California Department of Transportation

Office of Traffic Engineering

Traffic Control Devices

Signs and Work Zones Branch
Traffic Control Devices:
- Sign Specifications & California Sign Chart
- Work Zone Traffic Control Resources
- Contractor Furnished Signs & Standard Plans

- Tsunami Signing
- Victims Memorial Sign Program
California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices:
- California MUTCD - NEW 2014 Edition as of 12/9/15
- California MUTCD Training
  Exit Number Signs:
Cal-NExUS (California Numbered Exit Uniform System)
  Specific Service (Business Logo) Signs Program:
Program designed to direct motorists not familiar with the area to "FUEL," "FOOD," "LODGING," and "CAMPING" services at or near rural freeway interchanges.
  Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs Program:
Program designed to guide "out-of-town" travelers to California's tourist attractions.
spacer California Traffic Control Devices Committee (CTCDC):
This committee is the vehicle by which the Department fulfills its obligation to consult with local agencies and the public, before adopting rules and regulations prescribing uniform standards and specifications for all official traffic control devices used in California.

Safety Devices


Traffic Safety Devices


  Traffic Safety Investigations:
The goal of the Traffic Safety Investigations Branch is to reduce the collision rate and the severity of collisions by investigating locations on the State roadway system and recommending appropriate action that will enhance the roadways. Employees in the districts perform the investigations.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

  Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety:
Provide expertise on safety and mobility aspects of non-motorized modes. Participate in research and technology transfer in the field of non-motorized facilities. Develop programs to improve the safety of highway infrastructure for non-motorized users.

Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT)

The objective of the MAIT Program is to provide Caltrans & CHP with the means to conduct in-depth investigations and analyses of major traffic collisions throughout the state. MAIT consist of investigators with specialized skill and training in accident reconstruction, traffic engineering, and automotive engineering. The purpose of the teams is to supplement the Department's normal accident investigation efforts. Investigations include the reconstruction of an incident and a study of the factors that may have contributed to the incident.

Electrical Systems


Electrical Systems:
The Electrical Systems Branch is to provide leadership and guidance in supporting the districts and other divisions by developing and maintaining electrical standard plans and specifications.

Revised 5/24/16