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Active Design Manual Revisions

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The most current WSDOT Design Manual is dated July 2016 and is available on the Design Manual Abstract Page:
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Publications/Manuals/M22-01.htm

The process for revising the Design Manual is given below, including the most current Review Points of Contact list.

The 2016 Design Manual revision is now published at the link above.
This site will be undergoing change as we remove the content below and prepare for new revision priorities for the 2017 cycle. 

Policy and Guidance Outreach planned:
> August 2016 - Design policy team meets with Traffic, Bridge and Structures, and Geotechnical offices to coordinate manual revisions.
> Sept 1, 2016 - phone conference with Region Design Manual points of contact to share and hear priorities.
> A Follow-up Workshop with regions on same.

Priority Design Policy Topic / Design Manual Chapter(s) Lead
new priorities
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The tables below will show the chapters in the current revision. The column marked "Current Status" shows where a chapter is in the process.

  • When a chapter is ready for region/area review, it is posted in the first column.
  • All comments will be posted in the second column.
  • The third column is used to post the document, with all comments merged and responded to.
  • The fourth column presents the chapter as an FYI posting to view the outcome.
  • After approvals, the chapter may be downloaded from the right-hand column called "Available for Use." This service allows designers to begin using the new material before it is officially published.


Below are placeholders that will be populated with priority work descriptions.

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Policy review comment period

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Policy review comments received 


Final FYI post

Available
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Policy review comment period


Policy review comments received

Disposition of review comments

View Draft for Approval Available for use






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Policy Review comment period

Comments received Disposition of review comments


Final FYI post


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The Design Manual Revision Process

Design Manual chapters currently planned for revision are listed in the tables above.

  • When a draft chapter is ready for WSDOT Region and Area review and comment, a "Policy Review Draft" is posted in its respective table and designated points of contact are notified.
  • The points of contact then download the chapter file and distribute to people in their region/area.
  • Tables show the comment review period (usually 4 weeks).
  • Points of contact collect comments and send back to HQ Design Office. Those comment files are posted in the tables as they are received.
  • After evaluating all comments, the Design Office posts a file showing the final draft, with all comments and the HQ Design Office's response to them. Not all comments are used, but all are considered.

When a chapter has "final approval," it will be available for use prior to publication. See the link in the right-hand column of each table as chapters are approved.

Region "Points of Contact" (POCs)
WSDOT regions have identified specific people to act as POCs to coordinate a unified region response to draft policy changes.

  • POCs coordinate with people in their region to review/comment on draft policy.
  • POCs send their region's comments back to HQ in one document. 
     
    View WSDOT region and area points of contact list (updated 8/19/16)

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