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
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:
- Minor operational improvements.
- Pavement rehabilitation.
The Caltrans Minor B Department is responsible for all projects
under $120,000. Minor B projects, unlike minor A, does 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 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 highways
- Drainage Improvements
- Intersection Improvements
- Ellectrical upgrades
- Minor landescape inprovemnts
- Drainage improvements.
- Barrier installations