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Public Works design standards

We have information about roadway design standards and standard details for the City of Boston.

You can download pdf and cad files below. We'll continue to update this page as our standards and designs change.

Have questions? Contact:

1 CITY HALL SQUARE, ROOM 714
BOSTON, MA 02201-2024

Roadway Standard Details

PDF files CAD files
A.1 - Bollard - Steel (pdf) A.1 - Bollard - Steel (zip)
C.1 - Curb - Granite Reset (pdf) C.1 - Curb - Granite Reset (zip)
C.2 - Curb - Granite Sloped (pdf) C.2 - Curb - Granite Sloped (zip)
C.3 - Curb - Mountable (pdf) C.3 - Curb - Mountable (zip)
C.4 - Curb - Granite Curb at Back of Sidewalk (pdf) C.4 - Curb - Granite Curb at Back of Sidewalk (zip)
C.5 - Curb - Granite Block Hip Gutter (pdf) C.5 - Curb - Granite Block Hip Gutter (zip)
D.1 - Driveway - Residential (pdf) D.1 - Driveway - Residential (zip)
D.2 - Driveway - Commercial (pdf) D.2 - Driveway - Commercial (zip)
D.3 - Driveway - Sidewalk Width Less Than 7' (pdf) D.3 - Driveway - Sidewalk Width Less Than 7' (zip)
P.1 - Pavement Section - Arterial Roadway (pdf) P.1 - Pavement Section - Arterial Roadway (zip)
P.2 - Pavement Section - Residential Roadway (pdf) P.2 - Pavement Section - Residential Roadway (zip)
P.3 - Pavement Section - Scored Cement Concrete (pdf) P.3 - Pavement Section - Scored Cement Concrete (zip)
R.2 - Pedestrian Ramp - Sidewalk Width 6.5' and Greater (pdf) R.2 - Pedestrian Ramp - Sidewalk Width 6.5' And Greater
R.3 - Pedestrian Ramp - Sidewalk Width Less Than 6.5' (pdf) R.3 - Pedestrian Ramp - Sidewalk Width Less Than 6.5' (zip)
R.4 - Pedestrian Ramp - Sidewalk With Non-Walking Area (pdf) R.4 - Pedestrian Ramp - Sidewalk With Non-Walking Area (zip)
R.5 - Pedestrian Ramp - Detectable Warning Panel (pdf) R.5 - Pedestrian Ramp - Detectable Warning Panel (zip)
S.1 - Sidewalk - Concrete (pdf) S.1 - Sidewalk - Concrete (zip)
S.2 - Sidewalk - Brick (pdf) S.2 - Sidewalk - Brick (zip)
S.3 - Sidewalk and Driveway - HMA (pdf) S.3 - Sidewalk and Driveway - HMA (zip)
S.4 - Sidewalk - Permeable Paver (pdf) S.4 - Sidewalk - Permeable Paver (zip)
S.5 - Sidewalk - Tree Pit (4' x 6') (pdf) S.5 - Sidewalk - Tree Pit (4' x 6') (zip)
S.6 - Sidewalk - Tree Pit (3' x 8') (pdf) S.6 - Sidewalk - Tree Pit (3' x 8') (zip)
U.1 - Utility - Concrete Encased Conduit (pdf) U.1 - Utility - Concrete Encased Conduit (zip)
U.2 - Shadow Conduit (pdf) U.2 - Shadow Conduit (zip)
U.3 - Utility - Fire Alarm Base (pdf) U.3 - Utility - Fire Alarm Base (zip)