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September Update 2019 :

Design Manual for Roads and Bridges

CD 169 The design of lay-bys, maintenance hardstanding’s, rest areas, service areas and observation platforms 6.3.3 (supersedes TD 69/07 The Location and Layout of Lay-Bys and Rest Areas, TA 66/95 Police Observation Platforms on Motorways. This document also replaces Chapters 2 and 3 of TA 57/87 (previously superseded by TD 69/07), paragraphs 1.5.1 to 1.5.3 of chapter 1 of TA 57/87, paragraphs 2.54 to 2.60 of chapter 2 of TD 22/06 and paragraphs 4.19 to 4.23 of chapter 4 of TD 70/08.)
CD 192 The design of crossovers and changeovers 8.4.6 (supersedes TA 92/03 Crossover and Changeover Design)
CD 195 Designing for cycle traffic 6.3.1 (supersedes IAN 195/16 Cycle traffic and the strategic network)
CD 356 Design of highway structures for hydraulic action 1.3.6 (supersedes BA 59/94 Design of Highway Bridges for Hydraulic Action)
CD 361 Weathering steel for highway structures 2.3.8 (supersedes BD 7/01 Weathering Steel for Highway Structures)
CD 370 Cathodic protection for use in reinforced concrete highway structures 3.3.3 (supersedes BA 83/02 Cathodic Protection for Use in Reinforced Concrete Highway Structures (incorporating correction dated November 2002)
CS 464 Non-destructive testing of highways structures 3.1.7 (supersedes BA 86/06 Advice Notes on the Non-destructive Testing of Highway Structures Incorporating Amendment May 2017)
LA 106 Cultural heritage assessment 11.3.2 (supersedes HA 208/07 Cultural Heritage, HA 60/92 New Roads Heritage, HA 75/01 Trunk Roads and Archaeological Mitigation)
LA 107 Landscape and visual effects 11.3.5 (supersedes DMRB Volume 11 Section 3 Part 5 Landscape Effects and IAN 135/10 Landscape and visual effects assessment)
LA 115 Habitats Regulations assessment 11.4.1 (supersedes HD 44/09 Assessment of Implications (of Highways and/ or Roads Projects) on European Sites (Including Appropriate Assessment))
LA 116 Cultural heritage asset management plans 10.6.2 (supersedes HA 117/08 Cultural Heritage Asset Management Plans and IAN 100/07 Cultural Heritage Asset Management Plans)
BA 59/94 Design of Highway Bridges for Hydraulic Action 1.3.6 (superseded by CD 356 Design of highway structures for hydraulic action)
BA 83/02 Cathodic Protection for Use in Reinforced Concrete Highway Structures (incorporating correction dated November 2002) 3.3.3 (superseded by CD 370 Cathodic protection for use in reinforced concrete highway structures)
BA 86/06 Advice Notes on the Non-destructive Testing of Highway Structures Incorporating Amendment May 2017 3.1.7 (superseded by CS 464 Non-destructive testing of highways structures)
BD 7/01 Weathering Steel for Highway Structures 2.3.8 (superseded by CD 361 Weathering steel for highway structures)
HA 60/92 New Roads Heritage 10.1.5 (superseded by LA 106 Cultural heritage assessment)
HA 74/07 Treatment of Fill and Capping Materials Using Either Lime or Cement or Both 4.1.6 (withdrawn and no replacement)
HA 75/01 Trunk Roads and Archaeological Mitigation 10.6.1 (superseded by LA 106 Cultural heritage assessment)
HA 117/08 Cultural Heritage Asset Management Plans 10.6.2 (superseded by LA 116 Cultural heritage asset management plans)
HA 208/07 Cultural Heritage 11.3.2 (superseded by LA 106 Cultural heritage assessment)
HD 44/09 Assessment of Implications (of Highways and/ or Roads Projects) on European Sites (Including Appropriate Assessment) 11.4.1 (superseded by LA 115 Habitats Regulations assessment)
TA 11/09 Traffic Surveys by Roadside Interview 5.1.4 (Withdrawn and no replacement)
TA 30/82 Choice Between Options for Trunk Road Schemes 5.1.4 (Withdrawn and no replacement)
TA 57/87 Northern Ireland Addendum applicable for use in Northern Ireland (Chapters 2 and 3 of TA 57/87 (previously superseded by TD 69/07) and paragraphs 1.5.1 to 1.5.3 of chapter 1 of TA 57/87 now superseded by CD 169, 6.2.3, as of Sep 2019)
TA 64/94 Narrow Lanes and Tidal Flow Operations at Roadworks on Motorways and Dual Carriageway Trunk Roads with Full Width Hard Shoulders 8.4.3 (withdrawn and no replacement)
TA 66/95 Police Observation Platforms on Motorways 6.3.2 (superseded by CD 169 The design of lay-bys, maintenance hardstandings, rest areas, service areas and observation platforms)
TA 92/03 Crossover and Changeover Design 8.4.6 (superseded by CD 192 The design of crossovers and changeovers)
TD 11/82 Use of Certain Departmental Standards in the Design and Assessment of Trunk Road Schemes 5.1.4 (Withdrawn and no replacement)
TD 69/07 The Location and Layout of Lay-Bys and Rest Areas 6.3.3 (superseded by CD 169 The design of lay-bys, maintenance hardstandings, rest areas, service areas and observation platforms)
TD 70/08 Design of Wide Single 2+1 Roads (see CD 116, 6.2.3, for requirements related to geometric design of roundabouts and CD 123, 6.26, for requirements related to priority and signal-controlled junctions. See CD 169, 6.2.3, in place of paragraphs 4.19 to 4.23 of chapter 4)
Landscape Effects 11.3.5 (superseded by LA 107 Landscape and visual effects)
The Application of Traffic Appraisal to Trunk Road Schemes (incorporating amendment No.1 dated November 1997) 12.1.1 (withdrawn and no replacement)
Traffic Appraisal in Urban Areas 12.2.1 (withdrawn and no replacement)
Induced Traffic Appraisal 12.2.2 (withdrawn and no replacement. This guidance is now available on www.webtag.co.uk)
The National Trip End Model 12.2.3 (withdrawn and no replacement)

IAN

IAN 36/01 The Use and Application of Micro-simulation Traffic Models (Withdrawn. Advice is now largely obsolete. Updated guidance will become part of the Appraisal Manual in the future)
IAN 100/07 Cultural Heritage Asset Management Plans (superseded by LA 116 Cultural heritage asset management plans)
IAN 154/12 Revision of Clause 903, Clause 921 and Clause 942 (Withdrawn and no replacement)
IAN 155/12 The use of Ultra Thin Surfacing on the HA Network - Amendment to Appendix 7/1 requirements (Withdrawn and no replacement)
IAN 106/08 Guidance Note for Traffic Consultants Employed on Highways Agency Schemes (Withdrawn. Advice is now obsolete and is not being replaced)
IAN 135/10 Landscape and visual effects assessment (superseded by LA 107 Landscape and visual effects)
IAN 159/12 Guidance Note for Traffic Consultants on the Economic Assessment of MM-HSR Schemes (Withdrawn. Advice is now obsolete)
IAN 160/12 Appraisal of Technology Schemes (Withdrawn. Advice is being gathered into a technical annex of the Appraisal Manual)
IAN 164/12 Managed Motorways - All Lane Running - Economic Assessment (Withdrawn. Advice is being gathered into a technical annex of the Appraisal Manual)
IAN 176/13 Guidance Note for the Production of an Appraisal Specification Report (Withdrawn. Content has been transferred to a Project Control Framework guidance note)
IAN 195/16 Cycle traffic and the strategic network (superseded by CD 195 Designing for cycle traffic)
IAN 195/16 elearning Cycle traffic and the strategic network (superseded by new elearning at same web address: https://cycletraffic-elearning.com/

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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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)?

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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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