Design Memoranda

12/23/2016 - Implementation of the Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) (PDF)

07/15/2016 - Implementation of Rock Slope Protection (RSP) Design (PDF)

02/02/2015 - CTC Action on Route Adoptions and New Public Road Connections (PDF)

09/19/2014 - Microstation - Caltrans Standard Drafting Software (PDF)

06/26/2014 - Water Conservation for Highway Construction Projects (PDF)

04/10/2014 - Design Flexibility in Multimodal Design (PDF)

03/11/2014 - Evaluation of Current Planting Work (PDF)

03/04/2014 - Division of Construction CPD 14-1 Water Conservation (PDF)

02/27/2014 - Implementation of Civil 3D (PDF)

02/06/2014 - Division of Maintenance - Water Conservation and Drought Action Plan (PDF)

02/06/2014 - Caltrans Water Conservation and Drought Action Plan (PDF)

11/25/2013 - Electrical Design Standards for Advertised Projects (PDF)

10/01/2013 - Design Information Bulletin (DIB) 82-05 - Supersedes Design Information Bulletin (DIB) 82-04

06/07/2013 - Division of Design Policy Updates (PDF)

02/26/2013 - Constructability Reviews (PDF)

10/05/2012 - Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance (PDF)

06/11/2012 - Additional Guidelines on Curb Ramp Scoping and Design (PDF)

05/04/2011 - Highway Planting Cost per Acre and Water Assessment Fee Limits (PDF)

03/16/2011 - Design Information Bulletin (DIB) 81-01 - Supersedes Design Information Bulletin (DIB) 81

08/19/2010 - Landscape Architecture Program - Water Conservation 2010 (PDF)

01/09/2009 - Small Capital Value Projects - Project Initiation Documents (PDF)

07/18/2008 - Landscape Architecture Program - Water Conservation 2008 (PDF)

06/16/2008 - Implementing Assembly Bill 1531(PDF)

11/19/2007 - Design Information Bulletin (DIB) 79-03 - Supersedes Design Information Bulletin (DIB) 79-02

03/07/2007 - Use of Life Cycle Cost Analyses for Pavements (PDF)

11/30/2006 - Design Information Bulletin (DIB) 86 - Selecting Asphalt Binder Type

10/02/2006 - Design Information Bulletin 83-04 - Caltrans Supplement to FHWA Culvert Repair Practices Manual - Updated 8-01-2014

08/11/2006 - Preparing Pending Projects for Advertisement (PDF)

06/16/2006 - Declaration of Units of Measure - "English" or "Metric" Project (PDF)

04/07/2006 - Archiving As-Built Plans (PDF)

01/26/2006 - District Stewardship Responsibilities for Federally Eligible State Highway Projects (PDF)

12/14/2005 - Certification of Project Cost Estimate (PDF)

10/04/2005 - Relinquishment of State Highways by Legislative Enactment (PDF)

09/15/2005 - Engineer Estimates (PDF)

08/02/2005 - U.S. Customary Units (English) Primer (PDF)

04/29/2005 - Cooperative Agreements (PDF)

02/21/2005 - Metric to U.S. Customary Units (English) Transition Team and Website (PDF)

01/13/2005 - Gateway Monument Demonstration Program (PDF)

11/17/2004 - Implementation and Distribution of the July 2004 Standard Plans (PDF)

08/27/2004 - CADD Users Manual Update (PDF)

08/20/2004 - Metric to U.S. Customary Units (English) Transition (PDF)

07/30/2004 - Cross-Section Preparation and Delivery (PDF)

06/28/2004 - Longer-Life Pavements (PDF)

06/21/2004 - Bid Item Price Escalation (PDF)

12/16/2003 - Project Shelf Guidance (PDF)

12/09/2003 - Hazardous Material Remediation for Special Funded and Jointly Funded Projects (PDF)

12/05/2003 - Processing of Department Resolutions of Necessity (RON) through the California Transportation Commission (CTC), County Board of Supervisors (Board) or City Councils (Council) (PDF)

10/03/2003 - Revised Design Information Bulletin (DIB) 80 - Roundabouts - RETIRED - See Highway Design Manual Chapter 400 (PDF)

08/05/2003 - Transportation Art Policy (PDF)

07/23/2003 - Clarification of Value Enhancement for New Public Road Connections to Controlled Access Highways (PDF)

11/26/2002 - Tire Shreds in Civil Engineering Applications (PDF)

11/26/2002 - Resolution of Necessity (First and Second Level Reviews) Guidelines for Local Agencies Performing Work on the State Highway System (PDF)

110/8/2002 - Separate Contract Policy for Highway Planting Projects (PDF)

09/30/2002 - Guidelines for Use of A+B Bidding Provisions (PDF)

09/27/2002 - Reaffirmation of Metric Policy (PDF)

09/25/2002 - Caltrans Storm Water Quality Handbook - Project Planning and Design Guide (PDF)

05/24/2002 - Memorandum of Understanding for Perfection of Title along Existing Segments of Highway Through United States Forest Service Lands in the State of California (PDF)

04/25/2002 - Exception to High and Low Risk Policy for the Statewide Exit Number and Vertical Clearance Sign Projects (PDF)

03/26/2002 - Purpose, Application and Approval Authority for Exceptions to Design Standards (PDF)

12/12/2001 - Designated Disposal, Staging, and Borrow Sites (PDF)

12/10/2001 - Local Agency Guideline for Right of Way Acquisition on State Highway System and Contracting Out (PDF)

08/09/2001 - PSR (PDS) Guidance: Project Initiation Documents for Project Development Support Components PSR (PDS) Exception Fact Sheet (PDF)

03/06/2001 - Use of 200-mm vertical extension on Type 50 Barrier (PDF)

02/28/2001 - Construction Contract Time (PDF)

10/31/2000 - As-Built Plans (PDF)

09/25/2000 - Fact sheet for Exceptions to Mandatory Design Standards

09/20/2000 - CTC Action on Route Adoptions and New Public Road Connections

07/28/2000 - Implementation of Change Control

06/12/2000 - Delegation of Authority for Use of A+B Bidding and Incentive/Disincentive (I/D) Provisions (PDF)

03/30/2000 - Vertical Clearances on the Rural and Single Interstate Routing System

02/16/2000 - Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Funding memorandum

01/05/2000 - Ramp Meter Design Manual

12/28/1999 - Coastal Commission Involvement

12/15/1999 - Maintaining Vertical and Horizontal Clearances Memorandum

12/08/1999 - Guidelines for the Preparation of Project Study Reports

11/22/1999 - Annual Review of Project Scope, Cost and Schedule

11/02/1999 - Flexibility in Highway Design Memorandum

10/22/1999 - Dual Units on Encroachment Permit Projects Memorandum

08/13/1999 - District Delegation

06/04/1999 - Design Senior Responsibilities

09/30/1998 - Roadside Paving Memorandum

02/04/1998 - Project Engineer Responsibilities (PDF)

02/10/1997 - Safety Memorandum

01/02/1996 - Design Speeds Memorandum