Standard plans manual archive
Archived standard plan revision packages and summaries.
Current revision package
Revision package history
- September 13, 2021 (PDF 33MB)
- September 30, 2020 (PDF 26MB)
- September 3, 2019 (PDF 19.9MB)
- August 6, 2018 (PDF 31.3MB)
- August 7, 2017 (PDF 24.6MB)
- August 1, 2016 (PDF 9.35MB)
- August 3, 2015 (PDF 63MB)
- 09-30-22 Revision (PDF 161KB)
- 09-13-21 Revision (PDF 169KB)
- 09-30-20 Revision (PDF 136KB)
- 09-03-19 Revision (PDF 80KB)
- 08-06-18 Revision (PDF 146KB)
- 08-07-17 Revision (PDF 101KB)
- 08-01-16 Revision (PDF 137KB)
- 08-03-15 Revision (PDF 129KB)
If you would like revision packages or summaries prior to 2015, please contact:
Check for the Approved for Publication date
Individual Standard Plans may vary in content over time and are distinguished by the "Approved for Publication" date in the lower right corner of the plan. This date authorizes the plan's use in project design thereafter, but before that plan may be referred to in a set of contract provisions and plans, it must be listed in the "Standard Plans" General Special Provision (GSP), with its approval date, and be issued in the respective manual: Standard Plans for Road, Bridge and Municipal Construction M 21-01.
Individual Standard Plans Manuals vary regularly over time (scheduled for revision roughly every 12 months) and are identified by an Effective date, shown at the bottom of the Contents pages in the manual. The provisions of a contract indicate which Manual is valid for that contract by citing the Effective date. It also lists the plans with their approval dates, analogous to that Manual's table of contents (view current GSP).
Approved for Publication Date vs Effective Date
The "Approved for Publication" date applies to an individual Standard Plan, whereas the "Effective" date applies to a Standard Plans Manual publication. One should expect an individual Standard Plan to appear in several consecutive Manuals, i.e. that the same "Approved for Publication" date persists through several Effective date ranges.
The links below download Adobe Acrobat files of Standard Plans Manuals in effect between the dates listed, with the first date of each entry being the Effective date as indicated in the "Standard Plans" General Special Provision of a contract. One should be careful to note any addenda which may indicate a different date.
- September 13, 2021 to September 29, 2022 (PDF 112MB)
- September 30, 2020 to September 12, 2021 (PDF 112MB)
- September 3, 2019 to September 29, 2020 (PDF 136MB)
- August 6, 2018 to September 2, 2019 (PDF 126KB)
- August 7, 2017 to August 5, 2018 (PDF 134MB)
- August 1, 2016 to August 6, 2017 (PDF 194KB)
- August 3, 2015 to July 31, 2016 (PDF 141KB)
- August 4, 2014 to August 2, 2015 (PDF 126MB
- August 5, 2013 to August 3, 2014 (PDF 34MB)
- August 6, 2012 to August 4, 2013 (PDF 34MB)
- August 1, 2011 to August 5, 2012 (PDF 159KB)
- August 2, 2010 to July 31, 2011 (PDF 147KB)
- December 7, 2009 to August 1, 2010 (PDF 139MB)
- April 6, 2009 to December 6, 2009 (PDF 130MB)
- August 4, 2008 to April 5, 2009 (PDF 122MB)
- January 7, 2008 to August 3, 2008 (PDF 122MB)
- April 2, 2007 to January 6, 2008 (PDF 94KB)
- August 7, 2006 to April 1, 2007 (PDF 102MB)
- January 3, 2006 to August 6, 2006 (PDF 96MB)
- April 4, 2005 to January 2, 2006 (PDF 97MB)
- August 2, 2004 to April 3, 2005 (PDF 56MB)
- January 5, 2004 to August 1, 2004 (PDF 45MB)
- April 7, 2003 to January 4, 2004 (PDF 40MB)
- August 5, 2002 to April 6, 2003 (PDF 32MB
- January 7, 2002 to August 4, 2002 (PDF 24MB)
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) makes these documents available on an "as is" basis. All warranties and representations of any kind with regard to said documents are disclaimed, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use. WSDOT does not warrant the documents against deficiencies of any kind.
Since revisions or additions to the design standards may occur at any time, the Receiver agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless WSDOT, and its officers, agents, and employees from and against any and all claims, suits, losses, damages, or costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising from the use of outdated design standards, and such indemnification shall survive acceptance of said file(s) by the Receiver.
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