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Design and Construction Manual
All improvements to public infrastructure shall be in accordance with the standard specifications, design criteria, and standard details provided in the City's Design and Construction Manual. The Design and Construction Manual consists of three major parts:

1) Standard Details
2) Standard Specifications
3) Design Criteria

This manual was adopted to regulate the construction of public infrastructure improvements within the City, including the design and construction of water lines, sanitary sewers, storm sewers and streets. The City's Design and Construction Manual includes Kansas City Metropolitan Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) specifications, the City's supplemental specifications to APWA, and certain original City specifications.

This document may require revisions, and therefore it is recommended that this page be consulted frequently. The user should verify that all documents previously downloaded from this page are current before relying on them.

Provided below are links to these documents for download. The manual has an effective date of July 24, 2013. If you have any questions concerning the Design and Construction Manual, contact the Public Works Department at (816) 331-4331.

Table of Contents

Standard Details:
Index Sheet
• Erosion Control
• Sanitary
 • Storm
• Streets
• Traffic
• Water
• Miscellaneous

Standard Specifications:
Section Number Section Title City Specification APWA Specification
2100 Grading and Site Preparation City Supplement to 2100 APWA Section 2100
2150 Erosion and Sediment Control City Supplement to 2150 APWA Section 2150
2200 Paving City Supplement to 2200 APWA Section 2200
2300 Incidental Construction City Supplement to 2300 APWA Section 2300
2400 Seeding and Sodding City Supplement to 2400 APWA Section 2400
2500 Sanitary Sewers City Supplement to 2500 APWA Section 2500
2600 Storm Sewers City Supplement to 2600 APWA Section 2600
2700 Structures Adoption of 2700 APWA Section 2700
2800 Street Lights City Supplement to 2800 APWA Section 2800
2850 Traffic Signals City Specification 2850 N/A
2900 Water Lines City Supplement to 2900 APWA Section 2900

Design Criteria:
Section Number Section Title City Specification APWA Specification
5100 Site Work and Erosion and Sediment Control City Supplement to 5100 APWA Section 5100
5200 Streets City Supplement to 5200 APWA Section 5200
5250 Asphalt Cement Price Index Adoption of 5250 APWA Section 5250
5300 Incidental Construction and Local Bicycle Design City Supplement to 5300 N/A
5500 Sanitary Sewers and Appurtenances City Supplement to 5500 APWA Section 5500
5600 Storm Drainage Systems & Facilities City Supplement to 5600 APWA Section 5600
5700 Structures Adoption of 5700 APWA Section 5700
5800 Street Lighting City Supplement to 5800 APWA Section 5800
5850 Traffic Signals City Specification 5850 N/A
5900 Utility Coordination for Capital Projects Adoption of 5900 APWA Section 5900
6000 Water Systems City Specification 6000 N/A

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