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

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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, we suggest using Google Chrome.

Public Works Design Standards Manual, March, 2022  

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. 


SWMF AS-Built Chart

All 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. The SWMF As-Built Chart is in a spredsheet format and can be obtained from Public Works Engineering. 

​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:​​
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