- Awards and Recognition
- Annual Reports
- Barrier Aesthetics
- Blue Star Memorial Highways
- Classified Landscaped Freeways
- Community Identification
- Context Sensitive Solutions
- Erosion Control Toolbox
- Gateway Monuments
- Highway Planting
- Mission Bells
- Nonstandard Specification Info
- Policy, Manuals and Procedures
- Roadside Toolbox
- Safety Roadside Rest Area System
- Scenic Highways
- Standard Specifications and Plans
- Transportation Art
- Visual Impact Assessment Outlines
- Visual Impact Assessment Training
- Water Conservation
Policy, Manuals and Procedures
An Introduction to Caltrans Landscape Architecture provides an overview of what a Landscape Architect does at Caltrans.
The Awards and Recognition page illustrates how Landscape Architects foster creativity and innovation at Caltrans.
Landscape Architecture Program PS&E Guide
The Landscape Architecture PS&E Guide, January 2008 (US Customary Units) replaces the Landscape Architecture Standards Manual (Metric). This guide provides information specific to preparing Planting and Irrigation Plans, Specifications and Estimates. Additionally, this Guide provides design guidance and timesaving tools such as checklists, Do’s and Don’ts, and conversion tables.
Notice of Termination Guidance (Interim)
This interim Notice of Termination Design Guidance will assist with documenting Construction General Permit compliance for the final stabilization portion of all projects requiring Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) as it relates to permanent erosion control at Construction Contract Acceptance (CCA).
Low Impact development (LID) Guidance
Planting and Irrigation Guidance
Roadside Management and Worker Safety
Context Sensitive Design and Pedestrian Accessibility
Electrical, Mechanical and Structure Related Policy
Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Caltrans New Product Review Process
Caltrans New Product Evaluation Guidelines outline the new products approval process, including the estimated time necessary to complete the process, and provide direction to Departmental units involved in review, assessment and evaluation of new products. The new products review process and the approved Pre-Qualified Products List can be found at the New Products Review webpage.
Please note that we do not have an approved Pre-Qualified Products List for landscape or erosion control products. Product vendors are encouraged to first determine if their product meets Caltrans specifications. If a product meets our specifications, there is no need to submit for a new product evaluation. Vendors are free to market their products that meet Caltrans specifications to contractors who bid on Caltrans projects. The Caltrans Advertised Projects web page is useful for Contractors and vendors to see if the contract scope of work and bid items include their expertise and/or product types. See the All Advertised Projects and All Upcoming Projects links on that page.