Plans Preparation Manual

This manual provides instructions and guidance for the preparation of right of way plans, contract plans, special provisions, and estimate packages for highway construction projects.  It also provides the standards used in the preparation of these plans using Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD).

September 2020 revision package M 22-31.08 (pdf 4.7 MB)

Active Plans Preparation Manual Revisions

Technical Errata

Plans Preparation Manual Technical Errata FEB2021 (pdf 148 kb)

Individual Chapters

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Publication Number: 
M 22-31
Last modified: 
02/19/2021 - 10:53
Publication Version: 
M 22-31.08
Manual Manager: 
Chris Schroedel
Development Division, Design Support
Number of Pages: 

Plans Preparation Individual Chapters

Foreword (pdf 12 KB)

Comments (pdf 16 KB)
Contents (pdf 39 KB)

Division 1 Right of Way Plans (pdf 12.2 MB)

Division 2 Survey Records (pdf 934 KB)

Division 3 Right of Way Plans Standard Symbols and Conventions (pdf 281 KB)

Division 4 Contract Plans (pdf 7.1 MB)

Division 5 PS&E Standard Symbols and Conventions (pdf 418 KB)

Division 6 Contract Provisions (pdf 905 KB)

Division 7 Miscellaneous Contract Considerations (pdf 3.1 MB)

Division 8 Contract Estimate (pdf 410 KB)

Appendix 1 Structure Notes, Quantity Tabulation Sheets, and Sign Specification Sheets (pdf 274 KB)

Appendix 2 PS&E Word User's Guide (pdf 292 KB)

Appendix 3 Transmittal Memorandums (pdf 261 KB)

Appendix 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations (pdf 297 KB)

Appendix 5 Addendum Preparation (pdf 643 KB)

Appendix 6 Determination of Contract Time (pdf 8.1 MB)


Revision History


2009 Plans Preparation Manual Revision (pdf 287 MB)

2011 Plans Preparation Manual Revision (pdf 6.12 MB)

2012 Plans Preparation Manual Revision (pdf 13.7 MB)

2013 Plans Preparation Manual Revision (pdf 2.09 MB)

2018 Plans Preparation Manual Revision (pdf 14.2 MB)