The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) 2018 Manual of Uniform Minimum Standards for Design, Construction and Maintenance (aka the Florida Greenbook) is now effective as of July 20, 2021.

The purpose of this manual is to provide local agencies uniform minimum standards and criteria regarding the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of all public streets, roads, highways, bridges, sidewalks, curbs and curb ramps, crosswalks, bicycle facilities, underpasses and overpasses used by the public for vehicular and pedestrian travel.

Each year the Florida Greenbook Advisory Committee reviews the handbook’s content and provides comments, questions, and suggestions to be reviewed to ensure the handbook remains current. This committee consists of four professional engineers within each of the FDOT’s seven district boundaries representing an urban center, a rural area, one FDOT employee, and one non-government employee This diverse group brings practical knowledge, first-hand experiences, real world scenarios, and years of education to the table to keep this book current and up-to-date. The date on the book reflects the year the committee approved the language prior to it going through the State approval process.

It is available for use or download at https://www.fdot.gov/roadway/floridagreenbook/fgb.shtm. For more information contact Andy Tilton, PE at mkt@johnsoneng.com.