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December Update 2019 :

Design Manual for Roads and Bridges

GG 000 Alphanumeric and Volume Contents – December 2019
CD 354 Design of minor structures 2.2.1 supersedes BD 94/17 Design of Minor Structures
CD 529 Design of outfall and culvert details 4.2.7 supersedes HA 107/04 Design of Outfall and Culvert Details
CD 530 Design of soakaways 4.2.8 supersedes HA 118/06 Design of Soakaways
CD 533 Determination of pipe and bedding combinations for drainage works 4.2.5 supersedes HA 40/01 Determination of Pipe and Bedding Combinations for Drainage Works
CG 501 revision 1 Design of highway drainage systems 4.2.3 supersedes CG 501 Design of highway drainage systems
CM 125 Maintenance of traffic signs 8.2.2 (new)
CM 431 Maintenance painting of steelwork 3.2.2 supersedes BD 87/05 Maintenance Painting of Steelwork
CM 432 Maintenance of buried concrete box structures 3.3.5 supersedes BA 88/04 Management of Buried Concrete Box Structures
CS 432 Inspection of buried concrete box structures 3.3.5 supersedes BA 88/04 Management of Buried Concrete Box Structures
CS 457 The assessment of composite highway bridges and structures 3.4.16 supersedes BD 61/10 The Assessment of Composite Highway Bridges and Structures
CZ 125 Disposal of traffic signs 8.2.2 (new)
BA 88/04 Management of Buried Concrete Box Structures 3.3.5 superseded by CM 432 Maintenance of buried concrete box structures, CS 432 Inspection of buried concrete box structures
BD 61/10 The Assessment of Composite Highway Bridges and Structures 3.4.16 superseded by CS 457 The assessment of composite highway bridges and structures
BD 87/05 Maintenance Painting of Steelwork 3.2.2 superseded by CM 431 Maintenance painting of steelwork
BD 94/17 Design of Minor Structures 2.2.1 superseded by CD 354 Design of minor structures
CG 501 Design of highway drainage systems 4.2.3 superseded by CG 501 revision 1 Design of highway drainage systems
CS 125 Inspection and maintenance of traffic signs 8.2.2 superseded by CM 125 Maintenance of traffic signs, CS 125 revision 1 Inspection of traffic signs, CZ 125 Disposal of traffic signs
HA 40/01 Determination of Pipe and Bedding Combinations for Drainage Works 4.2.5 superseded by CD 533 Determination of pipe and bedding combinations for drainage works
HA 107/04 Design of Outfall and Culvert Details 4.2.7 superseded by CD 529 Design of outfall and culvert details
HA 118/06 Design of Soakaways 4.2.8 superseded by CD 530 Design of soakaways

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.

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.