guide containing practices for the correct installation, maintenance, inspection and compliance of storm water erosion and sediment control (ESC) for IDOT's roadway projects. This Manual provides guidance in the form of Best Management Practices (BMPs) that will assist a Resident Engineer/Technician (RE/T) in the management of pollutants on a construction site in order to minimize the discharge of pollutants into Illinois waters. The pollutants of concern normally associated with a construction project include:•Sediment from construction
•Chemicals used for construction (paint, concrete curing compounds (CCC), concrete washout waste)
•Trash and litter
•Construction debris
•Fuels, oils, solvents used for equipment maintenance
•Discharges from temporary use, storage and stockpile areas
P051Concrete Pavement Field Reference: Preservation and Repair, 2008
Compared to new construction, field repairs sometimes require more engineering judgment and on-the-fly decision to be made. The primary reason is as old as paving itself: Placing a relatively stable pavement system on a dynamic surface (the ground below) is bound to create a few surprises. In addition to this, there are usage factors (traffic volume, loadings, etc.); climatic conditions; and a host of other things that can affect a pavement. There can be many "unknowns" beneath the surface of the pavement, and of course, there are no two repair scenarios that are exactly alike.

This reference is not intended to be the final word in repair and restoration. Rather, it is a common-sense guide for quality concrete pavement repair and resurfacing. It represents some current best-practices, as well as a good-faith representation of methods, materials, machines, and instruments currently available for field repairs of concrete pavements.

This is a document which serves to educate, guide, and inform all parties involved in a concrete pavement repair project, from contractors to consultants to agencies/owners and just about everyone involved in repairing or resurfacing a pavement. Although nothing can replace experience, skill, and sound judgment, it is our hope that this guide will augment those "human factors."
P052Implementing Pavement Management Systems for Local Agencies Implementation Guide, 2011
This publication is based on the results of ICT-R27-87, Implementing Pavement Management Systems for Local Agencies. ICT-R27-87 was conducted in cooperation with the Illinois Center for Transportation; the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Division of Highways; and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
P053Seal Coats (Oil and Chipping)

Other Publications


L002Snow Fence Guide, Strategic Highway Research Program, 2001
Publication SHRP-H-320
This guide contains everything maintenance personnel need to know in order to design and locate snow fences correctly. A 21-minute video, "Effective Snow Fences," supplements this guide. (61 pages)

Materials and Procedures for Repair of Potholes in Asphalt-Surfaced Pavements, FHWA, 2001
Publication FHWA-RD-99-168
This Manual of Practice is an updated version of the 1993 SHRP Pothole Repair Manual. It contains the latest information pertaining to the types and performance characteristics of repair materials and methods, as well as, the proper ways of planning, designing, constructing, and monitoring the performance of pothole repair projects. It also details how the cost effectiveness of pothole patch types can be determined and it provides a updated partial listing of material and equipment manufacturers. (73 pages)
Materials and Procedures for Repair of Potholes in Asphalt-Surfaced Pavements, FHWA, 2001
Publication FHWA-RD-99-168
This Manual of Practice is an updated version of the 1993 SHRP Pothole Repair Manual. It contains the latest information pertaining to the types and performance characteristics of repair materials and methods, as well as, the proper ways of planning, designing, constructing, and monitoring the performance of pothole repair projects. It also details how the cost effectiveness of pothole patch types can be determined and it provides a updated partial listing of material and equipment manufacturers. (73 pages)

L004Materials and Procedures for Repair of Joint Seals in Portland Cement Concrete Pavements, FHWA, 2001
Publication FHWA-RD-99-146
This Manual of Practice is an updated version of the 1993 SHRP Joint Seal Repair Manual. It contains the latest information pertaining to the performance of sealants and resealing methods, the availability and relative costs of sealant materials, and the proper ways of planning, designing, constructing, and monitoring the performance of joint resealing projects. It also provides an updated partial listing of material and equipment manufacturers. (112 pages)
L005Innovative Materials Development & Testing: Pothole Repair, Strategic Highway Research Program, 1993
Publication SHRP-H-353
This report presents a summary of all aspects of the pothole repair experiment, including test site installation, material testing, field performance, and data analysis, in an effort to determine the optimum combination of materials and procedures for improving cost effectiveness of patching operations. (223 pages)
L006Distress Identification Manual for the Long Term Pavement Performance Project, FHWA, 2003
Publication FHWA-RD-03-031
Accurate, consistent, and repeatable distress evaluation surveys can be performed by using this manual. Color photographs and drawings illustrate the distresses found in three basic pavement types; asphalt concrete-surfaced; jointed (plain and reinforced) portland cement concrete; and continuously reinforced concrete. Drawings of the distress types provide a reference to assess their severity. Methods for measuring the size of distresses and for assigning severity levels are given. The manual also describes how to conduct the distress survey, from obtaining traffic control to measuring the cracks in the pavement. Sample forms for recording and reporting the data are included. The manual also tells how to calibrate and operate fault measurement devices. (154 pages)
L007LTAP Resource Directory, National Local Technology Assistance Program, 2000
This directory lists LTAP courses, manuals, videotapes, computer programs, and other resources available and their costs, if any. (246 pages)
L008Innovative Devices for Safer Work Zones, FHWA, 1995
Publication FHWA-SA-95-029
This brochure includes work zone safety devices developed through the Strategic Highway Research Program. (13 pages)
L009Emergency Relief Manual (Federal-Aid Highways), FHWA, 2003
This manual is an "interim update" of the emergency relief (ER) manual that was published in September of 1998. It provides updated guidance and instructions on the FHWA’s (FHWA) emergency relief (ER) program. This manual provides information for FHWA, State, and local transportation agency personnel on policies and procedures for requesting, obtaining and administering ER funds. This "interim update" manual replaces the Emergency Relief Manual, Publication Number FHWA-PD-98-054, published in September 1998. (75 pages)
L011Highway/Utility Guide, FHWA, 1993
Publication FHWA-SA-93-049
This guide discusses better practices to follow to address issues arising from highway and utility facilities sharing common right-of-way. (297 pages)
L012Crumb Rubber Modifier, FHWA, 1992
This guide describes the design and construction of asphalt paving materials with crumb rubber modifier.
L013The Superpave System, FHWA, 1996
Publication FHWA-SA-96-010
This booklet explains what the Superpave System is and its advantages over traditional hot-mix asphalt. (8 pages)
L014Utility Cuts In Paved Roads, FHWA, 1996
Publication FHWA-SA-97-049
This pocket guide focuses on making and restoring utility cuts in a timely and safe manner, with as little disruption of traffic and commerce as possible, without leaving behind a defective pavement. Proper procedures, precautions, work steps, methods, equipment and materials are highlighted. (36 pages)
L015LTAP Asphalt and Chip Seal Checklist, FHWA, 1997
This pocket guide provides checklists for asphalt paving inspection and chip seal application to help the user follow proper procedures. (13 pages)
L016Salt Storage Handbook, Salt Institute, 2006
This publication is an excellent guide discussing the ordering, storing and handling of deicing salt. Environmental issues of salt storage are also explained. (24 pages)
L017Problems Associated with Gravel Roads, FHWA, 1998
This publication discusses the basics of gravel roads, environmental influences, surface aggregates, problems and solutions, equipment and techniques, and geotextiles. (155 pages)
L018Improving Highway Safety at Bridges on Local Roads, FHWA, 1998
This publication is a general guide to effective, low-cost methods of improving and enhancing bridge and bridge approach safety. This is not a design manual, but a guide to identify existing inadequacies and suggestions for cost-effective, improvements. (35 pages)
L019Gravel Roads Maintenance & Design Manual, South Dakota LTAP, 2000
The purpose of this manual is to provide clear and helpful information for doing a better job of maintaining gravel roads. This manual contains guidelines to help answers questions about the maintenance of gravel roads. (91 pages)
L020Real Estate Acquisition Guide, FHWA, 2003
Publication FHWA-PD-93-027
This guide is intended to serve as a basic reference for local public agencies and others who receive Federal-aid highway funds for projects involving the acquisition of real property (95 pages)
L022Excavator Handbook, JULIE, Revised 2005
Helps excavators understand what is necessary to ensure safe digging from start to finish. (32 pages)
L023Traffic Control Handbook for Mobile Operations at Night, FHWA, 2003
Publication FHWA-SA-03-026
This report is a synthesis of current practices for performing mobile operations at night. The information presented in this report is based on a review of work zone manuals from a selection of state and local highway agencies, discussions with highway officials, and field observations of a select number of nighttime highway mobile work zone operations. (53 pages)
L024Materials and Procedures for Sealing and Filling Cracks in Asphalt-Surfaced Pavements, FHWA, 2001
Publication FHWA-RD-99-147
This publication is an updated version of the 1993 SHRP Crack Sealing and Filling Manual. It contains the latest information pertaining to the performance of treatment materials and methods, the availability and relative costs of sealant/filler materials, and the proper ways of planning, designing, constructing, and monitoring the performance of crack treatment projects. It also provides an updated partial listing of material and equipment manufacturers. (94 pages)
L025Materials and Procedures for Rapid Repair of Partial-Depth Spalls in Concrete Pavements, FHWA, 2001
Publication FHWA-RD-99-152
This Manual of Practice is an updated version of the 1993 SHRP Spall Repair Manual. It contains the latest information pertaining to the performance of repair materials and methods, the availability and relative costs of repair materials, and the proper ways of planning, designing, constructing, and monitoring the performance of partial-depth spall repair projects. It also provides an updated partial listing of material and equipment manufacturers. (135 pages)
L026The Snowfighter's Handbook, Salt Institute, 2007
This manual prepared by the Salt Institute is dedicated to the thousands of men and women in public works agencies at all levels whose task is providing safe streets and highways during winter storms. (27 pages)
L027Basic Traffic Control for Utility Operations, FHWA, 2002
This guide is provided as a quick reference to utility companies working with temporary traffic control. It is based on the standards and guidelines found in Part 6 of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This guide is not intended to be used in lieu of the appropriate standards and specific local requirements.
L028Accessible Sidewalks and Street Crossings, FHWA, 2003
In order to meet the needs of sidewalk users, designers must have a clear understanding of the wide range of abilities that occur within the population. Sidewalks, like roadways, should be designed to serve all users. This includes children, older people, parents with strollers, pedestrians who have vision impairments and people using wheelchairs or other assistive devices. Just as a roadway will not be designed for one type of vehicle, the design of sidewalks should not be limited to only a single type of pedestrian user. Because the sidewalk is the basic unit of mobility within our overall system of transportation, every route and facility must be usable. The intent of this guide is to focus on some of the emerging accessibility issues and the design parameters that affect sidewalk and street crossing design and operation.
L029Primer: GASB 34, FHWA, 2000
This primer outlines the accounting requirements required by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement 34 (GASB 34).
L03004 Emergency Response Guidebook, US DOT, 2004
The 2004 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2004) was developed jointly by Transport Canada (TC), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Secretariat of Transport and Communications of Mexico (SCT) and with the collaboration of CIQUIME (Centro de Información Química para Emergencias) of Argentina, for use by fire fighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods. It is primarily a guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident. For the purposes of this guidebook, the initial response phase is that period following arrival at the scene of an incident during which the presence and/or identification of dangerous goods is confirmed, protective actions and area securement are initiated, and
assistance of qualified personnel is requested. It is not intended to provide information on the physical or chemical properties of dangerous goods.
L032A Quick Reference to High-Visibility Safety Apparel, 3M Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division, 2005
Covers various reflective Material class 1, 2, and 3 designed to be worn by Highway-road-Emergency workers, shows ANSI/ISEA requirements. (6 pages)
L033Pavement Preservation Check List Series, Foundation for Pavement Preservation, 2001
This series of 13 checklists was created to guide State and local highway maintenance and inspection staff in the use of innovative pavement preventive maintenance processes.
L034Erosion Control Treatment Selection Guide, United States Department of Agriculture, 2006
This guide presents a strategy and information to assist professional judgment in developing cost-effective erosion control treatments for conditions commonly encountered on USDA Forest Service lands. This guide focuses on erosion control treatment and does not specifically address sediment control. (53 pages)
L035Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: A Guide for Construction Sites, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2007
This document provides guidance to construction site operators that need to prepare a SWPPP in order to receive NPDES permit coverage for their storm water discharges. The Clean Water Act provisions, EPA regulations and EPA’s Construction General Permit described in this document contain legally binding requirements. This document does not substitute for those provisions, regulations or permit, nor is it a regulation or permit itself. It also does not substitute for requirements under State law or construction general permits issued by States. It does not impose legally-binding requirements on EPA, States, or the regulated community, and may not apply to a particular situation based upon the circumstances. EPA and State decision-makers retain the discretion to adopt approaches on a case-by-case basis that differ from this guidance where appropriate. (46 pages)
L036Innovative Intersection Safety Improvement and Management Practices: A Domestic Scan, Federal Highway Administration, 2006
The goal of this Domestic Intersection Safety Scan was to reduce fatalities, personal injuries, and crashes at intersections in the United States by documenting and subsequently promoting innovative intersection treatments and comprehensive safety processes and procedures that have been implemented by transportation agencies specifically to improve intersection safety. (81 pages)
L037New MUTCD Sign Retroreflectivity Requirements, Federal Highway Administration, 2007
The second revision of the 2003 MUTCD introduces new language establishing minimum retroreflectivity levels that must be maintained for traffic signs. Agencies have until January 2012 to establish and implement a sign assessment or management method to maintain minimum levels of sign retroreflectivity. The compliance date for regulatory, warning, and ground-mounted guide signs is January 2015. For overhead guide signs and street name signs, the compliance date is January 2018. 
L038W-Beam Guardrail, FHWA, 2008
A Guide for Highway & Street Personnel (53 pages)
L039Vegetation Control for Safety, FHWA, 2009
A Guide for Local Highway & Street Personnel (45 pages)
L040Asphalt Emulsions, Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), 2006
This publication documents that asphalt emulsion technology makes possible the applications that prolong pavement lives at lower costs. Asphalt emulsions are the most environmentally sound, energy efficient, and cost-effective products used in the pavement maintenance and construction industry. (40 pages)

Electronic Publications

E001Writing the Metric Way, IL DOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 1994
This training workbook provides anyone who writes, transcribes or types metrics, a working knowledge of the metric units, their proper usage and the editorial rules for using the metric (SI) system. This booklet is intended as a metric reference guide and not the sole authority for the complete metric system. (24 pages)
E002Detectable Warnings: Synthesis of U.S. and International Practice, United States Access Board, 2000
This publication summarizes the state-of-the-art regarding the design, installation, and effectiveness of detectable warning surfaces used in the U.S. and abroad. It will be helpful to transportation engineers, planners, and other interested person working to make public rights-of-way more accessible to people who have visual impairments. (150 pages)
E003Context Sensitive Solutions: Report to the Illinois Governor and General Assembly, IL DOT, 2004
There are three purposes to this report, corresponding to its three parts. The first is to provide the Governor and Legislature with a description of IDOT’s research and development of CSS policy. The second is to set out guidelines for design flexibility and stakeholder involvement which IDOT practitioners can use to achieve transportation excellence. Third, IDOT outlines the further work IDOT must do to expand upon and develop good Context Sensitive Solutions policies and practices. (12 pages)
E004IS-700 National Incident Management System Self Study Guide, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2004
This guide will assist students in completing the National Incident Management System (NIMS) introductory training. The training is available online at and should be completed by all local agency personnel that may respond to an incident. (80 pages)
E005Roadway Signing Final Report, Federal Highway Administration, 2005
The purpose of this review was to examine the current state-of-the-practice in the area of sign maintenance on the rural local road system. The review consisted of an evaluation of current procedures being followed for sign maintenance of township roads, rural county roads, and local streets in communities with populations under 5,000. The team used the threshold of under 5,000 population for three basic reasons: 1) State Transportation Program – Urban funds are available to municipalities over 5,000 in population; 2) Municipalities over 5,000 are considered urban areas; and 3) Municipalities with less than 5,000 don’t generally have public works departments. (96 pages)
E006Best Practices Handbook on Asphalt Pavement Maintenance, Minnesota LTAP, 2000
The purpose of this handbook is to provide background information about the importance of pavement preservation and preventive maintenance, as well as present maintenance techniques for a variety of distresses and conditions. The major focus of this handbook is on preventive maintenance activities, which are performed while the roadway is still in good condition with only minimal distress, before the pavement falls into a condition where structural overlays, major milling or reclaiming, or replacement is necessary. (113 pages)
E007Intelligent Transportation Systems: Peer-to-Peer Program, Federal Highway Administration, 2002
Publication FHWA-OP-00-006 Brochure on the Peer-to-Peer program. This program provides assistance through its network of over 120 USDOT-approved ITS professionals who have planned, implemented and operated ITS in urban and rural areas. (2 pages) 
E008Signalized Intersections: Informational Guide, Federal Highway Administration, 2004

This guide provides a single, comprehensive document with methods for evaluating the safety and operations of signalized intersections and tools to remedy deficiencies. The treatments in this guide range from low-cost measures such as improvements to signal timing and signage, to high-cost measures such as intersection reconstruction or grade separation. Topics covered include fundamental principles of user needs, geometric design, and traffic design and operation; safety and operational analysis techniques; and a wide variety of treatments to address existing or projected problems, including individual movements and approaches, pedestrian and bicycle treatments, and corridor techniques. It also covers alternative intersection forms that improve intersection performance through the use of indirect left turns and other treatments. Each treatment includes a discussion of safety, operational performance, multimodal issues, and physical and economic factors that the practitioner should consider. Although the guide focuses primarily on high-volume signalized intersections, many treatments are applicable for lower volume intersections as well. The information contained in this guide is based on the latest research available on treatments and best practices in use by jurisdictions across the United States. Additional resources and references are highlighted for the student, practitioner, researcher, or decision-maker who wishes to learn more about a particular subject. (369 pages)
E009LTAP Solutions, Federal Highway Administration, 1995
This pamphlet describes the Local Technical Assistance Program and the services it provides to local agencies. (16 pages)
E010Specifications for Chip Seal, Slurry Seals, and Crack Sealing, Strategic Highway Research Program, 1992
Publication SHRP-H-322 Volume 1 contains North Central Regions (which includes Illinois) special contract requirements that amend and supplement the Standard Specifications for Construction of Roads and Bridges on Federal Highway Projects with regard to rating the application of pavement maintenance (chip seals, slurry seals, and crack sealing) treatments. (65 pages)
E011Highway Salt and Our Environment, Salt Institute, 2004
Published by the Salt Institute as an informational guide for public policy makers concerned with snow and ice control on public traffic ways and related public safety, health and environmental issues. (28 pages)

Tips and Bits

FTB 1Life Cycle Cost Analysis
is explained and provides examples to improve money management. Equipment purchase/repair decisions and maintenance alternatives can be compared to make the most informed decision
FTB 2Motor Grader Maintenance of Aggregate Surfaced Roads
provides the reader with information on various motor grader operations for maintaining aggregate surfaced roads. These operations include drainage and crowning, smoothing (dragging), blading superelevations, reshaping, and blading at intersections. A motor grader is a complex and powerful machine. Proper operation and maintenance practices will provide more economical and safer aggregate roads for the rural user.
FTB 3Anti-icing Technology
provides information on winter anti-icing strategies and the use of new chemicals and practices to improve snow and ice control. This article provides case studies examining the effectiveness of anti-icing, test results, the importance of team participation and post storm assessment. Anti-icing has been shown to improve service levels, reduce maintenance costs, improve air quality and can be applied during better road conditions.



C001Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), 2003
This CD-ROM contains PDF files of the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, the Illinois Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and the Federal Standard Highway Signs Manual.
C002Positive Protection for Workers, 2005
This CD-ROM provides an overview of Temporary Concrete Barriers (TCBs) and Shadow Vehicles used as positive protection for highway construction and maintenance work zones.
C003Snowfighting Training Materials - Vol. 1, 2000
The materials are designed to help local governments across the United States and Canada become more proficient in all aspects of winter operations. The programs were developed by winter operations specialists and underwent a thorough review by five LTAP centers for content and presentation effectiveness.

The total package is broken into two programs and was developed on the basis of each program being capable of standing alone or presented in conjunction with each other as a half-day session to inform and prepare local government officials for winter operations. Two technical information sheets are provided as handouts or as standalone articles of flyers. Each aspect of the package offers valuable information and provides recommendations that participants can take back with them and implement.
C004Winter Maintenance Training Materials - Vol. 2, 2004
The Salt Institute, working with an LTAP winter maintenance advisory committee, has provided these materials to you. The materials are designed to help local governments across the United States and Canada become more proficient in all aspects of winter operations. The programs were developed by winter operations specialists and underwent a thorough review by multiple LTAP centers for content and presentation effectiveness.

This CD (Winter Maintenance Training Materials, Volume-2) compliments the previous winter maintenance CD from 2002 (Winter Maintenance Training Materials, Volume-1). This new CD adds a fifth training presentation and another technical information sheet. Both CDs together provide you with five (5) presentation programs. The programs were developed so each could stand-alone or get presented consecutively. Each presentation provides enough material for a half-day session. The sessions are designed to inform and prepare local government officials for winter operations.
C005Hoffman Estate's Truncated Dome Experimental Feature Report, 2006
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires the use of truncated domes at all locations where pedestrians cross a hazardous vehicular way. This report evaluates several manufacturer's cast in-place panels for durability and installation.
C006Rule on Work Zone Safety and Mobility: Implementation Guides and Other References, 2007
C007Local Roads Safety Resource CD, 2010
FHWA has created a new CD that provides quick and easy to access to the latest information on local roads safety. Whether you are a local road safety advocate, a practitioner, an elected official, or a community leader, you need information and tools to plan and implement roadway safety improvements. Organized by topic area in one place, the Local Roads Safety Resource CD provides guidance, tools, and other resources from government agencies and national associations on local roadway safety. The CD’s easy-to-use format and portability make it a vital resource for your agency’s local roads safety resource library. The CD is organized by the following topic areas:

Crash Data - Local crash facts and statistics, and data analysis tools.

Crash Types - Technical and policy guidance, tools, documents, and web resources to implement countermeasures to prevent roadway departure crashes, intersection crashes, speed-related crashes, pedestrian crashes, crashes involving motorcycles, and crashes involving heavy trucks.

FHWA safety programs - Information about FHWA programs and guidance related to local road safety, including the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), the Safe Routes to School program, Safety Design and Operations programs, Road Safety Planning resources, Proven Safety Countermeasures guidance, and Road Safety Audit guidance and technical assistance.

General Resources - General documents, web resources, and training resources related to local and rural road safety.

Road User Safety - Guidance and resources for increasing roadway safety for special populations, including older and younger drivers, impaired drivers, drowsy drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

Outreach Material - Brochures, presentations, and publications to help you gain support for local and rural road safety improvement activities.

Local Roads Safety Research - Latest research reports related to current topics in local and rural roads safety.
C008Winter Roadway Maintenance Computer-Based Training (CBT), 2010
Anti-Icing/RWIS: Introduction to Anti-icing and Winter Maintenance; Winter Road Maintenance Management; Winter Roadway Hazards & the Principles of Overcoming Them; Weather Basics; Weather & Roadway Monitoring for Anti-icing Decisions; Computer Access to Road Weather Information; Anti-icing Practices in Winter Maintenance Operations

Selecting Snow & Ice Control Materials to Mitigate Environmental Impacts: Formulating a Material Selection Process; Potential Impacts to the Natural Environment; Ranking Potential Natural Environment Impacts; Potential Infrastructure Impacts; Ranking Potential Infrastructure Impacts; Determining Comparative Material Prices; Comparative Performance Measures; Material Purchase Specifications & Quality Assurance

Equipment Maintenance: Pre-season Preparation; Common Types of Winter Maintenance Equipment; Mounting & Inspecting Snow Removal Equipment; Preparing for Each Event; Within-event Maintenance; Post-event Maintenance; Periodic Maintenance; End-of-Season Tasks

Proper Plowing Techniques: Pre-season Preparation; Pre-trip Preparation; Safety; Common Types of Snow Removal Equipment; Roadway Plowing Techniques; Plowing Special Areas; Using Specialty Equipment; Clean-up

Deicing: Introduction to Deicing & Common Deicing Materials; Material Selection & Ordering; Material Manufacturing, Handling & Storage; Deicing Equipment; Application Guidelines; Application Techniques; Periodic Activities & Equipment Maintenance

Blowing Snow Mitigation: The Problem of Blowing Snow; How Snow Fences Work; Identifying & Analyzing Problem Areas; Structural Snow Fence Design; Living Snow Fences; Road Design to Mitigate Blowing Snow; Working with Landowners

Winter Maintenance Management: Snow & Ice Operational Plan; Establishing Levels of Service; Operational Methods; Selecting Snow & Ice Control Materials; Material Management; Budgeting; Staffing

Performance Measures for Snow & Ice Control Operations: The Importance of Performance Measures; Input & Output Measures; Outcome Measures; PSIC & Winter Severity Index; Technologies to Help Measure & Report Performance; Developing a Performance Measures System; Developing a Field Test Plan


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FHWA and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) finalized an agreement for a project that is fantastic news for local and tribal transportation professionals. Through funding from FHWA, the agreement provides these practitioners access to the AASHTO TC3 library.

Access to the exceptional portfolio of training the AASHTO TC3 library provides advances the mission of FHWA’s Center for Local Aid Support (CLAS) – providing training and technical assistance to local government and tribal transportation practitioners across the United States through the Local and Tribal Technical Assistance Programs.

AASHTO’s goal with TC3 is to create and maintain a fully optimized curriculum to respond to the changing needs of the transportation technical workforce. Courses provided by TC3 are developed through a collaboration of national best practices and a network of knowledgeable subject matter experts. This connection to practitioners ensures the curriculum informs transportation leaders with potential solutions to the challenges they face today and in the future.

So, if you are a transportation practitioner working for a local or tribal government and want to improve your construction, maintenance, and material selection processes and projects, please take the opportunity this agreement provides to access the AASHTO TC3 catalogue that provides over 120 courses and some of the best online training available anywhere. To browse and access TC3 course offerings, go to

You will need an AASHTO account to access the FHWA sponsored online training courses. If you have not previously registered for an AASHTO account, please go to , select Register, and then enter your email address to create an AASHTO account. Please use your agency email address to register.

To gain access to available training courses, please follow the steps below and use the provided promotion code to access sponsored training courses:

  1. Go to and enter your email address and password on the left menu to Log In.
  2. Search through the available training courses to select the course(s) that you would like to access and add them to the Shopping Cart.
  3. When you are ready to checkout, click Shopping Cart on the top menu and enter the following promotion code and select Apply:

Promotion Code: D5X3-B3D9-52CB-4XCX

  1. Click Checkout to proceed with placing the order.

To launch purchased training courses, select My Training from the menu at the top of the page. This will display a list of purchased courses that you can complete.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact:

Barry Kent
Technology Transfer Program Manager
Bureau of Local Roads and Streets
Illinois Department of Transportation
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway, Room 208
Springfield, IL 62764
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Equipment Loan Program

The Illinois T2 Equipment Loan Program offers various pieces of equipment available for loan to all local government agencies throughout Illinois. Local agencies are encouraged to take advantage of these items as a way of saving money versus purchasing equipment that may only be needed for a short time. All items are great tools for use in making your roadways safer!

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