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February Update 2020 :

Design Manual for Roads and Bridges

CD 193 Driver location signs revision 2 supersedes 8.2.2 CD 193 Driver location signs revision 1
CD 524 Edge of pavement details 4.2.1 supersedes HA 39/98 Edge of Pavement Details, HA 83/99 Safety Aspects of Road Edge Drainage Features
CD 525 Design of combined surface and sub-surface drains and management of stone scatter 4.2.4 supersedes HD 217/18 Alternative Filter Media and Surface Stabilisation Techniques for Combined Surface and Sub-Surface Drains
CD 528 Vortex separators for use with road drainage systems 4.2.4 supersedes HD 220/18 Vortex Separators For Use with Road Drainage Systems
CD 534 Chamber tops and gully tops for road drainage and services 4.2.5 supersedes HA 104/09 Chamber Tops and Gully Tops for Road Drainage and Services: Installation and Maintenance, IAN 196/17 Schemes in Design or Construction: Handling of chamber access covers that may be located in running lanes, IAN 197/17 Chamber Access Covers: Programme of Assessment/Upgrading Works for Accesses Located in a Running Lane
CD 368 Design of fibre reinforced polymer bridges and highway structures 1.3.17 supersedes BD 90/05 Design of FRP Bridges and Highway Structures
CD 378 Impact test and assessment criteria for truck mounted attenuators 8.4.7 supersedes TD 49/07 Requirements for Lorry Mounted Crash Cushions
GG 128 Requirements for reporting incidents, events and undesirable circumstances: health, safety, wellbeing, structural and environmental 0.2.3 supersedes IAN 128/15/C Highways Agency Supply Chain Health and Safety Incident Reporting
GG 184 Specification for the use of Computer Aided Design 0.2.3 supersedes IAN 184/16 Highways Agency Data & CAD Standard
LA 107 Landscape and visual effects revision 2 11.3.5 supersedes LA 107 Landscape and visual effects revision 1
LA 111 Noise and vibration revision 1 11.3.7 supersedes LA 111 Noise and vibration revision 0
LA 117 Landscape design revision 1 10.0.3 supersedes LA 117 Landscape design revision 0
Withdrawn
BD 90/05 Design of FRP Bridges and Highway Structures 1.3.17 superseded by CD 368 Design of fibre reinforced polymer bridges and highway structures
CD 193 Driver location signs revision 1 superseded by CD 193 Driver location signs revision 2
HA 39/98 Edge of Pavement Details 4.2.1 superseded by CD 524 Edge of pavement details
HA 83/99 Safety Aspects of Road Edge Drainage Features 4.2.4 superseded by CD 524 Edge of pavement details
HA 104/09 Chamber Tops and Gully Tops for Road Drainage and Services: Installation and Maintenance 4.2.5 superseded by CD 534 Chamber tops and gully tops for road drainage and services
HD 220/18 Vortex Separators For Use with Road Drainage Systems 4.2.4 superseded by CD 528 Vortex separators for use with road drainage systems
HD 217/18 Alternative Filter Media and Surface Stabilisation Techniques for Combined Surface and Sub-Surface Drains 4.2.4 superseded by CD 525 Design of combined surface and sub-surface drains and management of stone scatter
LA 107 Landscape and visual effects revision 1 superseded by LA 107 Landscape and visual effects revision 2
LA 111 Noise and vibration revision 0 superseded by LA 111 Noise and vibration revision 1
LA 117 Landscape design revision 0 superseded by LA 117 Landscape design revision 1
TD 49/07 Requirements for Lorry Mounted Crash Cushions 8.4.7 superseded by CD 378 Impact test and assessment criteria for truck mounted attenuators

IANS

IAN 128/15/C Highways Agency Supply Chain Health and Safety Incident Reporting superseded by GG 128 Requirements for reporting incidents, events and undesirable circumstances: health, safety, wellbeing, structural and environmental
IAN 184/16 Highways Agency Data & CAD Standard superseded by GG 184 Specification for the use of Computer Aided Design
IAN 187/15 Use of a Convoy Control Vehicle for Controlling Traffic through Guide Islands at Relaxation Works on Dual Carriageways – withdrawn and no replacement
IAN 196/17 Schemes in Design or Construction: Handling of chamber access covers that may be located in running lanes superseded by CD 534 Chamber tops and gully tops for road drainage and services
IAN 197/17 Chamber Access Covers: Programme of Assessment/Upgrading Works for Accesses Located in a Running Lane superseded by CD 534 Chamber tops and gully tops for road drainage and services

Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works

Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works Volume Contents Pages and Volume Index February 2020 0.0.2 supersedes Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works: Volume Contents Pages and Volume Index January 2020
SD 1/20 Implementation of Specification for Highway Works and Notes for Guidance amendment No. 1 0.2.1 supersedes SD 1/20 Implementation of Specification for Highway Works and Notes for Guidance
Volume 1 February 2020 amendment supersedes January 2020 amendment Volume 1 Series 0000
Volume 1 Series 0500
Volume 1 Series 5700 (new)
Volume 1 Appendix F
Volume 2 February 2020 amendment supersedes January 2020 amendment Volume 2 Series NG 0000
Volume 2 Series NG 0100
Volume 2 Series NG 0500
Volume 2 Series NG 5700 (new)
Volume 2 Annex 1
Withdrawn
Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works Volume Contents Pages and Volume Index January 2020 superseded by Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works: Volume Contents Pages and Volume Index February 2020
SD 1/19 Implementation of Specification for Highway Works and Notes for Guidance 0.2.1 superseded by SD 1/20 Implementation of Specification for Highway Works and Notes for Guidance Amendment No.1
Volume 1 January 2020 amendment superseded by February 2020 amendment Volume 1 Series 000
Volume 1 Series 500
Volume 1 Appendix F
Volume 2 January 2020 amendment superseded by February 2020 amendment Volume 2 Series NG000
Volume 2 Series NG100
Volume 2 Series NG500
Volume 2 Annex 1

Welcome to Standards for Highways

On this site you will find all the essential documents on the the design, construction and maintenance of highways.

Use the navigation links to access the following:

Design Manual for Roads and Bridges

The DMRB was introduced in 1992 in England and Wales, and later in Scotland and Northern Ireland. It includes all current standards, advice notes and other documents relating to the design, assessment and operation of trunk roads, including motorways.

The DMRB has been developed from many separate series of documents previously published by the overseeing organisations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. These documents, together with later additions, have been gathered together in 15 volumes to help road transport professionals meet the requirements of quality assurance procedures.

Please note: An alpha numeric Index for the complete DMRB can be found in Volume 0 Section 1 Part 1.

A transition document to assist users in moving to the new reference system can be found here

Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works

The MCHW, first published in 1992, consists of six volumes including the administrative procedures for its use, the Specification for Highway Works and its corresponding Method of Measurement. The MCHW incorporates the requirements of EU legislation, which are mandatory for all public procurement bodies.

Interim Advice Notes

IANs are issued by Highways England from time to time. They contain specific guidance, which shall be used only in connection with works on motorways and trunk roads in England, subject to any specific implementation instructions contained within an IAN.

While IANs must be read together with the DMRB and MCHW for works on motorways and trunk roads, and may incorporate amendments or additions to documents in these publications, they are not part of the DMRB or the MCHW.

Routine and Winter Service Code

The term ‘routine and winter service’ is used in this publication to describe the requirements for the routine maintenance work that is carried out on trunk roads every winter.

The RWSC replaces Volume 2 of the Trunk Road Maintenance Manual. It covers the performance requirements for highways and structures and operational winter service on the motorway and trunk road network. Please note that the RWSC does not absolve service providers of any of their obligations to comply with legal and legislative requirements: this publication is designed to ensure compliance with all relevant standards and codes of practice. Much of the work is covered by many different types of contracts, including those between managing agents, contractors, maintenance and term maintenance contractors. Where routine and winter service activities are not covered by a lump sum payment, the RWSC should be read together with the Network Maintenance Manual (see below).

Network Maintenance Manual

The NMM replaces Volumes 1 and 3 of the Trunk Road Maintenance Manual. It provides advice, mandatory instructions and guidance on good practice for the management and provision of the routine and winter service on the trunk road network. It describes the processes for the management of the maintenance service including the interface between Highways England, its service providers and other stakeholders.

The performance requirements for routine and winter service activities on the trunk road network are included in the RWSC (see above). The NMM, together with the RWSC, provides advice and guidance to enable service providers to achieve their performance requirements.

Technology Management and Maintenance Manual

The TMMM sets out Highways England's requirements for the management and maintenance of traffic technology systems.

Traffic Systems and Signing Plans Registry

The TSS Plans Registry at https://www.gov.uk/traffic-systems-and-signing-plans-registry-how-to-access-documents contains unpriced Highways England documents in the field of traffic systems and signing.

Future Documents Intro

Information on forthcoming DMRB and MCHW documents including ISBN, date of publication and price.

Links

A collection of links to other useful sites including the Department for Transport and Highways England sites, a full list of sector schemes, the Traffic Signs Manual and www.tsoshop.co.uk where you can buy the publications.