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Right of Way and Land Surveys
In support of delivering capital projects on our State Highway system, the Office of Land Surveys provides management and coordination of the California Department of Transportation's Surveys function. The Office of Land Surveys manages the California Department of Transportation's major surveying equipment inventory,
develops and procures cost-effective, new-technology surveying systems, and maintains surveying standards and procedures that foster quality surveying projects.
Right of Way Maps, including Appraisal and Record Maps, are available in each district. These maps depict land acquisitions for transportation facility projects. District Surveys also maintains survey project information including survey control and associated mapping.
R/W Engineering represents the boundary determination phase of the Surveys function. They are responsible for the preparation of maps, documents and legal descriptions for the acquisition and disposal of rights of way, and prepares, maintains and updates record maps of the right of way and other Caltrans properties.
The Caltrans Surveys Manual contains policies, methodologies, and procedures for the California Department of Transportation Surveys function.
Chapter 12, Construction Surveys of the Surveys Manual, provides information regarding typical construction staking performed by the California Department of Transportation (State) – the types of stakes furnished, their density, placement, and markings.
The Topo Code Book lists the numerous topo codes used by the Departments' Survey Crews to properly code data shots. This file can be printed and folded to make a small hand pamphlet for daily use by a crew.
The 2015 Standard Plans and Specifications are applicable to all Caltrans construction contracts. Changes to the Specifications are published as Revised Standard Specifications, which can be downloaded as the "RSS" file on the Construction Contract Standards website. References to Construction Surveys and monumentation can be found in Sections 5-1.26, 5-1.36E, and 78-2 of the Specifications. The Standard Plan A74 is for Survey Monuments. As with the Specifications, the 2015 Revised Standard Plans are also available on the Construction Contract Standards website.
California Department of Transportation
Office of Land Surveys
1727 30th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816-8041