Geometric Design Guidelines for B.C. Roads
Geometric Design Guides
The information on this page provides road design guidelines for the highway system in British Columbia.
The latest edition of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads is the primary source for basic design principles. The AASHTO document, A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, 7th Edition, is recommended as a secondary reference for basic design principles.
The B.C. Supplement to TAC explains the preferred recommended practice for use on British Columbia transportation projects.
B.C. Supplement to TAC (2007)
- B.C. Supplement to TAC Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads
(PDF, 25MB, 510 pages - June 2007 Version - Updates Required)
- This is the original publication and it must be kept current by downloading and inserting new and revised content that is provided under the ‘Updates’ and ‘Technical Bulletins’ links below.
- Individual updated chapters are available below, including an updated full version.
Updates for B.C. Supplement to TAC
- Updates for B.C. Supplement to TAC
Download updates to maintain compliance with current requirements.
- Technical Bulletins
Learn about new guidelines or instructions that are necessary prior to major updates to the guide.
- Printing Instructions 2007 (PDF)
- Printing Instructions 2014 (PDF)
Information on pages for printing to 8½x11 inch (letter) or 11x17 inch (tabloid/ledger), single-sided or double-sided, and colour or black and white.
Individual chapters are provided in PDF format for quicker download and to enable the replacement of updated individual sections as required.
|Entire Document - Updated to 2014||592||21 MB||July 2014|
|Front Matter||8||530 KB|
|Table of Contents||2||120 KB||July 2014|
|100 Highway Design Process||46||870 KB||July 2014|
|200 Classification (no content)|
|300 Alignment||18||1.1 MB|
|400 Cross Sections||18||3.8 MB|
|500 Low-Volume Roads||18||970 KB|
|600 Safety Elements||44||2.1 MB|
|700 Intersections and Access||40||2.6 MB|
|800 Interchanges (no content)|
|900 Auxiliary Facilities||34||650 KB||July 2014|
|1000 Hydraulics||54||1.7 MB|
|1100 Railway Crossings & Utilities||30||740 KB||July 2014|
|1200 Contracts and Drawings (8½x11)||156||1.8 MB||July 2011|
|1200 Contracts and Drawings (11x17)||18||1.7 MB||July 2011|
|1300 Geometric Improvements||50||320 KB|
|1400 Subdivision Roads||26||2.1 MB|
|1500 Alpine Ski Village Roads||30||1.4 MB|