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January Update 2020 :

Design Manual for Roads and Bridges

GG 000 Design Manual for Roads and Bridges: Volume Contents Pages and Alpha-Numeric Index January 2020 0.1.1 supersedes GG 000 Design Manual for Roads and Bridges: Volume Contents Pages and Alpha-Numeric Index December 2019
CD 122 Geometric design of grade separated junctions revision 1 6.2.1 supersedes CD 122 Geometric design of grade separated junctions revision 0
CD 123 Geometric design of at-grade priority and signal-controlled junctions revision 1 6.2.6 supersedes CD 123 Geometric design of at-grade priority and signal-controlled junctions revision 0
CD 143 Designing for walking, cycling and horse-riding revision 1 6.3.5 supersedes CD 143 Designing for walking, cycling and horse-riding revision 0
CD 192 The design of crossovers and changeovers revision 1 8.4.6 supersedes CD 192 The design of crossovers and changeovers revision 0
CD 193 Driver location signs revision 1 8.2.2 supersedes CD 193 Driver location signs revision 0
CD 363 Design rules for aerodynamic effects on bridges 1.3.3 supersedes BD 49/01 Design Rules for Aerodynamic Effects on Bridges
CD 526 Spacing of road gullies revision 3 4.2.3 supersedes CD 526 Spacing of road gullies revision 2
CD 535 Drainage asset data and risk management revision 1 4.2.4 supersedes CD 535 Drainage asset data and risk management revision 0
GG 105 Asbestos management 0.2.4 supersedes GD 5/16 Asbestos Management in Trunk Road Assets, General Asbestos Management Plan
GD 304 Designing health and safety into maintenance revision 1 0.2.5 supersedes GD 304 Designing health and safety into maintenance revision 0
GG 119 Road safety audit revision 2 5.2.2 supersedes GG 119 Road safety audit revision 1
LA 103 Scoping projects for environmental assessment revision 1 11.2.3 supersedes LA 103 Scoping projects for environmental assessment revision 0
LA 106 Cultural heritage assessment revision 1 11.3.2 supersedes by LA 106 Cultural heritage assessment revision 0
LA 107 Landscape and visual effects revision 1 11.3.5 supersedes LA 107 Landscape and visual effects revision 0
LA 112 Population and human health revision 1 11.3.6 supersedes LA 112 Population and human health revision 0
LA 115 Habitats Regulations assessment revision 1 11.4.1 supersedes LA 115 Habitats Regulations assessment revision 0
TA 121 Ramp metering appraisal 9.3.1 supersedes IAN 103/08 Ramp metering, IAN 121/09 Advice regarding implementation of Integrated Traffic Management
TD 101 Traffic signalling systems (design) revision 1 8.0.1 supersedes by TD 101 Traffic signalling systems (design) revision 0
TD 121 Ramp metering design 9.3.1 supersedes IAN 103/08 Ramp metering, IAN 121/09 Advice regarding implementation of Integrated Traffic Management
TD 131 Roadside technology and communications supersedes 9.1.2 TD 17/85 Criteria for the Provision of Closed Circuit. Television on Motorways, TD 45/17 Detection on the Motorway and Trunk Road Network Amendment No. 1 Dated May 2018 Annex F (England only), TD 71/16 Technology Overview and General Requirements, TD 72/17 Transmission Infrastructure, TD 73/16 Emergency Roadside Telephones (ERT)
GG 000 Design Manual for Roads and Bridges: Volume Contents Pages and Alpha-Numeric Index December 2019 0.1.1 superseded by GG 000 Design Manual for Roads and Bridges: Volume Contents Pages and Alpha-Numeric Index January 2020
BD 49/01 Design Rules for Aerodynamic Effects on Bridges 1.3.3 superseded by CD 363 Design rules for aerodynamic effects on bridges
CD 122 Geometric design of grade separated junctions revision 0 6.2.1 superseded by CD 122 Geometric design of grade separated junctions revision 1
CD 123 Geometric design of at-grade priority and signal-controlled junctions revision 0 6.2.6 superseded by CD 123 Geometric design of at-grade priority and signal-controlled junctions revision 1
CD 143 Designing for walking, cycling and horse-riding revision 0 6.3.5 superseded CD 143 Designing for walking, cycling and horse-riding revision 1
CD 192 The design of crossovers and changeovers revision 0 8.4.6 superseded by CD 192 The design of crossovers and changeovers revision 1
CD 193 Driver location signs revision 0 8.2.2 superseded by CD 193 Driver location signs revision 1
CD 526 Spacing of road gullies revision 2 4.2.3 superseded by CD 526 Spacing of road gullies revision 3
CD 535 Drainage asset data and risk management revision 0 4.2.4 superseded by CD 535 Drainage asset data and risk management revision 1
GD 5/16 Asbestos Management in Trunk Road Assets, General Asbestos Management Plan 0.2.4 superseded by GG 105 Asbestos management
GD 304 Designing health and safety into maintenance revision 0 0.2.5 superseded by GD 304 Designing health and safety into maintenance revision 1
GG 119 Road safety audit revision 1 5.2.2 superseded by GG 119 Road safety audit revision 2
LA 103 Scoping projects for environmental assessment revision 0 11.2.3 superseded by LA 103 Scoping projects for environmental assessment revision 1
LA 106 Cultural heritage assessment revision 0 11.3.2 superseded by LA 106 Cultural heritage assessment revision 1
LA 107 Landscape and visual effects revision 0 11.3.5 superseded by LA 107 Landscape and visual effects revision 1
LA 112 Population and human health revision 0 11.3.6 superseded by LA 112 Population and human health revision 1
LA 115 Habitats Regulations assessment revision 0 11.4.1 superseded by LA 115 Habitats Regulations assessment revision 0
TA 23/81 Junctions and Accesses Determination of Size of Roundabouts and Major/Minor Junctions 6.2.7 superseded by CD 116 Roundabouts and CD 123 Geometric design of at-grade priority and signal-controlled junctions
TD 17/85 Criteria for the Provision of Closed Circuit. Television on Motorways 9.3.1 superseded by TD 131 Roadside technology and communications
TD 45/17 Detection on the Motorway and Trunk Road Network Amendment No. 1 Dated May 2018 Annex F (England only) 9.1.2 superseded by TD 131 Roadside technology and communications
TD 71/16 Technology Overview and General Requirements 9.1.1 superseded by TD 131 Roadside technology and communications
TD 72/17 Transmission Infrastructure 9.3.1 superseded by TD 131 Roadside technology and communications
TD 73/16 Emergency Roadside Telephones (ERT) 9.2.1 superseded by TD 131 Roadside technology and communications
TD 101 Traffic signalling systems (design) revision 0 8.0.1 superseded by TD 101 Traffic signalling systems (design) revision 1
IAN 103/08 Ramp metering superseded by TA 121 Ramp metering appraisal, TD 121 Ramp metering design
IAN 121/09 Advice regarding implementation of Integrated Traffic Management superseded by TA 121 Ramp metering appraisal, TD 121 Ramp metering design

Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works

Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works Volume Contents Pages and Volume Index January 2020 0.0.2 supersedes Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works: Volume Contents Pages and Volume Index July 2019
SD 1/20 Implementation of Specification for Highway Works and Notes for Guidance 0.2.1 supersedes SD 1/19 Implementation of Specification for Highway Works and Notes for Guidance
Volume 1 January 2020 amendment supersedes July 2019 amendment Volume 1 Series 0000
Volume 1 Series 1000
Volume 1 Appendix F
Volume 2 January 2020 amendment supersedes July 2019 amendment Volume 2 Series NG0700
Volume 2 Series NG1000
Volume 2 Annex 1
Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works Volume Contents Pages and Volume Index July 2019 superseded by Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works: Volume Contents Pages and Volume Index January 2020 2019
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
Volume 1 July 2019 amendment supersedes January 2020 amendment Volume 1 Series 0000
Volume 1 Series 1000
Volume 1 Appendix F
Volume 2 July 2019 amendment supersedes January 2020 amendment Volume 2 Series NG0700
Volume 2 Series NG1000
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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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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