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The most current WSDOT Design Manual is dated July 2017 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 draft revision Review Points of Contact list.

Below is a table that will list Design Manual revisions planned for December 2017 and July 2018. Subject to change, info to be added as priorities are identified.

Priority Design Manual Chapter(s) Lead
DM Chapter 550 Interchange Justification Report
Provide updated chapter in December 2017. revision driver changes at federal policy level.
Design office with Environmental
office
Chapters
will
be
listed
here
as
priorities
are
determined

The tables below show the chapters in the current revision cycle. 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.
  • 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.

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Reason for revision:

Current status
Policy review comment period

 

Policy review comments received


Disposition of review comments
Final Draft for approval Available
for use
Approvals complete


Chapter placeholder
Reason for revision:

current status
Policy review comment period
Policy review comments received


Disposition of review comments

Final Draft for approval Available
for use


 

Chapter placeholder
Reason for revision:

Current status
Policy review comment period


Policy review comments received


Disposition of review comments
Final Draft for approval Available
for use
Approvals complete


Chapter placeholder
Reason for revision:

current status
Policy review comment period
Policy review comments received


Disposition of review comments

Final Draft for approval Available
for use



Chapter placeholder
Reason for revision:

Current status
Policy review comment period


Policy review comments received


Disposition of review comments
Final Draft for approval Available
for use
Approvals complete


Chapter placeholder
Reason for revision:

current status
Policy review comment period
Policy review comments received


Disposition of review comments

Final Draft for approval Available
for use



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 "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 for approval, 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 4/28/17)