TRAFFIC ENGINEERING BRANCHES
Welcome to the Office of Traffic Engineering
Traffic Control Devices
|Traffic Control Devices
- New Policy & Directives
- 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 2012 Edition as of 1/13/12
- 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.
|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.
|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.
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.
Trucks & Buses
|Legal Truck Access
The Legal Truck Access Branch oversees size and weight issues for legal, non-permitted trucks so that large trucks may travel legally and safely on State highways.
|45' Buses & Motorhomes
The Legal Truck Access Branch oversees size and weight issues for buses and motorhomes up to 45 feet in length so that they may travel legally and safely on State highways. (Photo courtesy of California Bus Association.)
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 Branch