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October Update 2019 :

Design Manual for Roads and Bridges

GG 000 Alphanumeric and Volume Contents October 2019
CD 526 Spacing of road gullies revision 2, 4.2.3 (supersedes CD 526 Spacing of road gullies revision 1)
CG 152 Traffic signs to tourist destinations and leisure facilities 8.2.4 (supersedes TD 52/17 Traffic Signs to Tourist Destinations and Leisure Facilities in England Signing for Motorways and All-Purpose Trunk Roads)
CG 153 Traffic signs to retail destinations and exhibition centres 8.2.6 (supersedes TD 53/05 Traffic Signs to Retail Destinations and Exhibition Centres in England and Wales Trunk Roads)
CG 501 Design of highway drainage systems 4.2.3 (supersedes HD 33/16 Design of Highway Drainage Systems and TA 80/99 Surface Drainage of Wide Carriageways)
CG 502 The certification of drainage design 4.2.1 (supersedes HD 49/16 Highway Drainage Design Principal Requirements and HD 50/16 The Certification of Drainage Design)
LA 109 Geology and soils 11.3.11 (supersedes Volume 11, section 3, part 11 Geology and soils and Volume 11, section 3 part 6 Land use)
LA 112 Population and human health 11.3.6 (supersedes Volume 11, section 3, part 6 (Land), Volume 11, section 3, part 8 (Pedestrians, Cyclists, Equestrians and Community Effects) and Volume 11, section 3, part 9 (Vehicle Travellers)
LA 114 Climate 11.3.14 (new document)
LA 117 Landscape design 10.0.3 (supersedes HA 13/81 The Planting of Trees and Shrubs, HA 55/92 New Roads Landform and Alignment, HA 56/92 New Roads Planting, Vegetation and Soils, HA 57/92 New Roads Integration with Rural Landscapes, HA 58/92 The Road Corridor, HA 60/92 New Roads Heritage, HA 63/92 Improving Existing Roads Improvement Techniques 10.2.2, HA 85/01 Road Improvement within Limited Land Take, HA 87/01 Environmental Functions, HA 88/01 Landscape Elements, HA 89/01 Environmental Elements, HA 92/01 Scheme Development Implementation and Management, HA 108/04 The Landscape Management Handbook, HA 115/05 The Establishment of An Herbaceous Plant Layer In Roadside Woodland, Volume 11, section 3 part 5 Land effects)
LA 119 Roadside environmental mitigation and enhancement 10.5.1 (supersedes HA 65/94 Design for Environmental Barriers, HA 66/95 Environmental Barriers : Technical Requirements)
CD 526 Spacing of road gullies revision 1 (superseded by CD 526 Spacing of road gullies revision 2)
HA 13/81 The Planting of Trees and Shrubs 5.2.4 (superseded by LA 117 Landscape design)
HA 55/92 New Roads Landform and Alignment 10.1.1 (superseded by LA 117 Landscape design)
HA 56/92 New Roads Planting, Vegetation and Soils 10.1.2 (superseded by LA 117 Landscape design)
HA 57/92 New Roads Integration with Rural Landscapes 10.1.3 (superseded by LA 117 Landscape design)
HA 58/92 The Road Corridor 10.1.4 (superseded by LA 117 Landscape design)
HA 63/92 Improving Existing Roads Improvement Techniques 10.2.2 (superseded by LA 117 Landscape design)
HA 65/94 Design for Environmental Barriers 10.5.1 (superseded by LA 119 Roadside environmental mitigation and enhancement)
HA 66/95 Environmental Barriers : Technical Requirements 10.5.2 (superseded by LA 119 Roadside environmental mitigation and enhancement)
HA 85/01 Road Improvement within Limited Land Take 10.2.1 (superseded by LA 117 Landscape design)
HA 87/01 Environmental Functions 10.0.2 (superseded by LA 117 Landscape design)
HA 88/01 Landscape Elements 10.0.3 (superseded by LA 117 Landscape design)
HA 89/01 Environmental Elements 10.0.4 (superseded by LA 117 Landscape design)
HA 92/01 Scheme Development Implementation and Management 10.0.7 (superseded by LA 117 Landscape design)
HA 108/04 The Landscape Management Handbook 10.3.2 (superseded by LA 117 Landscape design)
HA 115/05 The Establishment of An Herbaceous Plant Layer In Roadside Woodland 10.3.3 (superseded by LA 117 Landscape design)
HD 33/16 Design of Highway Drainage Systems 4.2.3 (superseded by CG 501 Design of highway drainage systems)
HD 49/16 Highway Drainage Design Principal Requirements 4.2.1 (superseded by CG 502 The certification of drainage design)
HD 50/16 The Certification of Drainage Design 4.2.1 (superseded by CG 502 The certification of drainage design)
TA 80/99 Surface Drainage of Wide Carriageways 4.2.2 (superseded by CG 501 Design of highway drainage systems)
TD 52/17 Traffic Signs to Tourist Destinations and Leisure Facilities in England Signing for Motorways and All-Purpose Trunk Roads 8.2.4 (superseded by CG 152 Traffic signs to tourist destinations and leisure facilities)
TD 53/05 Traffic Signs to Retail Destinations and Exhibition Centres in England and Wales Trunk Roads 8.2.6 (superseded by CG 153 Traffic signs to retail destinations and exhibition centres)
Volume 11, section 3 part 6 Land use 11.3.6 (superseded by LA 109 Geology and soils and LA 112 Population and human health)
Volume 11, section 3, part 8 Pedestrians, Cyclists, Equestrians and Community Effects 11.3.8 (superseded by LA 112 Population and human health)
Volume 11, section 3, part 9 Vehicle Travellers 11.3.9 (superseded by LA 112 Population and human health)
Volume 11, section 3, part 11 Geology and soils 11.3.11 (superseded by LA 109 Geology and soils)

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

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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?

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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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