Highways England publishes new version of DMRB

Highways England has published the new version of its Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB).

Its new format and website interface will offer a simpler way for users to access and use the documents needed.

Steve Davy, Head of Technical Services at Highways England said: “To help the highways industry operate more efficiently and to encourage more innovation, we have digitalised and updated 300 standards used on a daily basis by anymore working on motorways and truck roads in the UK and internationally. The new documents are in a format which make them for easier to read and apply. They reduce the need for departures from standard by 60%-which is equivalent to a saving to the industry of £10 million a year.”

He went on to say: “The new DMRB has been produced in response to the challenge set by the Government in 2015 to review the usability, structure and content of the DMRB before April 2020. The result is a huge amount of work by many across the industry and in the devolved administration in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

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