Doing Business with South Carolina Department of Transportation

CADD Design

Engineering Directives

Hydraulic Engineering

Materials & Research

Plans Online (Archived)

Publications & Manuals

Road Design

Stormwater Management

Structural Design

Doing Business with SCDOT

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.

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994

Bulletins for 2014

Bulletin Number
Bulletin Title
Effective Date
2014-7
10/01/2014
2014-5
06/01/2014
2014-1
06/01/2014

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

SCDOT provides a Plan Preparation Guide that is a technical guide for the design of highways and preparation of plans.

To view PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader