Department of Transportation - Publications & Manuals

Design Criteria and Standard Drawings Announcement

The Department of Transportation is proud to announce an extensive update to our design criteria manual and construction standard drawings.

The revisions to our documentation focused on the following goals:

  1. Update Americans with Disabilities (ADA) guidance
  2. Improve transparency for our customers
  3. Clarify our criteria
  4. Allow for greater design flexibility
  5. Restructure documents for clarity
The revised Design Criteria and Standard Drawings became effective on May 1, 2020. Projects submitted prior to the effective date may choose to use the expired criteria or adopt the new policies.

Comments on the new Design Crteria Manual and Standard Drawings can be sent to: [email protected]

Design Criteria Manual (3/9/2020)

Construction Standard Drawings (4/29/2020)

Current Publications

Arterial Road System (ARS) - St. Louis County (11/25/2019)

Benchmark System (Survey Benchmarks)

Bicycle Facilities Plan (2/1/2014) 

Construction Standard Drawings (4/29/2020)

Design Criteria Manual (3/9/2020)

Maps & Exhibits

Resident Engineers Manual (Project Managers) (5/27/2016)

Roadway Concept Plan Website

Roundabout Document

Sediment & Erosion Control Website

Sediment & Erosion Control Manual (7/1/2018)

Special Use Permit Website

Special Use Permit (SUP) Application

Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction Manual

Street Name Change Procedure Packet
Traffic Signal Manual (Standard Spec Manual Section 904) (8/20/2018)

Transferring Private Streets to Public Maintenance

Vacation Procedure Packet - Street & Easement Vacations

Transportation Document Archive