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Landscape Standard Plans
Landscape Architecture Standard Plans

Current Landscape Architecture Standard Plans

Landscape Architecture Standard Plans include standard Caltrans details for planting, irrigation and erosion control work. Digital versions of Caltrans Standard Plans are available below in both CAD (Bentley Microstation .dgn) and Adobe Acrobat format.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/des/oe/construction-contract-standards.html

Current Landscape Architecture Standard Specifications

Landscape Architecture work is to be constructed using any of the following three types of specifications - Standard Specifications, Standard Special Provisions or SSPs, and Non-Standard Special Provisions, or NSSPs.

The Standard Special Provisions or SSPs are edited specifically for each project. The SSP Index is a very helpful tool in identifying which SSP might be selected for a new project.

Planting Specifications

Planting specifications are used to describe planting and related work on a roadside project, such as mulch, header boards, or soil amendments. Planting specifications are included in Section 20 of the Standard Specifications or the Standard Special Provisions.

Planting Specification Guidance
Specification Instructions
Minimum Bid for Plant Establishment Caltrans now has a Standard Special Provision (SSP) for Plant Establishment that establishes a recommended minimum bid. Click here to view guidance on how to use this SSP.

 

Irrigation Specifications

Irrigation specifications are used to describe irrigation and related work on a roadside project, such as irrigation heads, irrigation pipe, back-flow preventer and valves. Irrigation specifications are included in Section 21 of the Standard Specifications or the Standard Special Provisions.

Irrigation Specification Guidance
Specification Instructions
Bid the Water Specification Guidance

To help conserve California's water resources, in Caltrans developed a SSP that, when used on a project, requires the Contractor to provide a bid price for water.

Click here to view guidance on how to use this SSP.

Water Meter Specification Guidance

As part of the 2015 Specifications update, a number of changes were made to Caltrans specifications for water meters.

Click here to view guidance on how to use this SSP.

 

Erosion Control Specifications

Erosion control specifications are used to describe permanent erosion control work on a project, such as hydroseed, bonded fiber matrices, blankets, netting, fiber rolls and compost. Planting specifications are included in Section 21 of the Standard Specifications or the Standard Special Provisions.

Erosion Control Specification Guidance
Specification Instructions
Permanent Erosion Control Establishment A limited number of erosion control projects in challenging conditions may benefit from using this SSP. Click here for guidance.

 

Updated: Feb 2, 2017