Welcome to Standards for Highways
There has been a change in name for the button previously called ‘Archive’ in the top right hand corner of the website. The search functionality remains the same but the term older versions is a better representation that some older versions of standards are used on current schemes and projects.
Requirements and advice documents relating to works on motorway and all-purpose trunk roads in the UK.View index
Documents issued historically by National Highways relating to works on motorways and all-purpose trunk roads in England.
Suite of specification documents included in a construction contract relating to works on motorway and all-purpose trunk roads in the UK.View index
Specification for Operational Technology relating to works on motorway and all-purpose trunk roads in the UK. (Formerly TSS).
November 2023: The Standards for Highways website has been enhanced to allow users to download a .csv file of search results. Please click here to see the help page guidance.
Users can also easily bookmark standards of interest and opt into receiving an email notification when they are updated. Please click here to see the help page guidance.
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