California Department of Transportation

Pavement Standards

Use the following links to view general information and policy determinations that guide pavement standards and procedures:


California Highway Design Manual (HDM) Links

Many chapters in the California Highway Design Manual (HDM) provide information relevant to pavement design standards. All chapters are provided in both English and Metric measurement versions.


Note: Effective June 26,2006, the Flexible Pavement Rehabilitation Manual (FPRM) has been discontinued and can no longer be used for designing pavement structures on California state pavements. Information related to flexible pavement rehabilitation design is found in the California Highway Design Manual, Chapter 630, Topic 635, and California Test Method 356.





Additional Pavement Standards Information


Please forward any questions/comments/suggestions to Amy Fong ( Last updated 04/29/2014.