Roadway Design

Welcome to the Roadway Design Office

The Roadway Design Office is one of 3 divisions under the Office of Design, along with Production Support and Structures Design. Our office is comprised of five major sections: Roadway Criteria - Standard Plans -  Pavement Design - Quality Assurance and  Drainage Design. We work together to develop, support, and disseminate policies, procedures, manuals, handbooks, guides, training, criteria, and standards for the design of Florida roadways.

Functional Areas

Our functional areas include the following:

Roadway Design - Bicycles and Pedestrians, Lighting, Temporary Traffic Control (Maintenance of Traffic), Traffic Standards, Lighting, Signalization, Signing and Pavement Marking, and Quality Assurance.

Pavement Design - PCS Ride Rankings, National Pavement Rankings, Pavement Condition forecasts, Rubblization projects, and Pavement publications.

Drainage Design - Hydrology, Hydraulics, Pipe Materials Selection, Bridge Scour, Coastal Engineering, Stormwater Management, Erosion and Sediment Control.

We also maintain numerous publications, handbooks, and manuals such as the Florida Greenbook, FDOT Design Manual, Plans Preparation Manual, Drainage Manual, Standard Plans, Florida's Urban Area maps, and other similar publications to support Roadway Criteria and Roadway Standards throughout the State of Florida. See our Publications List for all publications related to these subjects and inquiry contacts to each one.


Our Mission

To Develop and provide policy, procedures, Roadway Criteria, and Roadway Standards for the design of Florida Roadways; monitor their implementation; and provide training.


Our Vision

Provide excellence in the products, services, and information we deliver to our customers.


Our Values

  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Service

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Response to Inquiries

As our Customer, we are here to serve your Roadway Design needs.  Our Divisions and Functional Areas website has navigational venues to assist your site experience while visiting with us. If you experience any navigational issues with any portion of our site, please contact our Web Author at 850-414-4130.


Roadway Design Office

Office Manager
Derwood Sheppard
State Roadway Design Engineer

605 Suwannee St Tallahassee, FL 32399, MS32

Tel: 850-414-4310
Fax: 850-414-5261
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