Design Standards and City’s Amendments to VDOT’s Specs. & Stds.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​August 30, 2019 Announcement

SWMF As-Built Chart:  The SWMF as-built drawing shall include the SWMF As-Built Chart that provides data needed for inspection and maintenance, MS4 permit compliance, and facility details.  The SWMF As-Buil​t Chart is in a spreadsheet format and can be obtained from Public Works Engineering.​

Public Works Specifications and Standards 

Public Works Specifications and Standards are the technical requirements, policies and procedures for design professionals to prepare plans and reports necessary for the development of both public and private projects within the City.

Draft Public Works Design Standards Manual​​

The City of Virginia Beach is presenting the Draft Public Works Design Standards Manual, 2019 for review and comment.

The Public Works Specifications and Standards has been updated and restructured by a committee of City and private stakeholders to provide the design community with a focused document delivering design standards for public and private infrastructure. The name of the document will be changed to the Public Works Design Standards Manual.

You are encouraged to review the Executive Summary, the Summary of Revisions and the Draft Public Works Design Standards Manual, 2019 and forward written comments to .  The final Design Standards Manual will be reformatted and contain hyperlinks throughout the manual.

The public review and comment period will remain open through June 30, 2019.  Additionally, a public meeting will be held to discuss the draft document on Thursday, June 13th at the TCC ATC, 1700 College Cresent in the Theater from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.​

Upon completion of the public review all comments will be considered and appropriate comments/revisions will be incorporated into the final document.  The final Public Works Design Standards Manual, 2019 will be presented to the City Council for their approval.​



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 Improvemen​t 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:​​