Site Updates

February 2017:

Design Manual for Roads and Bridges

TD 26/17 Inspection and Maintenance of Road Markings and Road Studs on Motorways and All-Purpose Trunk Roads
TD 51/17 Segregated Left Turn Lanes and Subsidiary Deflection Islands at Roundabouts
TD 52/17 Traffic Signs to Tourist Destinations and Leisure Facilities in England
TD 72/17 Transmission Infrastructure

Manual of Contract Documents

Volume 0 Update to Model Contract Document for Major Works and Implementation Requirements
Volume 1 Update to Specification for Highway Works
Volume 2 Update to Notes for Guidance on the Specification for Highway Works
Volume 3 Update to Highway Construction Details

8th August 2016: IAN 193/16 added to IANs Page.

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