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Construction Specifications
Title Date File Type/Size
Standard Specification for Highways and Bridges (English Edition) 1988 HTML
Standard Specifications for Highways and Bridges (Metric Edition) 1995 PDF | 2.49MB
2015 Supplemental Specifications to the Standard Specifications for Highways and Bridges 7/1/2015 PDF | 2.1MB
Interim Supplemental Specifications 03/04/2016 PDF | 154KB
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Superseded Publications
2012 Supplemental Specifications to the Standard Specifications for Highways and Bridges 6/15/2012 PDF | 1.6MB
2010 Supplemental Specifications to the 1988 Standard Specifications for Highways and Bridges (Combined English and Metric Edition) (Combined English and Metric Edition) 2/25/2010 PDF | 1MB
2006 Supplemental Specifications to the 1988 Standard Specifications for Highways and Bridges (English Edition) 6/6/2006 PDF | 1.73MB
2006 Supplemental Specifications to the 1995 Standard Specifications for Highways and Bridges (Metric Edition) 6/6/2006 PDF | 1.41mb
Construction Details
Title Date File Type/Size
2014 Construction Standard Details Jun 2014 PDF | 15.2MB
Notes on Walks and Wheelchair Ramps for Designers and Construction Engineers Mar 2012 PDF | 140KB
Traffic Management Plans and Detail Drawings PDF | 4.8MB
Standard Drawings for Signs and Supports 1990 PDF | 7MB
Overhead Signal Structure & Foundation Standard Drawings Dec 2015 PDF | 3.3MB
Standard Drawings for Traffic Signals and Highway Lighting 1968 PDF | 3.25MB
Superseded Publications
2012 Construction Standard Details Mar 2012 PDF | 27MB
2012 Construction Standard Details: Drawing History Index 2012 PDF | 119KB
2010 Construction Standard Details (English Edition) 2010 PDF | 13MB
Metric/English Supplemental Drawings
Supplement to the 1996 Metric Edition of the Construction and Traffic Standard Details and the 1977 Mass. Department of Public Works Construction Standards
Apr 2003 PDF | 5.6MB
Construction and Traffic Standard Details (Metric Edition) 1996 PDF | 7.8MB
1966 Construction Standards 1st Edition (Obsolete) May 1966 PDF | 10MB
Design Guide and Manuals
Title Date File Type/Size
Project Development & Design Guide 2006 HTML
Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide 2015
LRFD Bridge Manual - 2013 Edition Jun 2013 HTML
2005 Bridge Manual, Revised August 2007 Aug 2007 HTML
CAD Standards  
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices FHWA Link
Massachusetts Amendments to the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and the Standard Municipal Traffic Code HTML link
Survey Manual 1996 HTML
Historic Parkway Preservation Treatment Guidelines (DCR) Mar 2007 PDF | 28MB
Superseded Publications
Addenda to the 1997 Highway Design Manual Apr 2003 PDF | 2.7MB
Highway Design Manual 1997 PDF | 6.65MB
Miscellaneous Publications
Title Date File Type/Size
Bridge Inspection Handbook 2015 Edition May 2015 HTML
Design Build Procurement Guide 2012 PDF | 233KB
English Bid Item Nomenclature List 2/22/2016 PDF | 970KB
Metric Bid Item Nomenclature List 2/22/2016 PDF | 1MB
Guide Sign Policy for Secondary State Highways 2008 HTML
Identification of Massachusetts Freight Issues and Priorities Nov 1999 PDF | 7.4MB
Procedures for Speed Zoning on State and Municipal Roadways 2012 PDF | 2.2MB
Utility Accommodation Policy May 2013 PDF | 6.5MB
Highway Asset Management
Report of the Performance and Asset Management Advisory Council - Highway Division Asset Management 1/15/2016 PDF | 1.3MB
Metropolitan Highway System Triennial Report 2015 PDF | 3.3MB
Western Turnpike Triennial Report 2015 PDF | 1.9MB
2016 Update to the Western Turnpike Triennial Report 2016 PDF | 185KB
Vegetation Management Plans
District 1 Yearly Operational Plan 2016 2016 PDF | 811KB
District 1 Vegetation Management Plan 2012 - 2016 2012 PDF | 452KB
Herbicide Alternatives Research Jul-2008 PDF | 8.9MB
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