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Summary: This document provides a list, volume by volume, of the current documents of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, as implemented in Ireland. It also provides an index in alphanumeric order. This document is updated regularly and may be used as a check of the current status of the DMRB and the implementation documents. Recent changes are listed on Pages 26 to 29. Appendix A includes a description of what constitutes a Departure and provides details on submitting a Departure including what information the application should contain. (The relevant application forms are also included within the appendix).

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NRA DESIGN MANUAL FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES

VOLUME 1 HIGHWAY STRUCTURES APPROVAL PROCEDURES AND GENERAL DESIGN SECTION 0 PUBLICATION PROCEDURE

PART B NRA ALPHA-NUMERIC INDEX

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1. 2. 3.

Volume Contents Pages Alpha-Numeric Index Enquiries

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Documents Available for Use in Ireland 1.1 The UK DMRB, Standards are designated by the letters BD, BE, HD, SH or TD and Advice Notes by the letters BA, HA and TA. 1.2 The Standards and Advice Notes of Volumes 1 to 9 of the UK DMRB, as listed in Tables 1 to 9, are applicable in Ireland as amended by the NRA Addendum to each document. All references to the UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes shall be read as references to the documents as implemented in accordance with the relevant NRA Addendum. The Standards and Advice Notes of Volume 0 and Volumes 10 to 15 of the UK DMRB are not implemented for use in Ireland although some elements may be cross referenced by the NRA Environmental Assessment and Construction Guidelines and by the NRA Project Appraisal Guidelines. 1.3 NRA Standards or other documents that are indicated by * replace equivalent UK DMRB documents. 1.4 UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as 'background reading' indicating good practice for the activity, or materials, under consideration. Users of these documents must make due allowance for any differences from UK circumstances. Some UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes are specifically excluded from the NRA DMRB. These are considered as conflicting with current practice in Ireland (or be of no relevance) and are listed in the Tables 1a to 9a. They should, accordingly, not be referred to. In some cases the NRA DMRB continues to reference parts of the UK DMRB that have been superseded or withdrawn from the UK DMRB. The relevant UK DMRB document date of these parts is highlighted by the use of an 'antique text' style

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December 2000 December 2007

UK DMRB Reference Document

Section 0: Publication Procedure 1.0.1 1.0.2 1.0.A* 1.0.B * Introduction to the NRA Design Manual for Roads and Bridges NRA Alpha-Numeric Index N/A N/A

Section 1: Approval Procedures 1.1.1A NRA BD 2* Technical Approval of Road Structures on Motorways and Other National Roads January 2009 N/A

Section 2: Other Procedural Documents 1.2.1 1.2.2 BD 36 BA 28 Evaluation of Maintenance Costs in Comparing Alternative Designs for Highway Structures Evaluation of Maintenance Costs in Comparing Alternative Designs for Highway Structures December 2000 August 1992 August 1992

Section 3: General Design 1.3.1 1.3.2 1.3.3 1.3.4 1.3.5 1.3.6 1.3.7 1.3.9 1.3.10 1.3.11 1.3.12 NRA BD 24* BD 15 BD 49 BA 40 BD 60 BA 59 NRA BD 57* BD 58 BA 58 BA 41 BA 42 The Design of Concrete Road Bridges and Structures. Use of BS 5400: Part 4: 1990 General Principles for the Design and Construction of Bridges. Use of BS 5400: Part 1: 1988 Design Rules for Aerodynamic Effects on Bridges Tack Welding of Reinforcing Bars Design of Highway Bridges for Vehicle Collision Loads Design of Highway Bridges for Hydraulic Action Design for Durability Design of Bridges and Concrete Structures with External and Unbonded Prestressing Design of Bridges and Concrete Structures with External and Unbonded Prestressing The Design and Appearance of Bridges The Design of Integral Bridges (Amendment No. 1, May 2003) December 2000 December 2000 June 2001 December 2000 October 2001 December 2000 October 2003 N/A December 1992 May 2001 July 1993

April 1994
May 1994 N/A November 1994 November 1994 February 1998 May 2003

Table 1: Standards and Advice Notes Available for Use in Ireland Note: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as background reading indicating good practice.

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1.2.3 1.3 1.3

Number
BD 95 BE 23 BE 5

Title
Treatment of Existing Structures on Highway Widening Schemes. Shear Key Decks Rules for the Design and Use of Freyssinet Concrete Hinges in Highway Structures.

1.3.8

BA 57

Design for Durability

Table 1a: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes Not Applicable in Ireland

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VOLUME 2: HIGHWAY STRUCTURES: DESIGN (SUBSTRUCTURES AND SPECIAL STRUCTURES) MATERIALS Standard or Advice Note DMRB Part Number Title NRA Addendum or Standard Dated
December 2000 December 2000 December 2000 October 2003 December 2000 December 2000

UK DMRB Reference Document

Section 1: Substructures 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4 2.1.5 2.1 2.1.7 2.1.8 BD 41 BD 42 BD 68 BA 68 BD 70 BD 30 BA 80 BD 74 Reinforced Clay Brickwork Retaining Walls of Pocket-Type and Grouted-Cavity Type Construction Design of Embedded Retaining Walls and Bridge Abutments Crib Retaining Walls Crib Retaining Walls Strengthened/Reinforced Soils and Other Fills for Retaining Walls and Bridge Abutments Backfilled Retaining Walls and Bridge Abutments Use of Rockbolts Foundations May 1997 May 2000 February 1997 February 1997 May 2003 July 1987 February 1999 May 2000

Section 2: Special Structures 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.2.4 2.2.5 2.2.6 BD 26 BA 48 BD 51 BD 65 BD 12 Design of Lighting Columns Pedestrian Protection at Head Walls, Wing Walls and Retaining Walls Design Criteria for Portal and Cantilever Sign/Signal Gantries Design Criteria for Collision Protection Beams Design of Corrugated Steel Buried Structures with Spans Greater Than 0.9 Metres and up to 8 Metres [and Correction, February 2002] Enclosure of Bridges Enclosure of Bridges Design Criteria for Footbridges January 2005 December 2000 December 2002 December 2000 July 2004

August 2004 December 1993


May 1998 February 1997 November 2001 August 1996 August 1996 August 2004

2.2.7 2.2.8 2.2.8

BD 67 BA 67 BD 29

Table 2: Standards and Advice Notes Available for Use in Ireland Note: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as background reading indicating good practice.

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NRA UK DMRB Addendum Reference or Document Standard Dated


January 2009 December 2000 December 2000 October 2001 April 2002 October 2003 N/A August 1999 August 2000

Section 2: Special Structures (Continued) 2.2.8A 2.2.9 2.2.10 2.2.11 2.2.12 2.2.13 2.2.14 NRA TD 19* BD 78 BD 82 BD 83 BD 31 BD 88 BD 91 Safety Barriers Design of Road Tunnels Design of Buried Rigid Pipes Design of CCTV Masts The Design of Buried Concrete Box and Portal Frame Structures Design of Cantilever Masts for Traffic Signals and/or Speed Cameras Unreinforced Masonry Arch Bridges

August 2001
November 2001

May 2003
November 2004

Section 3: Materials and Components 2.3.1 2.3.2 2.3.3 2.3.4 2.3.5 2.3.6 2.3.7 2.3 2.3.7 2.3.8 2.3.9 BD 20 BA 37 NRA BD 52* BD 47 BA 47 BD 33 BA 26 BA 36 BA 82 BD 7 BA 92 Bridge Bearings. Use of BS 5400: Part 9: 1983 Priority Ranking of Existing Parapets The Design of Road Bridge Parapets Waterproofing and Surfacing of Concrete Bridge Decks Waterproofing and Surfacing of Concrete Bridge Decks Expansion Joints for Use in Highway Bridge Decks Expansion Joints for Use in Highway Bridge Decks The Use of Permanent Formwork Formation of Continuity Joints for Use in Bridge Decks Weathering Steel for Highway Structures The use of recycled Aggregates in Structural Concrete December 2000 April 2007 December 2000 December 2000 December 2002 October 1992 October 1992 N/A August 1999 August 1999 November 1994 November 1994 February 1991 November 2000 November 2001 May 2007

Table 2 Continued: Standards and Advice Notes Available for Use in Ireland Note: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as background reading indicating good practice.

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NRA UK DMRB Addendum Reference or Document Standard Dated


December 2000 December 2000

Section 4: Paints and Other Protective Coatings 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4 BD 35 BA 27 BD 43 Quality Assurance Scheme for Paints and Similar Protective Coatings [and Errata Sheet, February 2000] Quality Assurance Scheme for Paints and Similar Protective Coatings Criteria and Materials for the Impregnation of Concrete Highway Structures [Note: BD43/90 has been superseded in the UK by BD 43/03, but BD 43/90 is still valid in Ireland.] 2.4.3 BA 85 Coatings for Concrete Highway Structures and Ancillary Structures May 2004

August 1999 August 1999 April 1990

Table 2 Continued: Standards and Advice Notes Available for Use in Ireland Note: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as background reading indicating good practice. UK DMRB Standard or Advice Note DMRB Part
2.2.1 2.2

Number
BD 94 BE 7 Design of Minor Structures

Title

Departmental Standard (Interim) Motorway Sign/Signal Gantries

Table 2a: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes Not Applicable in Ireland

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-

UK DMRB Reference Document

Section 1: Inspection 3.1.2 3.1.3 3.1.7 BD 54 BA 50 BA 86 Post-tensioned Concrete Bridges. Prioritisation of Special Inspections Post-tensioned Concrete Bridges: Planning, Organisation and Methods for Carrying Out Special Inspections Advice Notes on the Non-destructive Testing of Highway Structures April 1993 July 1993 August 2006

Section 2: Maintenance 3.2.2 3.2.4 BD 87 BD 89 Maintenance Painting of Steelwork The Conservation of Highways Structures May 2005 November 2003

Section 3: Repair 3.3.1 3.3.2 3.3.2 3.3.3 3.3.4 BA 30 BA 43 BD 27 BA 83 BA 87 Strengthening of Concrete Highway Structures Using Externally Bonded Plates Strengthening, Repair and Monitoring of Post-tensioned Concrete Bridge Decks Materials for the Repair of Concrete Highway Structures Cathodic Protection for Use in Reinforced Concrete Highway Structures Management of Corrugated Steel Buried Structures February 1994 December 1994 November 1986 February 2002 August 2004

Section 4: Assessment 3.4.3 3.4.4 3.4.5 3.4.6 3.4.7 3.4.8 3.4.9 3.4.10 BD 21 BA 16 BA 38 BA 39 BD 48 BA 54 BA 55 BA 52 The Assessment of Highway Bridges and Structures The Assessment of Highway Bridges and Structures Assessment of the Fatigue Life of Corroded or Damaged Reinforcing Bars Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Half-joints The Assessment and Strengthening of Highway Bridge Supports Load Testing for Bridge Assessment The Assessment of Bridge Substructures and Foundations, Retaining Walls and Buried Structures The Assessment of Concrete Highway Structures Affected by Alkali Silica Reaction May 2001 May 1997 May 1993 April 1993 June 1993 April 1994 May 2006 November 1994

Table 3: Standards and Advice Notes Available for Use in Ireland Note: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as background reading indicating good practice.
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1.3.13 1.3.14 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3.14 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3.15 1.3.16 1.3.17 1.3.18

Number
BA 53 BD 10 BD 9 BD 13 BD 16 BD 28 BD 37 BA 9 BA 19 BA 24 BA 84 BD 84 BD 90 BD 85

Title
Bracing Systems and the Use of U-Frames in Steel Highway Bridges Design of Highway Structures in Areas of Mining Subsidence Implementation of BS 5400: Part 10: 1980 Code of Practice for Fatigue Design of Steel Bridges. Use of BS 5400: Part 3: 1982 Design of Composite Bridges. Use of BS 5400: Part 5: 1979 [and Amendment No. 1, December 1987] Early Thermal Cracking of Concrete [and Amendment No. 1, 1989] Loads for Highway Bridges [and Corrections, February 2002 and May 2002] The Use of BS 5400: Part 10: 1980 Code of Practice for Fatigue [and Amendment No. 1, November 1983] The Use of BS 5400: Part 3: 1982 Early Thermal Cracking of Concrete [and Amendment No. 1, 1989] Use of Stainless Steel Reinforcement in Highway Structures Strengthening of Concrete Bridge Supports Using Fibre Reinforced Polymers Design of FRP Bridges and Highways Structures Strengthened Highway Structures Using Externally Bonded Fibre Reinforced Polymer

NRA Addendum or Standard Dated


December 2000 December 2000 January 2005 December 2000 December 2000 April 2002 December 2002 -

UK DMRB Reference Document

December 1994 May 1997 December 1981

November 2004
November 1982 March 1987 August 2001 December 1981 January 1985 March 1987 February 2002 August 2002 May 2005 November 2008

Table 1 Continued: Standards and Advice Notes Available for Use in Ireland Note: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as background reading indicating good practice.

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3.4.11 3.4.12 3.4.13 3.4.14 3.4.15 3.4.16 3.4.17 3.4 3.4.20

Number
BD 56 BA 56 BA 51 BD 44 BA 44 BD 61 BA 61 BE 13 BD 81

Title
The Assessment of Steel Highway Bridges and Structures The Assessment of Steel Highway Bridges and Structures The Assessment of Concrete Structures Affected by Steel Corrosion The Assessment of Concrete Highway Bridges and Structures The Assessment of Concrete Highway Bridges and Structures The Assessment of Composite Highway Bridges and Structures The Assessment of Composite Highway Bridges and Structures Fatigue Risk in Bailey Bridges Use of Compressive Membrane Action in Bridge Decks [and Correction, August 2002]

NRA Addendum or Standard Dated


December 2002 -

UK DMRB Reference Document

November 1996 November 1996 February 1995 January 1995 November 1996 November 1996 November 1996 April 1968 May 2002

3.4.21

BA 74

Assessment of Scour at Highway Bridges

August 2006

Table 3 Continued: Standards and Advice Notes Available for Use in Ireland Note: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as background reading indicating good practice.

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3.1.1 3.1.4 3.1.6

Number

Title

Section 1 Inspection BD 45 BD 63 BD 53 Identification Marking of Highway Structures Inspection of Highway Structures Inspection and Records for Road Tunnels

Section 2 Maintenance 3.2.1 3.2.3 BD 62 BA 72 As Built, Operational and Maintenance Records for Highway Structures Maintenance of Road Tunnels

Section 3 Repair 3.3.2 3.3.5 BA 35 BA 88 Inspection and Repair of Concrete Highway Structures Management of Buried Concrete Box Structures

Section 4 Assessment 3.4.1 3.4.2 3.4.17 3.4.17 3.4.18 3.4.19 BD 46 BD 50 BD 34 BA 34 BD 79 BD 86 Technical Requirements for the Assessment and Strengthening Programme for Highway Structures Technical Requirements for the Assessment and Strengthening Programme for Highway Structures Stage 3 - Long Span Bridges Technical Requirements for the Assessment and Strengthening Programme for Highway Structures Technical Requirements for the Assessment and Strengthening Programme for Highway Structures The Management of Sub-standard Highway Structures The Assessment of Highway Bridges and Structures For The Effects of Special Types General Order (STGO) and Special Order (SO) Vehicles

Table 3a: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes Not Applicable in Ireland Note: The above parts of the UK DMRB are replaced by the NRA Eirspan System Manuals (available from the NRA).

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-

UK DMRB Reference Document

Section 1: Geotechnical 4.1.1 4.1.3 HA 44 HA 48 Earthworks: Design and Preparation of Contract Documents [and Amendment No. 1, April 1995] Maintenance of Highway Earthworks and Drainage [Note: HA 48/93 has now been replaced in the UK by HD 41/03 (Maintenance of Highway Geotechnical Assets), but HA 48/93 is still valid in Ireland.] Design Methods for the Reinforcement of Highway Slopes by Reinforced Soil and Soil Nailing Techniques Construction of Highway Earthworks Treatment of Fill and Capping Materials Using Either Lime or Cement or Both Site Investigation for Highway Works on Contaminated Land Geotechnical Considerations and Techniques for Widening Highway Earthworks Guidance on Trenchless Installation of Services June 1991

April 1993

4.1.4 4.1.5 4.1.6 4.1.7 4.1 4.1.8

HA 68 HA 70 HA 74 HA 73 HA 43 HA 120

February 1994 December 1994

November 2000
May 1995 February 1991 August 2008

Section 2: Drainage 4.2.1 4.2 4.2 4.2.1 4.2.1 4.2.2 4.2.3 HA 71 HA 78 HA 39 HA 103 HA 106 TA 80 HD 33 The Effects of Highway Construction on Flood Plains [and Amendment No. 1, August 1998] Design of Outfalls for Surface Water Channels Edge of Pavement Details Vegetative Treatment Systems for Highway Runoff Drainage Run Off from Natural Catchments Surface Drainage of Wide Carriageways Surface and Sub-surface Drainage Systems for Highways January 2009

May 1995
January 1996 August 1998 May 2006 February 2004 February 1999 May 2006

Table 4: Standards and Advice Notes Available for Use in Ireland Note: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as background reading indicating good practice.

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-

UK DMRB Reference Document

Section 2: Drainage (continued) 4.2.3 4.2.3 4.2.4 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2.5 4.2.5 4.2.6 4.2.8 4.2.9 HA 102 HA 105 HA 79 HA 37 HA 41 HA 83 HA 40 HA 104 HA 113 HA 118 HA 119 Spacing of Road Gullies Sumpless Gullies Edge of Pavement Details for Porous Asphalt Surface Courses Hydraulic Design of Road Edge Surface Water Channels A Permeameter for Road Drainage Layers Safety Aspects of Road Drainage Features Determination of Pipe and Bedding Combinations for Drainage Works Chamber Tops and Gully Tops for Road Drainage and Services: Installation and Maintenance Combined Channel and Pipe System for Surface Water Drainage Design of Soakaways Grassed Surface Water Channels November 2000 February 2004 February 1997 August 1997 April 1990 November 1999 November 2001 August 2002 February 2005 May 2006 May 2006

Table 4 Continued: Standards and Advice Notes Available for Use in Ireland Note: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as background reading indicating good practice.

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4.1.2 4.1.3 4.1.7 4.1.7 4.1.7

Number

Title

Section 1: Earthworks HD 22 HD 41 SH 7 SH 3 SH 4 Managing Geotechnical

Maintenance of Highway Geotechnical Assets


Specification for Road and Bridge Works: Soil Suitability for EarthworkingUse of the Moisture Condition Apparatus Model Contract Document for Topographical Surveys

Geotechnical Certification Procedures: Trunk Road Ground Investigations Topographical Surveys: Certification Procedures Drainage Data Management System for Highways Agency Alternative Filter Media and Stabilisation Techniques for Combined Surface and Sub-Surface Drains Design of Outfall and Culvert Details

4.1.7 SH 5 Section 2: Drainage 4.2.4 HD 43 4.2.4 4.2.7 HA 217 HA 107

Table 4a: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes Not Applicable in Ireland

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Number

Title

NRA Document Dated

UK DMRB Reference Document

Section 1: Assessment of Road Schemes TA 44 Capacities, Queues, Delays and Accidents at Road Junctions Computer Programs ARCADY/3 and PICADY/3 (TRRL). NRA National Roads Project Management Guidelines* dated March 2000 (available from NRA) Traffic Flow Ranges for Use in the Assessment of New Rural Road Standards Traffic Capacity of Urban Roads [and Amendment No. 1, May 1999] Traffic Surveys by Roadside Interview Vehicle Speed Measurement on All-Purpose Roads Choice Between Options for Trunk Road Schemes July 1992

(5.1.2) 5.1.3 5.1.3 5.1 5.1 5.1

* TA 46 TA 79 TA 11 TA 22 TA 30

N/A February 1997 May 1999 May 1981 November 1981 July 1982

Section 2: Preparation and Implementation 5.2.1 5.2.2 5.2 5.2.4 HA 46 NRA HD 19* HA 13 TA 91 Quality Assurance for Highway Design Road Safety Audits The Planting of Trees and Shrubs Provision for Non-Motorised Users January 2009 -

June 1992
N/A February 1981 February 2005

Table 5: Standards and Advice Notes Available for Use in Ireland Note: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as background reading indicating good practice.

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5.1.2 5.1.4 5.1 5.1

Number

Title

Section 1: Assessment of Road Schemes TD 37 SH 1 TD 11 SH 4 Scheme Assessment Reporting The Traffic and Economic Assessment of Road Schemes in Scotland Use of Certain Departmental Standards in the Design and Assessment of Trunk Road Schemes Lane Rental

Section 2: Preparation and Implementation 5.2.5 HD 42 Non-Motorised User Audits

Table 5a: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes Not Applicable in Ireland

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April 2007 April 2003 December 2007 December 2007 -

UK DMRB Reference Document

Section 1: Links 6.1.1 6.1.1A 6.1.1B 6.1.2 6.1.3 NRA TD 9* NRA TA 43* NRA TD 10* NRA TD 27* TA 85 Road Link Design Guidance on Road Link Design Road Link Design for Type 2 and Type 3 Dual Carriageways Cross Sections and Headroom Guidance on Minor Improvements to Existing Roads [and Corrections, January 2002 and August 2002] Section 2: Junctions 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.3 TD 22 TD 54 TD 16 TA 78 Layout of Grade Separated Junctions Design of Mini Roundabouts Geometric Design of Roundabouts Design of Road Markings at Roundabouts The Geometric Layout of Signal-Controlled Junctions and Signalised Roundabouts The Design of Major Interchanges Layout of Compact Grade Separated Junctions Geometric Design of Major/Minor Priority Junctions and Vehicular Access to National Roads Layout of Large Signal Controlled Junctions Junctions and Accesses: Determination of Size of Roundabouts and Major/Minor Junctions January 2009 January 2009 January 2005 December 2000 January 2009 January 2009 February 2006 August 2007 August 2007 November 1997 November 2004 April 1994 July 1994 N/A February 2003 December 1981 N/A N/A N/A N/A November 2001

6.2.3 6.2.4 6.2.5 6.2.6 6.2.8 6.2

TD 50 TD 39 TD 40 NRA TD 41-42* TA 86 TA 23

Section 3: Highway Features 6.3.1 TD 36 Subways for Pedestrians and Pedal Cyclists. Layout and Dimensions December 2000 July 1993

Table 6: Standards and Advice Notes Available for Use in Ireland Note: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as background reading indicating good practice.

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6.3.2 6.3.3 6.3.3 6.3 6.3.4 6.3.5 (6.3.5)

Number
TA 66 NRA TA 69* NRA TA 70 TA 57 TA 81 TD 51 *

Title
Police Observation Platforms on Motorways The Location and Layout of Lay-bys The Location and Layout of Service Areas Roadside Features Coloured Surfacing of Road Layouts Segregated Left Turn Lanes and Subsidiary Deflection Islands at Roundabouts NRA Guidelines on Traffic Calming in Towns and Villages on National Routes* dated February 2005 (Available from NRA) The Geometric Design of Pedestrian, Cycle and Equestrian Routes

NRA Addendum or Standard Dated


December 2002 September 2008 February 2008 July 2004 -

UK DMRB Reference Document

January 1995 N/A N/A January 1989 February 1999 November 2003 N/A

6.3.5

TA 90

February 2005

Table 6 Continued: Standards and Advice Notes Available for Use in Ireland Note: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as background reading indicating good practice. UK DMRB Standard or Advice Note DMRB Part
6.1.4

Number

Title

Section 1: Links TD 70 Design of Wide Single 2+1 Roads

Section 2 Junctions 6.2.6 6.2.7 TD 42 TD 41 Geometric Design of Major/Minor Priority Junction Vehicular Access to All Purpose Trunk Roads

Section 3: Highway Features 6.3.5 6.3.6 TA 87 TA 98 Trunk Road Traffic Calming The Layout of Toll Plazas

Table 6a: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes Not Applicable in Ireland

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January 2005 December 2000

UK DMRB Reference Document

Section 1: Preamble 7.1.1 7.1.2 HD 23 HD 35 General Information Technical Information February 1999

March 1995

Section 2: Pavement Design and Construction 7.2.1 7.2.2 HD 24 HD 25 Traffic Assessment Foundations [and NRA Erratum No. 1, October 2003]* 7.2.3 7.2.4 7.2.5 HD 26 HD 27 HD 39 Pavement Design Pavement Construction Methods Footway Design December 2000 December 2000 October 2003 January 2005 July 2004 January 2005

February 1996 January 1994

August 2001
February 2004 May 2001

Section 5: Surfacing and Surfacing Materials 7.5.1 7.5.2 HD 36 HD 37 Surfacing Materials for New and Maintenance Construction [and Amendment No. 1, August 2001] Bituminous Surfacing Materials and Techniques [and Amendment No. 1, May 1999] 7.5.3 HD 38 Concrete Surfacing and Materials [and Amendment No. 1, February 1999] January 2005 December 2000 December 2000

February 1999
May 1999

August 1997

Table 7: Standards and Advice Notes Available for Use in Ireland Note: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as background reading indicating good practice.

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Number

Title

Section 3: Pavement Maintenance Assessment HD 28 HD 29 HD 30 Skidding Resistance Data for Pavement Assessment Maintenance Assessment Procedure

Section 4: Pavement Maintenance Methods 7.4.1 7.4.2 7.4.2 7.4.3 HD 31 HD 32 SH 4 HD 40 Maintenance of Bituminous Roads Maintenance of Concrete Roads Scottish Routine Maintenance Management System Footway Maintenance

Table 7a: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes Not Applicable in Ireland

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UK DMRB Reference Document

Section 1: Traffic Signals and Control Equipment 8.1.1 8.1.1 8.1.1 8.1.1 8.1 8.1 8.1.2 TD 35 TA 12 TA 15 TA 16 TD 24 TA 82 TA 84 MOVA System of Traffic Control at Signals Traffic Signals on High Speed Roads Pedestrian Facilities at Traffic Signal Installations General Principles of Control by Traffic Signals All Purpose Trunk Roads: Inspection and Maintenance of Traffic Signals and Associated Equipment The Installation of Traffic Signals and Associated Equipment Code of Practice for Traffic Control and Information Systems for All-Purpose Roads

August 1991
May 2007 May 2007 May 2007 August 1997 May 1999 May 2006

Section 2: Traffic Signs and Road Markings 8.2.1 TA 58 Traffic Signs and Road Markings for Lane Gains and Lane Drops on All Purpose Dual Carriageway and Motorway Trunk Roads Reflectorisation of Traffic Signs Inspection and Maintenance of Traffic Signs on Motorway and All-Purpose Trunk Roads [and Correction, August 2003] Trunk Roads and Trunk Road Motorways: Maintenance of Road Markings The Use of Variable Message Signs on All Purpose and Motorway Trunk Roads Hazardous Cattle Crossings: Use of Flashing Amber Lamps The Use of Variable Message Signs on All Purpose and Motorway Trunk Roads Use of Passively Safe Signposts, Lighting Columns and Traffic Signal Posts to BS EN 12767:2007 June 1992

8.2 8.2.2

TA 19 TD 25

September 1981 February 2001

8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2.2

TD 26 TD 33 TA 56 TA 60 TD 89

December 2000 -

March 1986 September 1990


September 1987 August 1990 May 2008

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NRA Addendum or Standard Dated


-

UK DMRB Reference Document

Section 3: Lighting 8.3 8.3 TD 23 TA 49 Trunk Roads and Trunk Road Motorways: Inspection and Maintenance of Road Lighting Appraisal of New and Replacement Lighting on Trunk Roads and Trunk Road Motorways [and Amendment No. 3 dated July 1990] 8.3 8.3 TD 30 TD 34 Design of Road Lighting for All Purpose Trunk Roads Design of Road Lighting for Motorway Trunk Roads December 2000 December 2000 November 1999 August 2007

December 1987 January 1991

Section 4: Traffic Management at Roadworks 8.4.3 TA 64 Narrow Lane and Tidal Flow Operations at Roads Works on Motorways and Dual Carriageway Trunk Roads with Full Width Hard Shoulders Crossover and Changeover Design April 1994

8.4.6

TA 92

November 2003

Section 5: Pedestrian Crossings 8.5.1 TA 68 The Assessment and Design of Pedestrian Crossings November 1996

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8.1.1 8.1.1

Number

Title

Section 1: Traffic Signals and Control Equipment TD 7 SH 6 Statutory Approval of Traffic Control Equipment Criteria for Traffic Light Signals at Junctions

Section 2: Traffic Signs and Road Markings 8.2.2 8.2.2 8.2.2 8.2.3 8.2.4 8.2.5 8.2.6 TA 61 SH 5 SH 5 TA 93 TD 52 TA 94 TD 53 Currency of the Traffic Signs Manual Implementation of Bus Priorities Damage to Bridges by Road Vehicles Traffic Signs at Bridges Traffic Signs to Tourist Attractions in England: Guidance for Tourist Signing General Introduction Traffic Signs to Tourist Attractions in England: Tourist Signing Trunk Roads Traffic Signs to Tourist Attractions in England: Guidance for Tourist Signing Local Roads Traffic Signs to Retail Destinations and Exhibition Centres in England & Wales Trunk Roads

Table 8a: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes Not Applicable in Ireland

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December 2000 -

UK DMRB Reference Document

Section 3: Traffic Control and Surveillance Standards of Provision 9.3.1 9.3.1 HD 20 TA 71 Loop Detectors for Motorways Motorways. Overview

January1992
February 1997

Table 9: Standards and Advice Notes Available for Use in Ireland Note: UK DMRB Standards and Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as background reading indicating good practice. UK DMRB Standard or Advice Note DMRB Part
9.1.1 9.1.2 9.1.2

Number

Title

Section 1: Communications Standards of Provision TD 46 TD 45 TD 18 Motorway Signalling Motorway Incident Detection and Automatic Signalling (MIDAS) Criteria for the Use of Gantries for Traffic Signs and Matrix Traffic Signals on Trunk Roads and Trunk Road Motorways

Section 2: Communications Design Guide 9.2.1 TA 70 Motorways. Introduction Section 3: Traffic Control and Surveillance Standards of Provision 9.3.1 TD 17 Criteria for the Provision of Closed Circuit Television on Motorways

Section 4: Systems Design 9.4.1 9.4.2 9.4.3 9.4.4 9.4.5 9.4.6 TA 72 TA 73 TA 74 TA 75 TA 76 TA 83 National Motorway Communications Systems (NMCS) Motorway Emergency Telephones Motorway Signalling Motorway Transmission Design Motorway Control Offices Guide to the Use of Variable Message Signs for Strategic Traffic Management on Trunk Roads and Trunk Road Motorways

Section 5: Infrastructure Design 9.5.1 TA 77 Motorways

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2. ALPHA-NUMERIC INDEX
This Index lists, in alpha-numeric order, the documents in the DMRB as implemented in Ireland, together with their references and date of issue. All information is current at January 2009.

Series The following series of Standards and Advice Notes are listed: BA BD BE HA HD TA TD Advice Notes Bridges and Structures Standards Bridges and Structures Technical Memorandum - Bridges Advice Notes Roads Standards Roads Advice Notes Traffic Engineering and Control Standards Traffic Engineering and Control NRA Introductions to Volumes

Notes: 1. This index lists documents relating to the DMRB which have been adopted for use in Ireland. With the exception of those Standards and Advice Notes which are for background reading only, DMRB documents which have not been implemented in Ireland are not listed. Standards and Advice Notes which have been prepared by the National Roads Authority to replace the equivalent UK DMRB documents are prefixed with NRA and shown with an asterisk (for example, NRA BD 2/01*). They are included in the relevant parts of the index. All Standards and Advice Notes of the UK DMRB which have been adopted for use in Ireland have a corresponding NRA Addendum which describes particular requirements of the National Roads Authority. The date of the current NRA Addendum is given for each document. The DMRB Part number is given for each document to assist in locating it within the manual. These numbers are in the form Volume.Section.Part (e.g. 1.3.5). However, documents issued before the compilation of the UK DMRB in 1992 (and some later ones) do not have Part numbers; they are identified by Volume and Section and are generally placed at the end of the relevant Section. Also, in some instances several documents have the same Part number. The documents listed in Tables 1 and 3 have been published since the issue of the previous edition of the NRA Alpha-Numeric Index. Lists of the documents withdrawn since the previous edition of the NRA Alpha-Numeric Index are included in Tables 2 and 4. These documents should be archived as appropriate.

2.

3.

4.

5. 6.

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Number
BD 85 BA 86 BA 55 HA 120 HD 33 TD 22 TD 16 TD 89

Title
Strengthened Highway Structures Using Externally Bonded Fibre Reinforced Polymer Advice Notes on the Non-destructive Testing of Highway Structures The Assessment of Bridge Substructures and Foundations, Retaining Walls and Buried Structures Guidance on Trenchless Installation of Services Surface and Sub-surface Drainage Systems for Highways Layout of Grade Separated Junction Geometric Design of Roundabouts Use of Passively Safe Signposts, Lighting Columns and Traffic Signal Posts to BS EN 12767:2007

Date of Issue
November 2008 August 2006 May 2006 August 2008 May 2006 February 2006 August 2007 May 2008

Table 1: UK DMRB Documents Introduced into the NRA DMRB Since December 2007 Notes: 1. The following UK DMRB documents have been added to the list of those excluded from the NRA DMRB as part of this January 2009 revision: BA 57, BD 94, HD 41, HA 217, TD 70 and TA 98. 2 Documents as listed in italics are to be considered as providing background reading indicating good practice. In some case this may be an interim status pending ongoing review prior to formal implementation.

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3.1.7 3.4.9 4.1.8 4.2.3 5.2 5.2 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.6 6.2.7 8.2 8.2.2 8.4.4

Number
BA 86 BA 55 HA 120 HD 33 HA 12 HA 19 TD 22 TA 48 TD 16 TD 42 TD 41 TA 8 TA 89 TD 49

Title
Advice Notes on the Non-destructive Testing of Highway Structures The Assessment of Bridge Substructures and Foundations, Retaining Walls and Buried Structures Guidance on Trenchless Installation of Services Surface and Sub-surface Drainage Systems for Highways Management of Contractual Claims Engineer/Contractor Relationship on Trunk Road Contracts Layout of Grade Separated Junction Layout of Grade Separated Junctions Geometric Design of Roundabouts Geometric Design of Major / Minor Priority Junction Vehicular Access to All-Purpose Trunk Roads Carriageway Markings. Cross-Road Junctions Markings for Right-Turning Movements at

Date of Issue
May 2004 May 2000 May 2007 November 1996 January 1981 September 1982 August 1992 August 1992 September 1993 January 1995 March 1995 September 1980 November 2005 May 2003

Use of Passively Safe Signposts, Lighting Columns and Traffic Signal Posts to BS EN 12767 The Mobile Lane Closure Technique for Use on Motorways and Other Dual Carriageway Roads

Table 2: Previously referenced UK DMRB Documents Withdrawn from the NRA DMRB Since December 2007

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1.0.2 1.1.1A 2.2.8.A 4.2.3

Number
1.0.B NRA BD 2 NRA TD 19 NRA Addendum HD 33 NRA HD 19 NRA Addendum TD 22 NRA Addendum TD 16 NRA Addendum TD 40 NRA Alpha-Numeric Index

Title

Date of Issue
January 2009 January 2009 January 2009 January 2009 January 2009 January 2009 January 2009 January 2009 January 2009 September 2008 February 2008

Technical Approval of Road Structures on Motorways and Other National Roads Safety Barriers Surface and Sub-surface Drainage Systems for Highways to Road Safety Audits Layout of Grade Separated Junction to Geometric Design of Roundabouts to Layout of Compact Grade Separated Junction to Geometric Design of Major/Minor Priority Junctions and Vehicular Access to National Roads The Location and Layout of Lay-bys The Location and Layout of Service Areas

5.2.2 6.2.1

6.2.3

6.2.5

6.2.6 6.3.3 6.3.3

NRA TD 41-42 NRA TA 69 NRA TA 70

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1.0.2 1.1.1A 2.2.8.A 4.2.3

Number
1.0.B NRA BD 2 NRA TD 19 NRA Addendum HD 33 NRA HD 19 NRA HA 42 NRA Addendum TD 22 NRA Addendum TD 16 NRA Addendum TD 40 NRA Addendum TD 42 NRA Addendum TD 41 NRA TA 69 NRA Addendum TD 49 to to NRA Alpha-Numeric Index

Title

Date of Issue
December 2007 June 2001 December 2007 December 2000 June 2001 July 2004 July 2004 January 2005 December 2000 December 2007 July 2004

Technical Approval of Road Structures on Motorways and Other National Roads Safety Barriers Surface and Sub-surface Drainage Systems for Highways to [and NRA Erratum No.1, June 2001] Road Safety Audits Road Safety Audit Guidelines Layout of Grade Separated Junction

5.2.2 5.2.3 6.2.1

6.2.3

Geometric Design of Roundabouts to Layout of Compact Grade Separated Junction to Geometric Design of Major / Minor Priority Junction to Vehicular Access to All-Purpose Trunk Roads to The Location and Layout of Lay-bys The Mobile Lane Closure Technique for Use on Motorways and Other Dual Carriageway Roads

6.2.5

6.2.6

6.2.7

July 2004

6.3.3 8.4.4

April 2003 October 2003

Table 4: NRA DMRB Documents Withdrawn Since December 2007

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ADVICE NOTES BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES (BA SERIES) Notes: 1. 2. Equivalent NRA Advice Notes are indicated by *. UK DMRB Advice Notes indicated in italics are not formally implemented by the NRA but should be considered as 'background reading' indicating good practice for the activity, or materials, under consideration. Users of these documents must make due allowance for any differences from UK circumstances. Some UK DMRB Advice Notes are specifically excluded from the NRA DMRB. These are considered as conflicting with current practice in Ireland (or be of no relevance) and are listed in Chapter 1 of this volume. They should, accordingly, not be referred to. Document Reference
BA 9

Title

Date of Issue
December 1981 May 1997 January 1985 March 1987 November 1994

DMRB Part
1.3

NRA Addendum Dated


-

The Use of BS 5400: Part 10: 1980 Code of Practice for Fatigue [and Amendment No. 1, November 1983] The Assessment of Highway Bridges and Structures The Use of BS 5400: Part 3: 1982 Early Thermal Cracking of Concrete [and Amendment No. 1, 1989] Expansion Joints for Use in Highway Bridge Decks Quality Assurance Scheme for Paints and Similar Protective Coatings Evaluation of Maintenance Costs in Comparing Alternative Designs for Highway Structures Strengthening of Concrete Highway Structures Using Externally Bonded Plates The Use of Permanent Formwork Priority Ranking of Existing Parapets Assessment of the Fatigue Life of Corroded or Damaged Reinforcing Bars Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Halfjoints Tack Welding of Reinforcing Bars The Design and Appearance of Bridges

BA 16 BA 19 BA 24 BA 26 BA 27 BA 28

3.4.4 1.3 1.3 2.3.7 2.4.2 1.2.2

August 1999
August 1992

BA 30 BA 36 BA 37 BA 38 BA 39 BA 40 BA 41

February 1994 February 1991 October 1992 May 1993 April 1993 July 1993 February 1998

3.3.1 2.3 2.3.2 3.4.5 3.4.6 1.3.4 1.3.11

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BA 42 BA 43 BA 44 BA 47 BA 48 BA 50

Title

Date of Issue
May 2003 December 1994 November 1996 August 1999 December 1993 July 1993

DMRB Part
1.3.12 3.3.2 3.4.15 2.3.5 2.2.2 3.1.3

NRA Addendum Dated


October 2003 -

The Design of Integral Bridges (Amendment No. 1, May 2003) Strengthening, Repair and Monitoring of Post-tensioned Concrete Bridge Decks The Assessment of Concrete Highway Bridges and Structures Waterproofing and Surfacing of Concrete Bridge Decks Pedestrian Protection at Head Walls, Wing Walls and Retaining Walls Post-tensioned Concrete Bridges: Planning, Organisation and Methods for Carrying Out Special Inspections The Assessment of Concrete Structures Affected by Steel Corrosion The Assessment of Bridge Substructures and Foundations, Retaining Walls and Buried Structures Bracing Systems and the Use of U-Frames in Steel Highway Bridges Load Testing for Bridge Assessment The Assessment of Bridge Substructures and Foundations, Retaining Walls and Buried Structures The Assessment of Steel Highway Bridges and Structures Design of Bridges and Concrete Structures with External and Unbonded Prestressing Design of Highway Bridges for Hydraulic Action The Assessment of Composite Highway Bridges and Structures Enclosure of Bridges Crib Retaining Walls Assessment of Scour at Highway Bridges Use of Rockbolts

BA 51 BA 52

February 1995 November 1994 December 1994 April 1994 May 2006

3.4.13 3.4.10

BA 53 BA 54 BA 55

1.3.13 3.4.8 3.4.9

BA 56 BA 58 BA 59 BA 61 BA 67 BA 68 BA 74 BA 80

November 1996 November 1994 May 1994 November 1996 August 1996 February 1997 August 2006 February 1999

3.4.12 1.3.10 1.3.6 3.4.17 2.2.8 2.1.4 3.4.21 2.1.7

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BA 82 BA 83 BA 84 BA 85 BA 86 BA 87 BA 92

Title

Date of Issue
November 2000 February 2002 February 2002 May 2004 August 2006 August 2004 May 2007

DMRB Part
2.3.7 3.3.3 1.3.15 2.4.3 3.1.7 3.3.4 2.3.9

NRA Addendum Dated


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Formation of Continuity Joints for Use in Bridge Decks Cathodic Protection for Use in Reinforced Concrete Highway Structures Use of Stainless Steel Reinforcement in Highway Structures Coatings for Concrete Highway Structures and Ancillary Structures Advice Notes on the Non-destructive Testing of Highway Structures Management of Corrugated Steel Buried Structures The use of recycled Aggregates in Structural Concrete

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STANDARDS BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES (BD SERIES) Notes: 1. 2. Equivalent NRA Standards are indicated by *. Other Standards are UK DMRB Standards which are to be used in conjunction with the relevant NRA Addenda. UK DMRB Standards shown in italics have not been implemented for use in Ireland but should be considered as 'background reading' indicating good practice for the activity, or materials, under consideration. Users of these Standards must make due allowance for any differences from UK practice. Some UK DMRB Standards are specifically excluded from the NRA DMRB. These are considered as conflicting with current practice in Ireland (or be of no relevance) and are listed in Chapter 1 of this volume. They should, accordingly, not be referred to. Document Reference Title Date of Issue DMRB Part NRA Addendum Dated

NRA BD 2* BD 7 BD 9 BD 10 BD 12

Technical Approval of Road Structures on Motorways and Other National Roads Weathering Steel for Highway Structures Implementation of BS 5400: Part 10: 1980 Code of Practice for Fatigue Design of Highway Structures in Areas of Mining Subsidence Design of Corrugated Steel Buried Structures with Spans Greater Than 0.9 Metres and up to 8 Metres [and Correction, February 2002] Design of Steel Bridges. Use of BS 5400: Part 3: 1982 General Principles for the Design and Construction of Bridges. Use of BS 5400: Part 1: 1988 Design of Composite Bridges. Use of BS 5400: Part 5: 1979 [and Amendment No. 1, December 1987] Bridge Bearings. Use of BS 5400: Part 9: 1983 The Assessment of Highway Bridges and Structures The Design of Concrete Road Bridges and Structures. Use of BS 5400: Part 4: 1990 Design of Lighting Columns Materials for the Repair of Concrete Highway Structures

January 2009 November 2001 December 1981 May 1997 November 2001

1.1.1A 2.3.8 1.3 1.3.14 2.2.6

December 2002 December 2000 December 2000 December 2002

BD 13 BD 15

November 2004 December 1992 November 1982 October 1992 May 2001 December 2000 August 2004 November 1986

1.3 1.3.2

January 2005 December 2000 December 2000 December 2000 January 2005 -

BD 16

1.3

BD 20 BD 21 NRA BD 24* BD 26 BD 27

2.3.2 3.4.3 1.3.1 2.2.1 3.3.2

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Document Reference
BD 28 BD 29 BD 30 BD 31 BD 33 BD 35

Title

Date of Issue
March 1987 August 2004 July 1987 November 2001 November 1994 August 1999

DMRB Part
1.3 2.2.8 2.1 2.2.12 2.3.6 2.4.1

NRA Addendum Dated


December 2000 July 2004 December 2000 April 2002 December 2000 December 2000 December 2000 April 2002 December 2000 December 2000 December 2000 December 2000 June 2001 December 2000 -

Early Thermal Cracking of Concrete [and Amendment No. 1, 1989] Design Criteria for Footbridges Backfilled Retaining Walls and Bridge Abutments The Design of Buried Concrete Box and Portal Frame Structures Expansion Joints for Use in Highway Bridge Decks Quality Assurance Scheme for Paints and Similar Protective Coatings [and Errata Sheet, February 2000] Evaluation of Maintenance Costs in Comparing Alternative Designs for Highway Structures Loads for Highway Bridges [and Corrections, February 2002 and May 2002] Reinforced Clay Brickwork Retaining Walls of Pocket-Type and Grouted-Cavity Type Construction Design of Embedded Retaining Walls and Bridge Abutments Criteria and Materials for the Impregnation of Concrete Highway Structures The Assessment of Concrete Highway Bridges and Structures Waterproofing and Surfacing of Concrete Bridge Decks The Assessment and Strengthening of Highway Bridge Supports Design Rules for Aerodynamic Effects on Bridges Design Criteria for Portal and Cantilever Sign/Signal Gantries The Design of Road Bridge Parapets Post-tensioned Concrete Bridges. Prioritisation of Special Inspections The Assessment of Steel Highway Bridges and Structures Design for Durability

BD 36

August 1992

1.2.1

BD 37 BD 41

August 2001 May 1997

1.3.14 2.1.1

BD 42 BD 43 BD 44 BD 47 BD 48 BD 49 BD 51 NRA BD 52* BD 54 BD 56 NRA BD 57*

May 2000 April 1990 January 1995 August 1999 June 1993 May 2001 May 1998 April 2007 April 1993 November 1996 October 2001

2.1.2 2.4 3.4.15 2.3.4 3.4.7 1.3.3 2.2.4 2.3.3 3.1.2 3.4.11 1.3.7

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Document Reference
BD 58 BD 60 BD 61 BD 65 BD 67 BD 68 BD 70

Title

Date of Issue
November 1994 April 1994 November 1996 February 1997 August 1996 February 1997 May 2003

DMRB Part
1.3.9 1.3.5 3.4.16 2.2.5 2.2.7 2.1.3 2.1.5

NRA Addendum Dated


December 2000 December 2000 December 2000 December 2000 October 2003 December 2000 December 2000 December 2002 December 2000 October 2001 December 2002 -

Design of Bridges and Concrete Structures with External and Unbonded Prestressing Design of Highway Bridges for Vehicle Collision Loads The Assessment of Composite Highway Bridges and Structures Design Criteria for Collision Protection Beams Enclosure of Bridges Crib Retaining Walls Strengthened/Reinforced Soils and Other Fills for Retaining Walls and Bridge Abutments Foundations Design of Road Tunnels Use of Compressive Membrane Action in Bridge Decks [and Correction, August 2002] Design of Buried Rigid Pipes Design of CCTV Masts Strengthening of Concrete Bridge Supports Using Fibre Reinforced Polymers Strengthened Highway Structures Using Externally Bonded Fibre Reinforced Polymer Maintenance Painting of Steelwork Design of Cantilever Masts for Traffic Signals and/or Speed Cameras The Conservation of Highways Structures Design of FRP Bridges and Highways Structures Unreinforced Masonry Arch Bridges

BD 74 BD 78 BD 81 BD 82 BD 83 BD 84 BD 85

May 2000 August 1999 May 2002 August 2000 August 2001 August 2002 November 2008 May 2005 May 2003 November 2003 May 2005 November 2004

2.1.8 2.2.9 3.4.20 2.2.10 2.2.11 1.3.16 1.3.18

BD 87 BD 88 BD 89 BD 90 BD 91

3.2.2 2.2.13 3.2.4 1.3.17 2.2.14

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BE 13

Title

Date of Issue
April 1968

DMRB Part
3.4

NRA Addendum Dated


-

Fatigue Risk in Bailey Bridges

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HA 13 HA 37 HA 39 HA 40 HA 41 HA 43

Title

Date of Issue
February 1981 August 1997 August 1998 November 2001 April 1990 February 1991 April 1994

DMRB Part
5.2 4.2 4.2 4.2.5 4.2 4.1

NRA Addendum Dated


-

The Planting of Trees and Shrubs Hydraulic Design of Road Edge Surface Water Channels Edge of Pavement Details Determination of Pipe and Bedding Combinations for Drainage Works A Permeameter for Road Drainage Layers Geotechnical Considerations and Techniques for Widening Highway Earthworks Earthworks: Design and Preparation of Contract Documents [and Amendment No. 1, April 1995] Quality Assurance for Highway Design Maintenance of Highway Earthworks and Drainage [Note: HA 48/93 has now been replaced in the UK by HD 41/03 (Maintenance of Highway Geotechnical Assets), but HA 48/93 is still valid in Ireland.] Design Methods for the Reinforcement of Highway Slopes by Reinforced Soil and Soil Nailing Techniques

HA 44

4.1.1

HA 46 HA 48

June 1992

5.2.1 4.1.3

April 1993

HA 68

February 1994

4.1.4

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Document Reference
HA 70 HA 71

Title

Date of Issue
December 1994

DMRB Part
4.1.5 4.2.1

NRA Addendum Dated


-

Construction of Highway Earthworks The Effects of Highway Construction on Flood Plains [and Amendment No. 1, August 1998] Site Investigation for Highway Works on Contaminated Land Treatment of Fill and Capping Materials Using Either Lime or Cement or Both Design of Outfalls for Surface Water Channels Edge of Pavement Details for Porous Asphalt Surface Courses Safety Aspects of Road Drainage Features Spacing of Road Gullies Vegetative Treatment Systems for Highway Runoff Chamber Tops and Gully Tops for Road Drainage and Services: Installation and Maintenance Sumpless Gullies Drainage Run Off from Natural Catchments Combined Channel and Pipe System for Surface Water Drainage Design of Soakaways Grassed Surface Water Channels Guidance on Trenchless Installation of Services

May 1995

HA 73 HA 74 HA 78 HA 79 HA 83 HA 102 HA 103 HA 104

May 1995

4.1.7 4.1.6 4.2 4.2.4 4.2 4.2.3 4.2.1 4.2.5

November 2000
January 1996 February 1997 November 1999 November 2000 May 2006 August 2002

HA 105 HA 106 HA 113 HA 118 HA 119 HA 120

February 2005 February 2004 February 2005 May 2006 May 2006 August 2008

4.2.3 4.2.1 4.2.6 4.2.8 4.2.9 4.1.8

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NRA HD 19* HD 20 HD 23 HD 24 HD 25 Road Safety Audits Loop Detectors for Motorways General Information Traffic Assessment Foundations [and NRA Erratum No. 1, October 2003]* HD 26 HD 27 HD 33 HD 35 HD 36 Pavement Design Pavement Construction Methods Surface and Sub-surface Drainage Systems for Highways Technical Information Surfacing Materials for New and Maintenance Construction [and Amendment No. 1, August 2001] Bituminous Surfacing Materials and Techniques [and Amendment No. 1, May 1999] HD 38 Concrete Surfacing and Materials [and Amendment No. 1, February 1999] HD 39 Footway Design May 2001 7.2.5 August 1997 7.5.3 December 2000 January 2005 August 2001 February 2004 May 2006 March 1995 February 1999 May 1999 7.2.3 7.2.4 4.2.3 7.1.2 7.5.1

Title

Date of Issue
January 2009 January 1992 February 1999 February 1996 January 1994

DMRB Part
5.2.2 9.3.1 7.1.1 7.2.1 7.2.2

NRA Addendum Dated


December 2000 January 2005 December 2000 December 2000 October 2003 January 2005 July 2004 January 2009 December 2000 January 2005 December 2000

HD 37

7.5.2

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TA 11 TA 12 TA 15 TA 16 TA 19 TA 22 TA 23

Title

Date of Issue
May 1981 May 2007 May 2007 May 2007 September 1981 November 1981 December 1981 July 1982 April 2003 July 1992

DMRB Part
5.1 8.1.1 8.1.1 8.1.1 8.2 5.1 6.2

NRA Addendum Dated


-

Traffic Surveys by Roadside Interview Traffic Signals on High Speed Roads Pedestrian Facilities at Traffic Signal Installations General Principles of Control by Traffic Signals Reflectorisation of Traffic Signs Vehicle Speed Measurement on All-Purpose Roads Junctions and Accesses: Determination of Size of Roundabouts and Major/Minor Junctions Choice Between Options for Trunk Road Schemes Guidance on Road Link Design Capacities, Queues, Delays and Accidents at Road Junctions Computer Programs ARCADY/3 and PICADY/3 (TRRL) Traffic Flow Ranges for Use in the Assessment of New Rural Road Standards Appraisal of New and Replacement Lighting on Trunk Roads and Trunk Road Motorways [and Amendment No. 3 dated July 1990]

TA 30 NRA TA 43* TA 44

5.1 6.1.1A 5.1.1

TA 46 TA 49

February 1997 August 2007

5.1.3 8.3

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TA 56 TA 57 TA 58

Title

Date of Issue
September 1987 January 1989 June 1992

DMRB Part
8.2 6.3 8.2.1

NRA Addendum Dated


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Hazardous Cattle Crossings: Use of Flashing Amber Lamps Roadside Features Traffic Signs and Road Markings for Lane Gains and Lane Drops on All Purpose Dual Carriageway and Motorway Trunk Roads The Use of Variable Message Signs on All Purpose and Motorway Trunk Roads Narrow Lane and Tidal Flow Operations at Roads Works on Motorways and Dual Carriageway Trunk Roads with Full Width Hard Shoulders Police Observation Platforms on Motorways Providing for Cyclists The Assessment and Design of Pedestrian Crossings The Location and Layout of Lay-bys The Location and Layout of Service Areas Motorways. Overview Design of Road Markings at Roundabouts Traffic Capacity of Urban Roads [and Amendment No. 1, May 1999] Surface Drainage of Wide Carriageways Coloured Surfacing of Road Layouts The Installation of Traffic Signals and Associated Equipment Code of Practice for Traffic Control and Information Systems for All-Purpose Roads Guidance on Minor Improvements to Existing Roads[and Corrections, January 2002 and August 2002] Layout of Large Signal Controlled Junctions

TA 60 TA 64

August 1990 April 1994

8.2 8.4.3

TA 66 TA 67 TA 68 NRA TA 69* NRA TA 70 TA 71 TA 78 TA 79 TA 80 TA 81 TA 82 TA 84 TA 85

January 1995 March 1995 November 1996 September 2008 February 2008 February 1997 November 1997 May 1999 February 1999 February 1999 May 1999 May 2006 November 2001 February 2003

6.3.2 5.2.4 8.5.1 6.3.3 6.3.3 9.3.1 6.2.3 5.1.3 4.2.2 6.3.4 8.1 8.1.2 6.1.3

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TA 87 TA 90 TA 91 TA 92

Title

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STANDARDS TRAFFIC ENGINEERING AND CONTROL (TD SERIES) Notes: 1 2 Equivalent NRA Standards are indicated by *. Other Standards are UK DMRB Standards which are to be used in conjunction with the relevant NRA Addenda. UK DMRB Standards shown in italics have not been implemented for use in Ireland but should be considered as 'background reading' indicating good practice for the activity, or materials, under consideration. Users of these Standards must make due allowance for any differences from UK practice. Some UK DMRB Standards are specifically excluded from the NRA DMRB. These are considered as conflicting with current practice in Ireland (or be of no relevance) and are listed in Chapter 1 of this volume. They should, accordingly, not be referred to. Document Reference
NRA TD 9* NRA TD 10* TD 16 NRA TD 19* TD 22 TD 23 Road Link Design Road Link Design for Type 2 and Type 3 Dual Carriageways Geometric Design of Roundabouts Safety Barriers Layout of Grade Separated Junctions Trunk Roads and Trunk Road Motorways: Inspection and Maintenance of Road Lighting All Purpose Trunk Roads: Inspection and Maintenance of Traffic Signals and Associated Equipment Inspection and Maintenance of Traffic Signs on Motorway and All-Purpose Trunk Roads [and Correction, August 2003] Trunk Roads and Trunk Road Motorways: Maintenance of Road Markings Cross Sections and Headroom Design of Road Lighting for All Purpose Trunk Roads The Use of Variable Message Signs on All Purpose and Motorway Trunk Roads Design of Road Lighting for Motorway Trunk Roads MOVA System of Traffic Control at Signals Subways for Pedestrians and Pedal Cyclists. Layout and Dimensions

Title

Date of Issue
April 2007 December 2007 August 2007 January 2009 February 2006 November 1999 August 1997

DMRB Part
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TD 24

8.1

TD 25

February 2001 March 1986 December 2007 December 1987 September 1990 January 1991 August 1991 July 1993

8.2.2

TD 26 NRA TD 27* TD 30 TD 33 TD 34 TD 35 TD 36

8.2 6.1.2 8.3 8.2 8.3 8.1.1 6.3.1

December 2000 December 2000 December 2000 December 2000 December 2000

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Document Reference
TD 39 TD 40 NRA TD 41-42*

Title

Date of Issue
April 1994 July 1994 January 2009 November 2004 November 2003 August 2007 May 2008

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NRA Addendum Dated


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The Design of Major Interchanges Layout of Compact Grade Separated Junctions Geometric Design of Major/Minor Priority Junctions and Vehicular Access to National Roads The Geometric Layout of Signal-Controlled Junctions and Signalised Roundabouts Segregated Left Turn Lanes and Subsidiary Deflection Islands at Roundabouts Design of Mini Roundabouts Use of Passively Safe Signposts, Lighting Columns and Traffic Signal Posts to BS EN 12767:2007

TD 50 TD 51 TD 54 TD 89

6.2.3 6.3.5 6.2.2 8.2.2

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ENQUIRIES

3.1 All technical enquiries or comments on this document or any of the documents listed as forming part of the NRA DMRB should be sent in writing to: Head of Engineering Operations National Roads Authority St Martins House Waterloo Road Dublin 4

........................................................................ E OCONNOR Head of Engineering Operations

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APPENDIX A
A1 WHAT IS A DEPARTURE FROM DMRB?
There are a number of mandatory requirements within the Standards and Addenda of the National Roads Authority (NRA) Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB), which must be adopted by the Design Organisation. If the Design Organisation wishes to deviate from these mandatory requirements, they must obtain the formal approval of the NRA by making an application in writing together with details of their alternative proposal(s). Such an alternative is referred to as a Departure. Examples of Road Geometry Departures are clearly defined in TD9 Paragraphs 1.15 to 1.31. This standard defines a three-tier hierarchy (based on Design Speed) as follows: Tier 1 = Desirable Minimum Standard Tier 2 = Relaxations Tier 3 = Departures When to consider a Departure: Situations of exceptional difficulty, which cannot be overcome by Relaxations, may be able to be resolved by the adoption of Departures, the third tier of the hierarchy. A proposal to adopt Departures from Standard must be submitted to the NRA to enable full appraisal to be made, with verification that safety is not significantly reduced. This appraisal and NRA approval (to the proposals) must be obtained before incorporation into a design layout. Technical requirements of standards are distinguished by use of a text box. These are the sections with which the Design Organisation must comply or must have agreed a suitable Departure from Standard with the NRA.

A2 WHAT IS NOT A DEPARTURE FROM DMRB?


Any variation that is not considered as constituting a Departure especially: Suggestions/Recommendations within DMRB e.g. some Annexes contain recommendations or suggestions, for example TD27/07 Annex A contains a suggested range of cross-sections for use on rural non-national roads. Anything contained within Advice Notes adopted as best practice advice or as background information only. (Generally to be read in conjunction with a related standard.) Relaxations these need to be recorded in the Departures Report, but a formal application does not need to be completed. Anything outside of the NRA DMRB (Volumes 1 to 9), such as: Amendments to Employers Requirements UK DMRB Standards not Applicable in Ireland

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A3 HOW DO I SUBMIT A DEPARTURE APPLICATION?


Departures Reports shall be prepared consisting of three separate volumes: Volume 1 All DMRB applications excluding Structures. Volume 2 All DMRB departures in relation to Structures. Volume 3 All applications in relation to Specification. The Departures shall be submitted as follows: Cover letter with 1 full set of Departures applications (3 Volumes) accompanied by a CD or email of the application forms in Word format to the NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards). Cover letter (only) detailing Departures applications to the NRA Senior Project Manager (Engineering Standards). Cover letter with 1 full set of Departures applications (3 Volumes) to the Project Engineer of the Regional Design Office (RDO) or Local Authority (LA) where Consultants are employed. (For Design & Build Schemes the Project Engineer shall mean the Employers Contact Person as nominated in the Instruction to Tenderers, for PPP schemes the Project Engineer shall mean the Authoritys Representative). Cover letter with 1 Structures Volume directly to NRA Structures Section. During the Design & Build Tender Process an additional set of Departure Reports (3 volumes) shall be prepared by the Tenderers and forwarded to the Consultants Contact Person as nominated in the Instructions to Tenderers. A reply outlining the decision of the NRA on the Departures will be issued to the Project Engineer/Employers Nominated Person/Authoritys Representative as appropriate. The Project Engineer/Employers Nominated Person/Authoritys Representative should forward the decision of the NRA to the applicant as appropriate. Copies of the decision will also be issued to the NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards), the RDO/Local Authority, the NRA Engineering Inspector and NRA Structures Section/NRA Specification Section as appropriate. Contact details in NRA for submission of Departure Reports are as follows: NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards) National Roads Authority St. Martins House Waterloo Road Dublin 4 E-Mail: dmrbdeps@nra.ie

NRA Senior Project Manager (Engineering Standards) National Roads Authority St. Martins House Waterloo Road Dublin 4

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A4 WHAT SHOULD AN APPLICATION CONTAIN?


The NRA Project Reference Number. A short description of the scheme, including details of the type of contract, the stage the scheme is at and other background information. The outcome of any Safety Audits and Statutory Processes should also be detailed if applicable. A Cover Sheet for Departure Reports is included in Appendix 1 which should be used to provide the required information. A Departure Application Form (as contained in Appendix 2 and can be downloaded at http://www.nra.ie/Publications/DownloadableDocumentation/NRAForms/file,3522,en.doc) for each individual application. The application form should contain sufficient detail to enable a recommendation to be made on the application. It is particularly important that the Justification section is fully completed, and a detailed reason given why the departure is being sought. If alternative designs have been considered in order to avoid the departure, these should be outlined. Proposed compensatory measures should also be outlined where applicable. A detailed drawing for each departure showing plan and long section (in all cases), so geometric details can be ascertained. This drawing should also show (with dotted lines or different colours) how the area of the scheme would look if the correct standards were applied. The drawing should clearly show the scale used. This enables the reviewer to see the difference between standard and substandard design and to understand more clearly the justification for the departure. Drawing(s) of the entire scheme (at min scale of 1:10000), so the reviewer can see how the departure fits in with the overall scheme. Contact details for the Project Engineer, Clients Engineer and/or who to contact for further information. A CD or email containing the application form(s) in Word format to facilitate input into the database. If a number of applications are being submitted at the same time, then these should take the form of a Departures Report. The report should be bound and include the necessary drawings within the bound report. A3 drawings are preferable but this will depend on the amount of information contained on the drawing. If A1 drawings are required then these should be folded and bound into the report in plastic sleeves. If an application does not contain sufficient information for assessment, then the departure will be returned to the applicant, and a subsequent time-frame for assessment cannot be guaranteed. A Departure Application Checklist has been provided in Appendix 3 which should be completed and returned with the Departures Report.

A5 DEPARTURE DECISION PROCESS


The Departure Application/Report is submitted to the NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards). (Note this applies to all applications). All departures are input into a database and cross-referenced against previous applications. The relevant NRA section will make a recommendation on each individual application: o All structures departures are forwarded to NRA Structures Section for comment. o All geometric and specification applications are assessed by the Standards section. All comments/recommendations are recorded in the database and approval and refusal numbers are assigned as appropriate. A Summary sheet is prepared with the recommendations on all departures. Approvals are signed by the NRA Head of Engineering. The decision of the NRA is notified to the applicant by the Project Manager (Standards). Time Frame: Applicants should allow a minimum of 3 weeks from receipt of applications by the NRA to notification of decision. (This will take longer for larger schemes with a large number of applications especially during the D&B/PPP Tender process where there may be multiple sets of departure requests). The time taken to assess departures will depend on the number of applications; the quality of information submitted and scheme priority. Accordingly, applications should be submitted as early as possible so as to avoid delays.
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If a scheme with a large number of applications is to be submitted, then advance notice should be given to the NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards) in order that the applications can be dealt with as swiftly as possible. In the case of Design & Build or PPP schemes, information contained in the Contract Documents regarding the submission of departures should be forwarded to the NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards) for information (this applies in particular to the timetable for submission of departures during the tendering process).

A6 ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED DEPARTURES


Electronically submitted departures (to dmrbdeps@nra.ie) will be accepted for processing but this processing cannot be completed until the NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards) receives a hard copy. In all instances the hard copy will be taken as the overriding document, as this will ultimately hold any relevant signatures. In order to speed up the processing of applications, particularly for large projects, the application forms should be submitted in Word format. This will facilitate quick cut and paste input into the database (Note: PDF format does not provide the same opportunity.). Should the departure report contain a small number of applications then these may be submitted via e-mail. For larger reports the application forms should be submitted on CD at the same time as the paper copy.

A7 DEPARTURES WHEN SHOULD THEY BE SUBMITTED?


NRA PROJECT MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES (2000) PHASE 4 PRELIMINARY DESIGN & LAND ACQUISITION MAPPING. Applications for Departures from Standards during the Preliminary Design Stage must be submitted for assessment prior to incorporation into the design, and well in advance of the finalisation of the landtake line for Compulsory Purchase Order. The Senior Engineer responsible for the design shall complete the Departure Application form in full. In the case of a Consultant designed project the Senior Engineer shall submit the Departures Report to the Project Engineer within the RDO/LA for formal submission to NRA. The official decision of the NRA will be issued to the Project Engineer (RDO/LA) who should forward it to the Senior Engineer. In the case of D&B/PPP projects, any Departures from Standards relating to the Specimen Design shall be submitted well in advance of the CPO process for the scheme. Submission of the Specimen Design at this early stage will help to facilitate speedy assessment of Departures during the Tender phase of the scheme. NRA PROJECT MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES (2000) PHASE 5 - PREPARATION OF CONTRACT DOCUMENTS. When the designer proposes to specify Employers Requirements that require the approval of a departure from the DMRB or an approval in relation to the NRA Specification then these should be applied for and obtained before incorporation into the Contract Documents. The Tendering Timetable should be forwarded to the NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards) for information as soon as it is available. NRA PROJECT MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES (2000) PHASE 5 TENDERING PROCESS. For D&B/PPP schemes, the Designer for the Tenderer should prepare the required copies of the application forms and submit them, together with the accompanying information (as detailed in paragraph A3) on or before the date specified in the Instructions to Tenderers. Submitting applications on or before the date specified allows processing and issue of a reply 2 weeks before the end of the tender process - a reply cannot be guaranteed for applications submitted after the date specified in the Instructions.
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The Consultants Nominated Person, upon receipt of the Tenderers applications, will prepare a summary table of all the applications and add the design teams comments before forwarding the comments to the NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards). This work must be completed in a minimum of 7 working days. The design teams comments will be taken into account in assessing the departures for official recommendation. The official decision of the NRA will be issued to the Employers Nominated Person who then informs the Tenderers of the decision. NRA PROJECT MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES (2000) PHASE 6 - DEPARTURES DURING CONSTRUCTION. Departures will be processed as quickly as possible during the construction phase; however, as in all cases, a minimum of 3 weeks should be allowed for processing of applications. During Construction the Contractors Designer submits the Departures Report to the Clients Representative, who comments on the application(s) and forwards the Report to the NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards). The reply will be issued to the Clients Representative who should forward it to the Contractor.

DEPARTURES DURING CONSTRUCTION. Departures will be processed as quickly as possible during the construction phase; however it is not possible to confirm any turn-around period. In this case the Contractors Designer submits the 4 copies of the applications to the Clients Representative, who comments on the application and forwards it for processing as above. The reply will be issued to the Clients Representative who should forward it to the contractor.

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Appendix 1 Cover Sheet for Departures Report


Route Number: Type of Contract: Client (County/City Council): Client Project Engineer: Consultant: Project Engineer/Employers Nominated Person/Authoritys Representative (To whom the response will be issued Name, Address and Phone Number): Scheme Name:

NRA Project Number: NRA Engineering Inspector: Stage that the Project is at as per the NRA Project Management Guidelines (Please tick): Constraints Study Route Selection Preliminary Design/Land Acquisition Contract Docs/Tender/Award Scheme Construction Contractor: Have any safety audits been carried out on the scheme, if so give details:

Has the scheme been through any statutory approvals, if so give details:

Key Scheme Dates: Publication of Constraints Study Publication of Route Selection Report Publication of CPO/EIS Date of Oral Hearing Release of Tender Documents Return of Tender Documents Scheme Construction Start Scheme Construction Finish

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Appendix 2 Application for a Departure from the NRA Design Manual for Roads and Bridges
General Information: Route: Scheme: Contract Type: (e.g. PPP /D&B/
Traditional)

Design Speed

Traffic Flow and Composition (if applicable):

Carriageway Type/Cross Section

Applicant Information: Applicant Name: Contact Person and Contact Details:

Applicants Departure Reference No.

Departure Information: Departure Location and Chainage:

Departure Category (e.g. Road Design, Structures etc.)

Departure Type (e.g. Horizontal Geometry, Vertical Geometry, Cross Section, etc.)

Standard Required by NRA DMRB

Standard Provided

Departure Justification

Other Departures or Relaxations at same location

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DMRB References: DMRB Reference (e.g. TD 9/05 etc): DMRB Paragraph/Table/Figure:

Additional Information and Supporting Documentation List:

RECOMMENDATION AND APPROVAL (FOR NRA USE ONLY)


Recommendation on Application

Signature:

Date:

National Roads Authority Approval Signature: Date:

Head of Engineering NRA Reference Number:

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Appendix 3 Departure Application Checklist

General: Has the Cover Sheet for the Departure Report been completed? Is it clear who the Client is and who the official response should issue to? Has sufficient background information been given to ascertain the stage the scheme is at? Have any time constraints regarding receiving a decision on the application been outlined?

Yes/No

Application: Has an individual application form been completed for each departure? Have the application form(s) been submitted via e-mail or CD to the NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards) to speed up the database input process? and longitudinal section been provided for each geometry Has a plan departure? Does the drawing show how the area of the scheme would look should the correct standard be applied? Does the justification give sufficient information for a person not familiar with the scheme to be able to make a recommendation? Have any alternatives considered been outlined and shown on the drawings submitted? Have possible mitigation measures been outlined?

Yes/No

D&B/PPP Schemes: Has the tendering timetable been submitted to the NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards)? Have 3 volumes been prepared geometry, structures and specification? Has the full set (All 3 Volumes) been submitted to the NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards)? Have the structures departures (Volume 2) been submitted directly to NRA Structures Section? Have the specification departures (Volume 3) been submitted directly to NRA Specification Section? Has the Consultants Nominated Person commented on all applications?

Yes/No

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TRADITIONAL DESIGN

Departure Report submitted to NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards) by Project Engineer (RDO/LA). (For Consultant designed schemes the Consultant submits the Departures Report to the Project Engineer for forwarding).

Departure(s) input into NRA Database & compared with historical applications.

Departure(s) assessed by relevant NRA section(s) and a recommendation made on each application.
NRA Processing

Approval/Refusal number assigned to Departure(s).

Summary Table is Prepared.

Approvals signed by NRA Head of Engineering Operations

Summary Table outlining the decision of the NRA sent to Project Engineer by NRA Project Manager

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DESIGN & BUILD/PPP SCHEMES


Specimen Design submitted to NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards) by Project Engineer (RDO/LA). (For schemes designed by Consultants the Consultant submits the Departures Report to the Project Engineer for forwarding). NRA Processing Summary Table outlining the decision of the NRA sent to Project Engineer (RDO/LA) by NRA Senior Project Manager. (For schemes designed by Consultants the Project Engineer forwards the decision to the Consultant). Employers Requirements requiring Departures are submitted well in advance of finalisation of the Contract Documents to the NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards). NRA Processing Summary Table outlining the decision of the NRA sent to Project Engineer (RDO/LA) by NRA Senior Project Manager. Tendering Timetable is submitted to NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards) on completion of Contract Documents to allow scheduling of time for assessment of Tender Departures. Tenderers Departure Reports should consist of three separate volumes as outlined in the Standards. A full set (all three volumes) accompanied by a CD (of the application forms) is forwarded to the NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards) as early as possible during the Tender period but no later than the date specified in the Contract Documents. The Employers Nominated Person and the Consultants Nominated Person should also receive a full set of Departure Reports. The Consultants Nominated Person prepares comments on the Tenderers Departure Reports and forwards these to the NRA DMRB Departures Manager within 7 days of receipt of the reports. NRA Processing Summary Tables outlining the decision of the NRA for each Tenderer are sent to the Employers Nominated Person by the NRA Project Manager. The Employers Nominated Person informs the Tenderers of the decision of the NRA. Construction Departures are submitted by the Contractors Designer to the Clients Representative. The Clients Representative adds comments and forwards to the NRA Project Manager (Engineering Standards) for processing. NRA Processing Summary Table outlining the decision of the NRA is sent to the Clients Representative. The Clients Representative informs the Contractor of the decision.
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Specimen Design