A Design Guide for Subdivision Pavements in Virginia

Report No: 73-R21

Published in 1973

About the report:

The design method for secondary roads and that for subdivision roads are based on AASHO Road Test Results and Virginia's design experience. For flexible pavements, the methods are divided into two parts: (1) the evaluation of the soil support value of the subgrade, the thickness equivalences of the paving materials, and the traffic in terms of vehicles per day; and (2) design considerations such as the determination of the required thickness index of the pavement and the selection of the materials and layer thicknesses to meet the design thickness index. For portland cement concrete pavements, they are based on traffic only.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Nari K. Vaswani

Last updated: February 7, 2024

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