California Department of Transportation

Local Assistance Procedures Manual—LAPM

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The Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) has been continuously updated through Local Programs Procedures (LPPs) since its original release in February 1998. It describes the various procedures required to process Federal and State funded local transportation projects. Click on the Chapter below to view or download that entire Chapter.

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List of Chapters

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Table of Contents: Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview
Chapter 2: Roles and Responsibilities
Chapter 3: Project Authorization
Chapter 4: Agreements
Chapter 5: Invoicing
Chapter 6: Environmental Procedures
Chapter 7: Field Review
Chapter 8: Public Hearings
Chapter 9: Civil Rights and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
Chapter 10: Consultant Selection
Chapter 11: Design Standards
Chapter 12: Plans, Specifications, & Estimate
Chapter 13: Right of Way
Chapter 14: Utility Relocations
Chapter 15: Advertise and Award Project
Chapter 16: Administer Construction Contracts
Chapter 17: Project Completion
Chapter 18: Maintenance
Chapter 19 Oversight and Process Reviews
Chapter 20: Deficiencies and Sanctions


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