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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Withdrawn
BD 90/05 Design of FRP Bridges and Highway Structures 1.3.17 superseded by CD 368 Design of fibre reinforced polymer bridges and highway structures
CD 193 Driver location signs revision 1 superseded by CD 193 Driver location signs revision 2
HA 39/98 Edge of Pavement Details 4.2.1 superseded by CD 524 Edge of pavement details
HA 83/99 Safety Aspects of Road Edge Drainage Features 4.2.4 superseded by CD 524 Edge of pavement details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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When are the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and the Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works published?

Updates to the DMRB and MCHW are published monthly where required. Please see the DMRB index (GG 000) or MCHW index for a complete list of current documents.

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Where can I view a detailed summary of the new DMRB document referencing system and the document(s) it replaces?

The transition document has been compiled to assist users in transitioning to the new document referencing system by providing a look up list relating old alpha numeric system to the new lifecycle system. Please click here to view the document.

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How can I get a copy of a DMRB/MCHW document?

You can buy paper copies of current documents or a complete set of documents on a CD-ROM from www.tsoshop.co.uk.

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How can I get hold of an old or superseded DMRB standard, MCHW specification or Interim Advice Note (IAN)?

Please contact us via our feedback page.

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What are the differences between the website and the CD-ROM of each publication?

The content of each publication is the same on the website as on the CD-ROM. However, unlike the websites, the CD-ROMs have an integrated search and indexing facility.

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Who can I contact with a query regarding a specific part of a DMRB or MCHW publication or IAN?

Please contact us via our feedback page and we will pass it to the person best able to answer your query.

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Do local highway authorities use the DMRB/MCHW or IANs and do these publications apply to my local road?

These documents apply to trunk road and motorway works. The basis of their use by local highway authorities is given in DMRB document GG 101 and the introduction to the MCHW document SD 0/08. Please ask your local highway authority what its policy is on this matter.

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Does the DMRB apply to trunk roads and motorways in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland?

Yes. However, some standards and specifications have annexes that are specific to each devolved administration. Please see GG 101 for further clarification.

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I would like to use a figure from the DMRB in a report. How do I get permission to do this?

All our content is released under the open government licence. If you would like to use any figure, diagram or photo in a report or presentation please see: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/re-using-public-sector-information/uk-government-licensing-framework/open-government-licence/.

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Where are the appendices to the MCHW?

Templates for the appendices referred to in the Specification for Highway Works are in MCHW Volume 2 - Notes for Guidance for the Specification for Highway Works. The first number of the appendix tells you in which series it is located. For example, Sample Appendix 3/1 is located in Series NG 300 and Sample Appendix 6/2 is found in Series NG 600.

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Where can I find Series 7000, 8000 and 9000 of the Specification for Highway Works?

These are in Volume 5 of the MCHW and relate to specialist activities.

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Where can I find information about Traffic Signs?

Please go to :

Traffic Signs Manual

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/traffic-signs-manual

Traffic Signs and Regulations Guidance

TSRGD

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Where can I find the MCE, MCF, MCG, MCH, TR, TRG and TRH series of documents?

Please go to the Highways England Plans Registry site. It is free to register, and you can download any current documents at no cost.

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Who can I talk to about access to my property?

If the site is on a trunk road, you should talk to your Highways England area team. Use the map to find what area you need. Guidance can be found using this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/roads-managed-by-highways-england

Otherwise consult your local highway authority. Your local council should be able to tell you who is responsible for the road in question.

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Where do I find the Department for Transport publications referred to in the DMRB and MCHW?

Links are provided on the links page.

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