Road and street design (VGU)

The Swedish Transport Administration produces rules for the design of roads and streets, VGU, which are used in all design of state roads. The current regulations will apply from 1 January 2021.

The rules are adapted to different types of contract and are used for both new construction and major renovations. In the long term, the VGU contributes to the smooth and safe flow of traffic.

The rules are mandatory for works on state roads. For other road operators, the VGU is only indicative and not prescriptive. However, the VGU can, and may, be used as a requirements document for the procurement of design work for roads other than public roads.

» VGU: Requirements (Trafikverket's publication database)

» VGU: Advice (Trafikverket's publication database)