Project Development Procedures Manual Resources for Landscape Architects
The Project Development Procedures Manual (PDPM) addresses policies and procedures, roles and responsibilities, transportation planning, and procedural standards and guidelines applicable to the project development process from project initiation through construction. For an excellent and quick view of the entire project development process, see How Caltrans Builds Projects. Then consider taking the online course, Introduction to the Project Development Process.
The policies and procedures that guide landscape architects in their responsibilities through the project development process are primarily found in Chapter 29 (PDF) , “Landscape Architecture”. Provided are definitions, general policies, roles and responsibilities, the project development process, and policies and procedures on topics such as highway planting, safety roadside rest areas, vista points, aesthetics, transportation art, community identification, and gateway monuments.
Below are Chapters, and Topics in which Landscape Architects are typically involved: