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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please be aware that the planned updates of the MCHW and DMRB scheduled for November 2015 are now expected to publish in February 2016 to allow time to carry out necessary detailed checks of the new content. We are increasing the formats that the DMRB and MCHW are available in, but rest assured documents will also be available freely as usual.

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12th October 2015: IAN IAN 187/15 added to IANs Page.

30th September 2015 - Design Manual for Roads and Bridges: Volume Contents Pages and Alpha-Numeric Index.

30th September 2015 - HD 27/15: Pavement Construction Methods

9th September 2015: IAN 128/15/A added to IANs Page.

27th August 2015 - Design Manual for Roads and Bridges: Volume Contents Pages and Alpha-Numeric Index.

27th August 2015 - BD 44/15: The Assessment of Concrete Highway Bridges and Structures

27th August 2015 - GD 01/15: Introduction to the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB)

31st July 2015 - Design Manual for Roads and Bridges: Volume Contents Pages and Alpha-Numeric Index.

31st July 2015 - HD 28/15: Skidding Resistance supersedes IAN 49/13 and IAN 98/07

31st July 2015: BA 24/87 and BD 28/87 are now withdrawn

31st July 2015 - HD 41/15: Maintenance of Highways Geotechnical Assets.

31st July 2015 - TD 25/15: Inspection and Maintenance of Traffic Signs on Motorway and All-Purpose Trunk Roads

31st July: IAN 128/15 added to IANs Page.

Changes to the DMRB and MCHW web service beginning November 2015

The Standards for Highways website is a convenient, trustworthy destination for all those involved in the design, construction and maintenance of highways to gain easy access to the latest DMRB and MCHW documentation, alerts for updates and access to IANs.

As well as free downloads of documents we are now providing our users with the ability to purchase all DMRB and MCHW documents in the following formats from our online bookshop

The website will continue to offer up-to-date information on all document amendments as and when they publish.

The yellow box at the top of the Home Page is where to look for details of upcoming and recent updates. The links to the actual documents will give you more detail on each.

The Standing Order service from Williams Lea TSO keeps you automatically up-to-date with new publishing as it publishes without the need for you to trawl the web for updates. You will automatically be sent a new CD or paper copies of the two complete, updated binders each time updates are made.

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