Promoting uniformity of urban design and construction across Iowa.


2020 Edition Revisions

Remember, the SUDAS Program is going electronic. We will no longer print and mail revision packets to everyone. We will continue to post an electronic version of the revision packet on our website that can be printed and inserted into your manuals if you so desire. Please click on the link at the right to subscribe to our new email list to help keep you informed when the revisions have been posted!

Public Works Service Bureau

SUDAS staff received a research grant from the Iowa Highway Research Board to conduct a study to determine if it is feasible to create a Public Works Service Bureau in the State of Iowa. We envision this Public Works Service Bureau to be an organization that provides public works staff from cities of all sizes across Iowa a direct way to communicate among themselves and other agencies, such as the Iowa DOT. It could also provide a location to input information for a central clearinghouse on any number of topics, which could then be used to provide statewide data to improve decision making and efficiency of operations. Staff is working on the final report for the feasibility study.

Temporary Traffic Control

SUDAS staff developed an updated Temporary Traffic Control Handbook through an Iowa Highway Research Board project. If you would like to request a copy, please complete this form. Click here for an electronic version of the handbook.

SUDAS Manuals

If you notice something within the SUDAS Manuals that appears to be an error, please contact Beth Richards ( and let her know.