What is the MCHW?

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What is the MCHW?

Introduction. The Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works (MCHW) contains the documents that are required for the preparation of contracts for trunk road works.

Is DMRB legislation?

DMRB documents are not statutory or regulatory documents or training manuals; neither do they cover every point in exhaustive detail. In general the DMRB does not duplicate National, UK and European legislative requirements.

When was DMRB updated?

March 2020
Why is the DMRB being updated? Refreshing the DMRB by March 2020 is a requirement of Highways England’s Licence and Protocol Agreement.

What has replaced TD 19?

Replaced by CD 377 Revision 1. Requirements for road restraint systems (formerly TD 19/06). Revision 1 (HE, 2020). Highway Structures and Bridges.

What are vehicle restraint systems?

The main aim of vehicle restraint systems (VRS) is to absorb and decrease the force of a crashing vehicle It does this through deformation, or displacement, reducing the severity of the accident by effectively limiting the damage to the occupant(s) of the vehicle(s) involved.

What is De trunking?

De-trunking is the process of returning a Highways Agency road to the local Highway Authority control; in this case the local highway authority is Cambridgeshire County Council.

What is trunk road called?

A trunk road, trunk highway, or strategic road is a major road, usually connecting two or more cities, ports, airports and other places, which is the recommended route for long-distance and freight traffic. Many trunk roads have segregated lanes in a dual carriageway, or are of motorway standard.

What is the working width?

What is Working Width? The maximum distance between any part of a safety barrier, measured from the traffic side of the VRS, and the maximum dynamic position of any part of the barrier during impact.


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