Using Highways During Evacuation Operations for Events with Advance Notice

Routes to Effective Evacuation Planning Primer Series

Produced in collaboration with the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO)

Other Information Resources

FHWA and other parts of the U.S. DOT stand ready to support local, regional, State, and Federal organizations as they engage in critical evacuation planning efforts. In this vein, we will continue to provide resource materials and information on best practices, lessons learned, and resources to help develop a better evacuation plan. To get started, the following is a preliminary list of resources on this topic. Please refer to for new studies, resources, and materials that may aid in efforts to “build a better plan.”

For more information on a specific topic, please visit the following online resources:

The following documents have been referenced in this guide and contain further information on general principles of emergency planning.

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