Plans Preparation Manual

Publication Number
M 22-31
Publication Version
M 22-31.09
Manual Manager
Chris Schroedel, Chris.Schroedel@wsdot.wa.gov
Originator
Development Division, Design Support

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).

April 2022 M 22-31.09 revision package (PDF 139MB)

Individual Chapters

Foreword (PDF 12KB)
Comments (PDF 16KB)
Contents (PDF 39KB)


Division 1 Right of Way Plans (PDF 12.2MB)

Division 2 Survey Records (PDF 934KB)

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

Division 4 Contract Plans (PDF 7.1MB)

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

Division 6 Contract Provisions (PDF 905KB)

Division 7 Miscellaneous Contract Considerations (PDF 3.1MB)

Division 8 Contract Estimate (PDF 410KB)


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

Appendix 2 Applying Professional Stamps (PDF 292KB)

Appendix 3 Transmittal Memorandums (PDF 261KB)

Appendix 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations (PDF 297KB)

Appendix 5 Addendum Preparation (PDF 643KB)

Appendix 6 Determination of Contract Time (PDF 8.1MB)


Revision History

2020 Plans Preparation Manual Revision (PDF 13.2MB)

2018 Plans Preparation Manual Revision (PDF 14.2MB)

2013 Plans Preparation Manual Revision (PDF 2.09MB)

2012 Plans Preparation Manual Revision (PDF 13.7MB)

2011 Plans Preparation Manual Revision (PDF 6.12MB)

2009 Plans Preparation Manual Revision (PDF 287MB)

Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.