​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Public Works Design Standards Manual

The Public Works Design Standards Manual are the current technical requirements for design professionals to prepare plans and reports necessary for development of projects within the City effective March 1, 2022. For complete accessibility of the manual, Google Chrome is the recommended browser.

Public Works Specifications and Standards

The Public Works Specifications and Standards were the previous technical requirements, policies, and procedures for use by the design professional, prior to the adoption of the Public Works Design Standards Manual. This document can only be used for "grandfathered" projects as determined by the City's Project Manager.

Stormwater Management Facility (SWMF) As-Built Chart

All Stormwater Management Facility (SWMF) as-built drawings shall include the SWMF as-built chart that provides data needed for inspection and maintenance, MS4 permit compliance, and facility details.

VDOT ​​​Road and Bridge Specifications

Public Works has developed amendments to the 2016 Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Road and Bridge Specifications and Standards for the design and construction of Capital Improvement Projects. In addition to the City's Amendments, Public Works has developed mandatory specifications and supplemental specifications.

Construction Documents​​​​​​​​​​​​

The bid documents for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects managed by the Department of Public Works include the specific project plans and project manual. The following documents are required for the project manual:​​

  • Federal/VDOT Required Documents and Forms

    Since November 2011, all Federal/VDOT required forms and documents for Federal/VDOT Funded roadway projects must be uploaded online. It is the responsibility of all Prospective Contractors for Federal/VDOT Funded projects to download and print all the required forms below as they will not be in the project manual. These documents will be updated as necessary, and all Contractors should download the most recent version before completing them for new projects.