Freeway Agreements and Route Matters

Freeway agreements document the understanding between Caltrans and local agencies relating to the planned traffic circulation features of a proposed freeway or controlled access highway. In the event that the facility is fully constructed, it shows which streets may be closed, connected to the facility, relocated, extended, or otherwise modified to maintain traffic circulation in relation to the facility.

Project development procedures related to the State Highway System that require California Transportation Commission approvals are referred to as Route Matters. These procedures include the selection of the specific location of each State route adoption (which must conform to the route as described in the California Streets and Highways Code), route unadoptions, new connections to access controlled facilities, and relinquishments.

Freeway Agreements

Caltrans' Freeway Agreement Policy also applies to Controlled Access Highway Agreements. Sample Freeway Agreement exhibits can be found in the Plans Preparation Manual (PPM). 

Policy and Procedures

Route Matters

The Caltrans Route Matters Policy includes route adoptions, transfer of highway locations, re-designations, rescission, relinquishment, and access control modifications. Sample Route Matters exhibits can be found in the Plans Preparation Manual (PPM). 

Policy and Procedures

California Transportation Commission (CTC) Meetings