Caltrans Maintenance Department includes three Project Development
sections that are responsible for preparing plans for projects that
are generally related to reducing the efforts of the Maintenance department.
Maintenance Engineering, Minor A, and Minor B projects, funded mostly
with capital dollars ensure the safety of California's highways and
freeways in San Diego and Imperial counties.
Projects - Minor Projects
Maintenance Engineering works to produce scoping documents and develops
plans for a numerous amounts of important projects. This portion
of the Maintenance Department also details specifications and estimates
on a variety of highway projects such as:
Maintenance Engineering also includes a sub-division
called Maintenance Engineering Support. This branch of Maintenance
Engineering provides valuable guidance for the San Diego and Imperial
county district on Maintenance issues. The division works hard on
projects that include:
Developing Maintenance Agreements
Managing Structures Maintenance work requests.
Performing emergency investigations
Assessing storm damage
Minor Projects is a division of the Maintenance Department that
is responsible for any project with a cost of less than $750,000.
These projects generally come from the office of Design are awarded
to the lowest qualified bidder.
The Minor Projects Program is divided into two distinct types of
projects. Both Minor A and Minor B projects differ in the processes
they follow for design, advertising, and cost. However, both provide
vital work for the safety of our highways and freeways.
MINOR A:Minor operational improvements.
The Maintenance Minor A Department is involved in any projects ranging
from $120,000 to $750,000. The projects follow the same process
for design and advertisement as major construction projects however,
they generally require a project report. Minor A projects are designed
in the District and sent to Caltrans Headquarters in Sacramento
for preparation of the construction contract and advertising. Its
projects are very important to the quality of freeway and highway
operations. Minor A usually performs tasks such as:
The Caltrans Minor B Department is responsible for all projects
under $120,000. Minor B projects, unlike minor A, do not require
a Project Report. Like Minor A projects however, Minor B projects
are also designed in the District but the design package is sent
to the Office of Procurement and Contracts in Irvine for advertising
rather than to Sacramento. This transaction makes the processing
time for Minor B projects is generally much quicker than Minor A
projects. Minor B work includes vital projects that assure the stability
and safety of San Diego and Imperial county's state freeways and
Minor landscape improvements.