Maintenance & Traffic Operations - Maintaining and operating the state highway system
The Maintenance and Traffic Operations Division is responsible for providing day-to-day highway service to the traveling public.
- Field Maintenance personnel are strategically headquartered in 22 different locations throughout District 2; geographically, the second largest of Caltrans' 12 districts. Field crews are responsible for daily maintenance of their assigned highway;segments. Annual activities include snow removal, pothole patching, culvert cleaning, litter removal, paving and much more. Additionally, a large part of their time is spent responding to any and all highway incidents that occur (e.g. traffic accidents and hazardous material spills).
- The Maintenance Engineering office is responsible for engineering support for field maintenance, establishing priorities and performing preliminary scoping for the majority of capital construction projects and delivery of the contract major maintenance program.
- The Roadside Maintenance office performs specialized culvert inspection with the latest remote controlled camera technology. Additionally, staff provide oversight for the Maintenance Division's Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program, the Vegetation Management Program and Disposal Site Management.
- The Encroachment Permits office issues approximately 700 permits each year for work and activities in the State highway right of way. Permit requests are reviewed and issued for activities that range from parades to non-state funded highway construction projects up to one million dollars in size.
- Traffic Investigations office provides specialized services and support in the areas of signing, striping, traffic accident investigation, traffic census, speed limits and traffic modeling. The office also supports delivery of capital projects and performs preliminary scoping and sets proprieties for a large percentage of District's capital program.
- Traffic Management office provides traffic management team response, Traffic Management Center (TMC) operation and preparation of traffic management plans. This office is responsible for developing traffic management requirements to minimize delays through construction and maintenance work zones and provides the radio dispatch services to the District. Additionally, this office manages the highway census program collection traffic volume and vehicle type information for use by the Planning and Design Divisions.
- Traffic Engineering & Operations office provides specialized services and support in the areas of electrical systems (traffic signals and lighting), new technology applications (such as highway cameras and electronic message signs), roadside signs, pavement delineation and local development review. The office also designs Minor capital construction projects, prepares safety reviews, supports the Construction Division on traffic safety and operations issues and represents all Traffic offices on project development teams.