Standards for Highways
Standards for Highways contains a variety of technical documentation relating to the design, construction and maintenance of highways.
Some of the document types available on the site are as follows:
The DMRB provides a comprehensive manual system which accommodates all current standards, advice notes and other published documents relating to the design, assessment and operation of trunk roads (including motorways). These documents, together with later additions, have been gathered together in a consistent series of volumes within the manual to help in meeting the requirements of quality assurance procedures.
The MCHW consists of several parts which include the administrative procedures for its use, the Specification for Highway Works and its corresponding Method of Measurement. The Manual incorporates the requirements of EU legislation which are mandatory for all Public Procurement Bodies.
IANs are issued by the Highways Agency from time to time. They contain specific guidance, which shall only be used in connection with works on motorways and trunk roads in England, subject to any specific implementation instructions contained within an IAN.
The Code covers the Performance Requirements for highways and structures and the operational winter service on the motorway and trunk road network. It shall be noted that nothing in the Code shall relieve or absolve the Service Provider of any of its obligations to comply with legal and legislative requirements. The Service Provider is also reminded that compliance with all relevant standards and codes of practice forms an implicit and inherent part of the Code.
This Network Management Manual (NMM) provides advice, some mandatory instruction and guidance on good practice for the management and provision of the routine and winter service on the trunk road network. It generally describes the processes for the management of the maintenance service including the interface between the Highways Agency, its service providers and other stakeholders.
Information and downloads on forthcoming DMRB/MCHW documents, Road Restraints Systems, Eurocodes, Errant Vehicles, Air Quality and Gantries.
The TSS Plans Registry contains unpriced Highways Agency documents in the field of traffic systems and signing (tss). The documents are prefixed with MCE, MCF, MCG, MCH, TR, TRG and TRH.