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Instructional Bulletins

Instructional Bulletins are published by the Road Design section of SCDOT. The informative information they provide keep consultants and in-house engineers up to date on changes in design policy. Select the desired year on the right for the Instructional Bulletin you wish to view.

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Bulletins for 2014

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
2014-1
06/01/2013

Bulletins for 2013

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
2013-5
09/01/2013
2013-2
Landscaping Pay Items (PDF 146 Kb)
06/01/2013
2013-1
06/2013

Bulletins for 2012

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date

Bulletins for 2011

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
2011-1
Section 810 - Seeding (PDF 1.2 Mb)
07/01/2011

Bulletins for 2010

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
2010-1
05/13/2010

Bulletins for 2009

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
2009-6
08/11/2009
2009-5
06/30/2009
2009-4
10/01/2009
2009-3
06/15/2009
2009-2
09/01/2009
2009-1
Section 810 - Seeding (PDF 1.1 Mb)
04/14/2009

Bulletins for 2008

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
2008-6
Section 810 - Seeding (PDF 1.1 Mb)
01/12/2009
2008-5
09/09/2008
2008-4
09/09/2008
2008-3
04/11/2008
2008-1
04/11/2008
04/11/2008

Bulletins for 2007

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
2007-5
10/02/2007
2007-4
07/03/2007
2007-3
01/25/2007
2007-1
01/22/2007

Bulletins for 2006

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
2006-10
08/25/2006
2006-9
07/31/2006
2006-8
'C' Project Field Review (PDF 50.4 Kb)
07/26/2006
2006-7
Design Field Reviews (PDF 148 Kb)
07/27/2006
2006-6
07/28/2006
2006-5
04/06/2006
2006-4
02/27/2006
2006-3
Right of Way Data Sheets (PDF 30.6 Kb)
02/03/2006
2006-1
01/06/2006

Bulletins for 2005

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
2005-9
09/08/2005
2005-7
08/29/2005
2005-6
08/05/2005
2005-5
Project File Number (PDF 92.7 Kb)
07/15/2005
2005-3
06/11/2005
2005-2
06/06/2005
2005-1
Pay Items Not in Plans (PDF 27.6 Kb)
04/27/2005

Bulletins for 2004

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
2004-15
04/30/2004
2004-14
Fine Grading (Revised) (PDF 250 Kb) Superseded by 2007 Standard Specifications Book & Supplemental Specification dated January 4th, 2012
04/05/2004
2004-13
07/01/2004
2004-11
03/04/2004
2004-10
01/01/2004
2004-9
03/08/2004
2004-8
03/10/2004
2004-7
03/05/2004
2004-6
Detectable Warnings (PDF 20.4 Kb) Superseded by Instructional Bulletin 2013-1, SCDOT Standard Drawings, and SCDOT ADA Transition Plan
05/01/2004
2004-5
02/25/2004
2004-4
Fine Grading (PDF 11.6 Kb)
03/02/2004
2004-3
03/01/2004
2004-2
02/02/2004

Bulletins for 2003

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
2003-10
Sprigging & Sodding (PDF 17.2 Mb)
09/02/2003
2003-9
09/12/2003
2003-8
Design Reference Label (PDF 88.2 Kb)
04/21/2003
2003-7
06/11/2003
2003-6
07/01/2003
2003-5
Drainage for Bridge Ends (PDF 73.5 Kb)
04/02/2003
2003-4
04/10/2003
2003-3
03/17/2003
2003-2
02/03/2003

Bulletins for 2002

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
2002-6
02/03/2003
2002-5
10/01/2002
2002-4
Drainage for Bridge Ends (PDF 73.5 Kb)
09/03/2002
2002-3
07/03/2002
2002-2
07/15/2002
2002-1
05/03/2002

Bulletins for 2001

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
2001-21
10/22/2001
2001-20
10/11/2001
2001-19
Plan Size (PDF 6.46 Kb)
10/19/2001
2001-17
08/20/2001
2001-16
Railroad Right of Way (PDF 68 Kb)
08/28/2001
2001-15
08/15/2001
2001-14
Revisions to Plans (PDF 112 Kb)
07/06/2001
2001-13
07/02/2001
2001-12
NPDES Line (PDF 122 Kb)
06/19/2001
2001-11
05/28/2001
2001-10
Design Plans Field Review Title Sheet (PDF 24.4 Kb) see 1999-5, 2002-5, 2003-2
06/21/2001
2001-8
05/21/2001
2001-7
05/03/2001
2001-6
05/03/2001
2001-4
Rip Rap (PDF 42.1 Kb)
04/10/2001
2001-3
02/01/2001
2001-1
01/02/2001

Bulletins for 2000

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
2000-7
09/15/2000
2000-6
08/17/2000
2000-5
Rip Rap (PDF 9.73 Kb)
08/14/2000
2000-4
07/01/2000
2000-3
06/20/2000
2000-2
Coquina Shell Base Course (PDF 105 Kb) see 1998-2
05/10/2000
2000-1
04/04/2000

Bulletins for 1999

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
1999-11
Curb Profile (PDF 56.3 Kb)
11/22/1999
1999-10
Paving Under Guardrail (Updated) (PDF 55.6 Kb) see 1995-17
06/23/1999
1999-9
Bridge End Curb and Flume (Updated) (PDF 55.5 Kb) see 1996-12
06/24/1999
1999-8
Guidelines for Hot Asphalt Selection (PDF 495 Kb) see 1997-3, 1999-6
05/03/1999
1999-7
Alternate Base Course (PDF 401 Kb)
03/01/1999
1999-6
Guidelines for Hot Mix Asphalt Selection (PDF 171 Kb) see 1997-3, 1999-8
02/24/1999
1999-5
Field Review Plans (PDF 99.5 Kb) see 2001-10, 2002-5, 2003-2
03/01/1999
1999-4
02/26/1999
1999-3
01/17/1999
1999-2
Superelevation (PDF 112 Kb)
02/18/1999
1999-1
01/18/1999

Bulletins for 1998

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
1998-13
11/16/1998
1998-12
09/15/1998
1998-11
Revised Title Sheet (PDF 66.2 Kb)
09/09/1998
1998-10
09/04/1998
1998-9
Road Plans Revisions (Updated) (PDF 194 Kb) see 1998-04
09/16/1998
1998-8
Bridge End Curb & Flume (Updated) (PDF 157 Kb) see 1996-12
08/25/1998
1998-7
Guardrail End Treatment (PDF 77.9 Kb) see 1995-4
08/25/1998
1998-6
05/22/1998
1998-5
06/10/1998
1998-4
Road Plan Revisions (PDF 112 Kb) see 1998-9
05/15/1998
1998-3
04/08/1998
1998-2
Coquina Shell Base Course (PDF 185 Kb) see 2000-2
10/01/1997

Bulletins for 1997

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
1997-12
12/14/1997
1997-10
Relocated Centerlines (PDF 70.6 Kb)
11/26/1997
1997-9
Erosion Control Blanket (PDF 69.1 Kb)
09/22/2007
1997-7
08/06/1997
1997-6
07/01/1997
1997-5
06/03/1997
1997-4
04/22/1997
1997-3
Guidelines for Hot Mix Asphalt Selection (PDF 800 Kb) see 1999-6, 1999-8
01/20/1997
1997-2
Reclaiming Existing Roadway "Notes" (PDF 297 Kb)see 1996-16
01/24/1997
1997-1
03/25/1997

Bulletins for 1996

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
1996-16
Reclaiming Existing Roadway Notes (PDF 376 Kb) see 1996-14, 1997-2, 2000-4
12-16-1996
1996-14
Reclaiming Existing Roadway Notes (PDF 221 Kb) see 1996-16
09/10/1996
1996-13
08/15/1996
1996-12
Bridge End Curb & Flume (PDF 67.4 Kb) see 1995-14, 1998-8, 1999-9
11/01/1996
1996-10
07/22/1996
1996-8
Alternate Pipe Notes (PDF 303 Kb)
05/30/1996
1996-7
05/28/1996
1996-5
04/01/1996
1996-4
03/11/1996
1996-3
Benchmark Notations (PDF 355 Kb)
02/15/1996
1996-2
02/12/1996
1996-1
Moving Item Sheet (PDF 54.8 Kb)
01/15/1996

Bulletins for 1995

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
1995-20
12/27/1995
1995-19
Paving Under Guardrail (PDF 69 Kb) see 1995-17
12-01-1995
1995-18
11-29-1995
1995-17
Paving Under Guardrail (PDF 84.7 Kb) see 1995-19, 1999-10
10-11-1995
1995-16
Typical Sections in Developed Areas (PDF 59.2 Kb) see 1996-6
11/03/1995
1995-12
09/20/1995
1995-10
08/25/1995
1995-8
Mowing (PDF 60.5 Kb)
09/15/1995
1995-7
07/26/1995
1995-6
Public Hearing Plans (PDF 69.3 Kb)
08/03/1995
1995-5
07/26/1995
1995-4
Guardrail End Treatment (MELT) (PDF 100 Kb) see 1998-7
04/07/1995

Bulletins for 1994

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
1994-17
10/20/1994
1994-16
Polyethylene Pipe (PDF 61.8 Kb)
08/17/1994
1994-15
Document Fees (PDF 56.7 Kb)
08/15/1994
1994-14
Permanent Construction Signs (PDF 207 Kb) see 1994-12
08/16/1994
1994-13
PS&E Title Sheet (PDF 83.3 Kb)
07/01/1994
1994-12
Permanent Construction Signs (PDF 43.1 Kb) see 1994-14
06/24/1994
1994-10
04/23/1994
1994-9
04/21/1994
1994-7
Prime Coat (PDF 60.9 Kb)
04/08/1994
1994-6
Underground Storage Tanks (PDF 84.4 Kb) see 1994-9
04/20/1994
1994-5
04/01/1994
1994-2
Right of Way Plans (PDF 147 Kb)
04/11/1994
1994-1
12/08/1993

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