DMRB updates – new documents published – October 2019

Highways England has now published over 40% of the new Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) documents – and is on track to complete the whole suite by March 2020.

The DMRB is being transformed into a consistent and concise format that is clear and easy to use, with content that is up to date and more efficient to maintain, and arranged using the data structure and connectivity that is needed to realise Highways England’s digital roads vision.

This significant improvement to the usability, structure and content of the DMRB is happening now, at an unprecedented rate. The 15,000 pages of the DMRB and the associated Interim Advice Notes are being updated and improved in time for the March 2020 deadline, and as we approach the final stage of this project, the rate of publication of the new documents is ramping up considerably. The message for all users of the DMRB is to be vigilant and check for the latest versions; at the end of every month there are many new documents being published, and many documents being withdrawn.

Further information:

About the new Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and what’s new

New DMRB encouraging innovation and delivering efficiencies for the roads sector

October 2019

The latest round of monthly updates (October 2019) brings the total number of new DMRB documents to 67, superseding 158 of the old-style DMRB documents and Interim Advice Notes. This represents over 40% of the future DMRB suite. The remaining documents have been redrafted and are going through the final governance checks before publication.

The list of new documents that have been published is shown below. A complete index of the DMRB is maintained in GG000.

New DMRB documents published in October 2019

Document Document title Documents replaced by new document
CD 526 Spacing of road gullies rev 2 CD 526 rev 1
CG 152 Traffic signs to tourist destinations and leisure facilities TD 52/17
CG 153 Traffic signs to retail destinations and exhibition centres TD 53/05
CG 501 Design of highway drainage systems HD 33/16, TA 80/99
CG 502 The certification of drainage design HD 49/16, HD 50/16
LA 109 Geology and soils Volume 11, section 3, parts 6 and 11
LA 112 Population and human health Volume 11, section 3, parts 6, 8 and 9
LA 114 Climate
LA 117 Landscape design HA 13/81 HA 55/92 HA 56/92 HA 57/92 HA 58/92 HA 60/92 HA 63/92 HA 85/01 HA 87/01 HA 88/01 HA 89/01 HA 92/01 HA 108/04 HA 115/05 Volume 11, section 3 part 5
LA 119 Roadside environmental mitigation and enhancement HA 65/94 HA 66/95

New DMRB documents published by month

Month Document Document title Documents replaced by new document
June 2018 GG 101 Introduction to the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges GD 1/15
June 2018 GG 104 Requirements for safety risk assessment GD 04/12, IAN 191/16
June 2018 CD 360 Use of compressive membrane action in bridge decks BD 81/02
June 2018 CS 460 Management of corrugated steel buried structures BA 87/04
August 2018 CD 526 Spacing of road gullies HA 102/17
August 2018 CD 375 Design of corrugated steel buried structures BD 12/01
October 2018 CD 236 Surface course materials for construction HD 36/06, IAN 156/16
October 2018 GG 119 Road safety audit HD 19/15
October 2018 CD 360 revision 1 Use of compressive membrane action in bridge decks BD 81/02
October 2018 CD 526 revision 1 Spacing of road gullies HA 102/17
December 2018 CD 236 revision 1 Surface course materials for construction HD 36/06, IAN 156/16
January 2019 GG 119 revision 1 Road safety audit HD 19/15
February 2019 CG 303 Quality assurance schemes for paint BD 35/14
February 2019 CD 236 revision 2 Surface course materials for construction HD 36/06, IAN 156/16
March 2019 CD 365 Portal and cantilever signs/signals BD 51/14, IAN 193/16, BE 7/04
April 2019 CD 527 Sumpless gullies HA 105/17
April 2019 CD 236 revision 3 Surface course materials for construction HD 36/06, IAN 156/16
May 2019 CD 239 Footway and cycleway pavement design HD 39/16
May 2019 CD 357 Bridge expansion joints BA 26/94, BD 33/94, IAN 168/12, IAN 169/12 rev 1
May 2019 CD 362 Enclosure of bridges BD 67/96, BA 67/96
May 2019 CS 459 The assessment of bridge substructures, retaining structures and buried structures BA 55/06
June 2019 CD 523 Determination of pipe roughness and assessment of sediment deposition to aid pipeline design HA 219/09
June 2019 CD 535 Drainage asset data and risk management HD 43/04, IAN 147/12
June 2019 CS 454 Assessment of highway bridges and structures BD 21/01, BA 16/97, BD 37/01
June 2019 CS 463 Load testing for bridge assessment BA 54/94
June 2019 CS 551 Drainage surveys SD 15/03
June 2019 GD 304 Designing health and safety into maintenance IAN 69/15
June 2019 GG 182 Major schemes: Enabling handover into operation and maintenance IAN 182/14A
June 2019 TA 101 Traffic signalling systems (appraisal) TA 12/07, TA 16/07, TA 56/87, TA 82/99, TA 84/06, TD 07/07, TD 24/97, TD 35/06
June 2019 TD 101 Traffic signalling systems (design) TA 12/07, TA 16/07, TA 56/87, TA 82/99, TA 84/06, TD 07/07, TD 24/97, TD 35/06
June 2019 TM 101 Traffic signalling systems (maintenance and operation) TA 12/07, TA 16/07, TA 56/87, TA 82/99, TA 84/06, TD 07/07, TD 24/97, TD 35/06
June 2019 TS 101 Traffic signalling systems (inspection and assessment) TA 12/07, TA 16/07, TA 56/87, TA 82/99, TA 84/06, TD 07/07, TD 24/97, TD 35/06
June 2019 TG 511 Electricity supply connections IAN 132/11
July 2019 CD 116 Geometric design of roundabouts TD 16/07, TD 51/17, TD 54/07, TA 78/97. Part replaces elements of TD 50/04, TD 70/08, TA 23/81 and TA 86/03 that relate to geometric design of roundabouts
July 2019 CD 146 Positioning of signalling and advance direction signs TD 46/05, TD 18/85. Parts of sections 5 and 6 of IAN 149/17; Clauses 2.7.2, 2.7.21 and 2.7.25 of IAN 161/15 Smart Motorways
July 2019 CD 193 Driver location signs IAN 93/10
July 2019 CD 355 Application of whole-life costs for design and maintenance of highway structures BD 36/92, BA 28/92
July 2019 CD 358 Waterproofing and surfacing of concrete bridge decks BD 47/99, BA 47/99, IAN 96/07
July 2019 CS 125 Inspection and maintenance of traffic signs TD 25/15
July 2019 GG 103 Introduction and general requirements for sustainable development and design
July 2019 LA 101 Introduction to environmental assessment HA 200/08, HA 201/08, IAN 125/15, IAN 126/15, IAN 133/10
July 2019 LA 102 Screening projects for Environmental Impact Assessment HD 47/08, IAN 126/15, IAN 133/10
July 2019 LA 103 Scoping projects for environmental assessment HA 204/08, IAN 125/15, IAN 133/10
July 2019 LA 104 Environmental assessment and monitoring HA 205/08, HD 48/08, IAN 125/15, IAN 133/10
August 2019 CD 122 Geometric design of grade separated junctions TD 22/06, TD 39/94, TD 40/94
August 2019 CD 123 Geometric design of at-grade priority and signal controlled junctions TD 41/95, TD 42/95 (includes parts of TD 40/94, TD 50/04, TD 70/08)
August 2019 CD 521 Hydraulic design of road edge surface water channels and outlets HA 37/17. HA 78/96, HA 113/05, HA 119/06
August 2019 CD 622 Managing geotechnical risk HD 22/08, BD 10/97, HA 120/08
August 2019 CS 228 Skidding resistance HD 28/15
August 2019 LA 110 Material assets and waste IAN 153/11
August 2019 LA 113 Road drainage and the water environment HD 45/09
September 2019 CD 169 The design of lay-bys, maintenance hardstandings, rest areas, service areas and observation platforms TD 69/07, TA 66/95
September 2019 CD 192 The design of crossovers and changeovers TA 92/03
September 2019 CD 195 Designing for cycle traffic IAN 195/16
September 2019 CD 356 Design of highway structures for hydraulic action BA 59/94
September 2019 CD 361 Weathering steel for highway structures BD 07/01
September 2019 CD 370 Cathodic protection for use in reinforced concrete highway structures BA 83/02
September 2019 CS 464 Non-destructive testing of highways structures BA 86/06
September 2019 LA 106 Cultural heritage assessment HA 208/07, HA 60/92, HA 75/01
September 2019 LA 107 Landscape and visual effects Landscape Effects 11.3.5 and IAN 135/10
September 2019 LA 115 Habitats Regulations Assessment HD 44/09
September 2019 LA 116 Cultural heritage asset management plans HA 117/08
October 2019 CD 526 Spacing of road gullies rev 3 CD 526 rev 2
October 2019 CG 152 Traffic signs to tourist destinations and leisure facilities TD 52/17
October 2019 CG 153 Traffic signs to retail destinations and exhibition centres TD 53/05
October 2019 CG 501 Design of highway drainage systems HD 33/16, TA 80/99
October 2019 CG 502 The certification of drainage design HD 49/16, HD 50/16
October 2019 LA 109 Geology and soils Volume 11, section 3, parts 6 and 11
October 2019 LA 112 Population and human health Volume 11, section 3, parts 6, 8 and 9
October 2019 LA 114 Climate
October 2019 LA 117 Landscape design HA 13/81 HA 55/92 HA 56/92 HA 57/92 HA 58/92 HA 60/92 HA 63/92 HA 85/01 HA 87/01 HA 88/01 HA 89/01 HA 92/01 HA 108/04 HA 115/05 Volume 11, section 3 part 5
October 2019 LA 119 Roadside environmental mitigation and enhancement HA 65/94 HA 66/95