Nomenclature Changes to the Highway Design Manual

The implementation of design flexibility through nomenclature changes to the Highway Design Manual (HDM) and the Project Development Procedures Manual (PDPM) have been published online, effective July 2, 2018. The changes were in response to a Value Analysis regarding the Design Guidance Process Improvement Study to implement the following recommendations: Emphasize design flexibility and innovation … Read moreNomenclature Changes to the Highway Design Manual

2018 LAPM & LAPG Released

Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has released the 2018 updates of the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) and the Local Assistance Program Guidelines (LAPG). Below is a summary of the significant revisions. Comments and suggestions for improvement to the LAPM may be submitted to Kamal Sah, Publications Manager, Division of Local Assistance, at To receive notifications of … Read more2018 LAPM & LAPG Released

Attend California MUTCD Update Workshop

Attend a 1 day workshop, subsidized by Caltrans, on the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). This workshop emphasizes application areas of the new CA MUTCD. Learn where your prior California Supplement/Traffic Manual applications still apply or where they have become outdated. Fully understand where and how California practice differs from Federal practice to … Read moreAttend California MUTCD Update Workshop

LPP 16-03, LAPM Manual Update

The Caltrans Division of Local Assistance has issued Local Program Procedures (LPP) 16-03 which has been recently incorporated into the Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM).  Specifically, LPP 16-03 has impacted the following chapters: Chapter 2, Roles and Responsibilities Chapter 3, Project Authorization Chapter 5, Invoicing Chapter 10, Consultant Selection Chapter 12, Plans, Specifications, & Estimate Chapter 15, Advertise and Award Project Chapter 16, … Read moreLPP 16-03, LAPM Manual Update