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Standard Specifications (Complete 4.81MB)
  • General Provisions (Complete 1.73 MB)
    • Foreword to General Provision
    • Section 1: Definition and Terms
    • Section 2: Proposal Requirements and Conditions
    • Section 3: Award and Execution of Contract
    • Section 4: Scope of Work
    • Section 5: Control of Work
    • Section 6: Control of Materials
    • Section 7: Legal Relations and Responsibility
    • Section 8: Prosecution and Progress
    • Section 9: Measurement and Payment
  • Miscellaneous (Complete 170 KB) Foreword to Technical Provisions
    • Section 10: Dust Control
    • Section 11: Mobilization
    • Section 12: Construction Area Traffic Control Devices
    • Sections 13 and 14: (Blank)
    • Section 15: Existing Facilities
  • Grading (Complete 414 KB) Section 16: Clearing and Grubbing
    • Section 17: Watering
    • Section 18: Dust Palliative
    • Section 19: Earthwork
    • Section 20: Landscaping (Superseded, See December 2013 Addendum below)
    • Section 21: Subgrade Preparation
    • Section 22: Finishing Roadway
    • Section 23: (Blank)
  • Subbases and Bases (Complete 112 KB) Section 24: Lime Treatment
    • Section 25: Aggregate Subbases
    • Section 26: Aggregate Bases
    • Section 27: Cement Treated Bases
    • Section 28: Lean Concrete Bases
    • Section 29: Treated Permeable Bases
    • Section 30: Deep Lift Asphalt Base
  • Surfacing and Pavements (Complete 235 KB)
    • Sections 31 through 35: (Blank)
    • Section 36: Penetration Treatment
    • Section 37: Bituminous Seals
    • Section 38: (Blank)
    • Section 39: Asphalt Concrete
    • Section 40: Portland Cement Concrete Pavement
    • Section 41: Pavement Subsealing and Jacking
    • Section 42: Groove and Grind Pavement
    • Sections 43 through 48: (Blank)
  • Structures (Complete 145 KB) Section 49: Piling
    • Section 50: Prestressing Concrete
    • Section 51: Concrete Structures
    • Section 52: Reinforcement
    • Section 53: Air-Blown Mortar
    • Section 54: Water Proofing
    • Section 55: Steel Structures
    • Section 56: Signs
    • Section 57: Timber Structures
    • Section 58: Preservative Treatment of Lumber, Timber & Piling
    • Section 59: Painting
    • Sections 60 through 71: (Blank)
    • Section 72: Slope Penetration
    • Section 73: Concrete Curbs and Sidewalks
    • Section 74: Pumping Plant Equipment
    • Section 75: Miscellaneous Metal
    • Sections 76 through 79: (Blank)
  • Right of Way and Traffic Control Facilities (Complete 847 KB) Section 80: Fences
    • Section 81: Monuments
    • Section 82: Markers and Delineators
    • Section 83: Railings and Barriers
    • Section 84: Traffic Stripes and Pavement Markings
    • Section 85: Pavement Markers
    • Section 86: Signals, Lighting and Electrical Systems
    • Section 87: (Blank)
  • Materials (Complete 120 KB) Section 88: Engineering Fabrics
    • Section 89: Lightweight Portland Cement Concrete
    • Section 90: Portland Cement Concrete
    • Section 91: Paint
    • Section 92: Asphalts
    • Section 93: Liquid Asphalts
    • Section 94: Asphaltic Emulsions
    • Section 95: Epoxy
    • Sections 96 through 100: (Blank)
  • Municipal Water (Complete 314 KB) Section 101: Pipe and Fittings
    • Section 102: Valves, Hydrants, and Appurtenances
    • Section 103: Miscellaneous Equipment
    • Section 104: Disinfecting and Pressure Testing
  • Drainage and Sewer Facilities (Complete 556 KB) Section 1207: Pipe and Structures
    • Section 1301: Trench Excavation, Bedding and Backfill
    • Section 1302: Pipe Installation
    • Section 1305: Pipeline Structures
    • Section 1307: Acceptance Tests for Sanitary Sewers
    • Section 1308: Cleaning Pipelines
    • Section 1501: Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
  • Index (Complete 248 KB)
Standard Details (3.57 MB)
  • Standard Details w/ addenda (6.18 MB)
  • General (Complete 37 KB)
    • G-1 Legend Sheet 1
    • G-2 Legend Sheet 2
  • Roadway Geometrics (Complete 495 KB)
    • R-1 Concrete Curb and/or Gutter Types
    • R-2 Curb, Gutter & Sidewalk Configurations (superseded, see Addendum)
    • R-2a Curb, Gutter & Sidewalk Configurations (New, see Addendum)
    • R-2b Curb, Gutter & Sidewalk Configurations (New, see Addendum)
    • R-3 Standard Residential Return Attached and Detached Sidewalks (superseded, see Addendum)
    • R-4 Sidewalk Transitions
    • R-5 Residential Driveway (detached sidewalk)
    • R-6 Residential and Commercial Driveway Attached Sidewalk (superseded, see Addendum)
    • R-7 Residential and Commercial Driveway for existing attached sidewalk < 8' (for Retrofit only) (superseded, see Addendum)
    • R-8 Wheelchair Ramp Center of Return (detached sidewalk) (superseded, see Addendum)
    • R-8a Wheelchair Ramp Center of Return (detached sidewalk) (New, see Addendum)
    • R-9 Wheelchair Ramp Center of Return (4' attached sidewalk) (superseded, see Addendum)
    • R-10 Wheelchair Ramp Center of Return (7' attached sidewalk) (superseded, see Addendum)
    • R-11 Wheelchair Ramp Center of Return (10' or 12' attached sidewalk) (superseded, see Addendum)
    • R-12 Traffic Island Walkway Detail
    • R-13 Fire Hydrant Locations
    • R-14 Attached Residential Sidewalk Fire Hydrant Installation - End of Return
    • R-15 Attached Residential Sidewalk Fire Hydrant Installation - Mid Block
    • R-16 Standard City Monument
    • R-17 Type II Standard Monument Box Installation/Adjustment Detail
    • R-18 Standard Monument Boxes and Marker Disc Casting Details
    • R-19 Asphalt Concrete Dike/Berm
    • R-20 Paved Median Island
    • R-21 Cobblestone Median Island
    • R-22 Guard Post
    • R-23 Type IV Barricade
  • Sewer/Drainage Structures (Complete 397 KB)
    • D-1 Pipe Bedding - Types
    • D-2 Manhole/Valve Casting Adjustment Detail
    • D-3 Side Sewer/Lateral Fittings to Existing Mains
    • D-4 Lateral Support & Replacement
    • D-5 Regular Hooded Inlets
    • D-6 Standard Flat Grate Inlets
    • D-7 Fiberglass Liner Assembly Optional Standard Inlet Hood
    • D-8 Fabrication Detail Fiberglass Liner Assembly Gallery
    • D-9 Installation Detail Fiberglass Liner Assembly Gallery
    • D-10 Standard Manhole Frame & Cover
    • D-11 Standard Manhole 21" Diameter & Smaller Pipe
    • D-12 Standard Concentric Manhole, 24" thru 42" Diameter Pipe
    • D-13 Concentric Manhole, 48" to 72" Diameter Pipe
    • D-14 Concentric Manhole 78" Diameter & Larger Pipe
    • D-15 Drop Manhole Connection
    • D-16 Cover Plates for Manhole Channels
    • D-17 Standard Vertical Riser
    • D-18 Standard Riser Frame and Cover
  • Landscaping (Superseded, see December 2013 Addendum below)
    • L-1 Project Sign
    • L-2 Irrigation Trench
    • L-3 Quick Coupling Valve (For Parks, Medians & Back-Ups)
    • L-4 High Pop-Up Shrub Head (For Medians & Back-Ups Only)
    • L-5 Bubblers and Shrub Spray Heads (For Median & Back-Ups Only)
    • L-6 Remote Control Valve without QC Valve (For Medians and Back-Ups Only)
    • L-7 RP Backflow Preventer with Double-Swing Hinged Enclosure
    • L-8 RP Backflow Preventer with Single-Swing Hinged Enclosure
    • L-9 Backflow Preventer Unit Legend & Notes
    • L-10 Dimension Tables
    • L-11 Decomposed Granite Paving
    • L-12 PCC Walkway New Walk to Existing Connection (Typical)
    • L-13 Tree Planting with Bubbler Irrigation
    • L-14 Standard Tree Planting & Staking Detail
    • L-15 Typical Median Island Cross-Section (For New Curb)
    • L-16 Median Island Maintenance Band Detail (For Existing Curb)
  • Municipal Water Systems (Complete 422 KB)
    • W-1 Connection Types for 3/4"-2" Service Taps
    • W-2 Water Meter Services 3/4"-2"
    • W-3 Valve Box Installation
    • W-4 Valve Anchor Blocks
    • W-5 18" Butterfly Valve Anchor Block
    • W-6 Tee Thrust Block
    • W-7 Elbow Thrust Block, Horizontal and Downward Thrusts
    • W-8 Elbow Anchor Block, Upward Thrust
    • W-9 Reducer Anchor Block
    • W-10 Gate Valve Blow-Off Assembly
    • W-11 Cul-De-Sac Blow-Off Assembly
    • W-12 Air Relief Valve & Sampling Station Assembly
    • W-12a Air Relief Valve & Sampling Station Assembly
    • W-13 Cable to Pipe Exothermic Weld
    • W-14 Magnesium Anode Installation
    • W-15 Insulated Outlet
    • W-16 Insulating Flanged Joint
    • W-17 Attached Residential Sidewalk Fire Hydrant Installation - End of Return
    • W-18 Attached Residential Sidewalk Fire Hydrant Installation - Mid Block
  • Electrical - Signals and Lighting (Complete 1.61MB)
    • E-1a Traffic Signal and Streetlighting Notes and Abbreviations
    • E-1b Streetlighting Legend
    • E-1c Traffic Signal and Streetlighting Legend
    • E-2 Concrete Pullbox Non-Traffic
    • E-3 Concrete Pullbox Traffic
    • E-4 Concrete Pullbox Details and Dimensions
    • E-5 Concrete Pullbox Notes
    • E-6 Concrete Pullbox Notes - Continued
    • E-7 Streetlight - Branch Circuit Pullbox
    • E-8 Streetlight - Underground Branch Circuit Connection
    • E-9 Typical Electrolier Low Pressure Sodium and High Pressure Sodium
    • E-10 Typical Luminare Low Pressure Sodium and High Pressure Sodium
    • E-11 Electrolier Location Wide Attached or Detached Walk
    • E-12 Electrolier Location 4' 6" Attached Sidewalk
    • E-13 Electrolier Location Industrial Development
    • E-14 Electrolier/Pull Box and Foundation Cap Detail
    • E-15 Lighting Standards Type 10A, 10B and 11A - Octaflute
    • E-16 Lighting Standards Type 10A, 10B and 11A Base Details
    • E-17 Lighting Standard Type 10A Transformer Base Detail
    • E-18 Lighting Standard - Octaflute Type 2 Foundation Detail
    • E-19 Lighting Standard - Octaflute Mounting Arms C and E
    • E-20 Lighting Standard - Octaflute Bracket Attachments for Type C and E Mounting Arms
    • E-21 Pole Top Mounted Photocell
    • E-22 Pole Labels
    • E-23 Wood Pole With L.P.S. Luminaire
    • E-24 Ornamental Pole Single Luminaire
    • E-25 Ornamental Pole Twin Luminaires
    • E-26 Ornamental L.P.S. Luminaire Assembly for Twin Unit
    • E-27 Ornamental H.P.S. Luminaire Assembly for Twin Unit
    • E-28 Service Equipment Type III (III M)
    • E-29 Service Equipment Type III (III M) Notes
    • E-30 Service Equipment Type III (III M) Notes - Continued
    • E-31 Service Equipment Type III (III M) Typical Wiring Diagram/ Schedule
    • E-32 PG&E Secondary/U.G. Streetlight Service Pull Box Location for New U.G. Residential Development
    • E-33 Underground Streetlight Service Type IA-120V
    • E-34 Underground Streetlight Service Type IB -240V
    • E-35 Underground Streetlight Service Type IC-120V
    • E-36 Underground Streetlight Service Type ID-240V
    • E-37 U.G. Streetlight Service Type IA, B, C, D Series - Notes
    • E-38 Underground Irrigation Controller Service
    • E-39 Irrigation Controller Connection at Underground Streetlight Service
    • E-40 Irrigation Controller Connection to Underground Streetlight Circuit
    • E-41 120V Overhead Streetlight Service - Type IIA
    • E-42 240V Overhead Streetlight Service - Type IIB
    • E-43 120V Overhead Multiple Streetlight Service Type - IIC
    • E-44 240V Overhead Multiple Streetlight Service Type - IID
    • E-45 Overhead Streetlight Multiple Service Type IIC/IID - Notes
    • E-46 Pole Bonding - Method A
    • E-47 Pole Bonding - Method B
    • E-48 Pole Bonding - Method C
    • E-49 Pole Type IB Bonding - Method A
    • E-50 Pole Type IB Bonding - Method B
    • E-51 Cabinet Bonding/Grounding Method A
    • E-52 Cabinet Bonding/Grounding Method B
    • E-53 Fused Splice Connectors
    • E-54 Conductor Splicing
    • E-55 Conductor Splicing Spring Connectors
    • E-56 Irrigation Controller Enclosure for Median Island
    • E-57 Controller Cabinet/Foundation Type M
    • E-58 Controller Cabinet/Foundation Type P
    • E-59 Controller Cabinet/Foundation
    • E-60 Pedestrian Pushbutton Mounting
    • E-61 Pedestrian Pushbutton Signs
    • E-62 Vehicular Signal Two 8" Head Assemblies - Type TV2
    • E-63 Vehicular Signal Two 12" Head Assemblies - Type TV2
    • E-64 Vehicular Signal Type 8"/12" Combination Head Assembly Type TV-2
    • E-65 Vehicular One 8" Head Assembly - Type SV-1
    • E-66 Vehicular Signal One 12" Head Assembly - Type SV-1
    • E-67 Pedestrian Signal Head - Type SP-1
    • E-68 Type "MAT" and "MAS" Mounting Mast Arm Plumbizers
    • E-69 Pole Plate for Side Signal Head Mountings
    • E-70 Traffic Signal Controller Cabinet Conductor Routing
    • E-71 Inductive Loop Detectors Type - C and Q
    • E-72 Inductive Loop Detectors Type - C and Q Notes
    • E-73 Signal Standards Tapered Round
    • E-74 Signal Standards Tapered Round
    • E-75 Signal Standards Tapered Round
    • E-76 Miscellaneous Signal Standards


Addenda
Title Date
R-2 Curb, Gutter & Sidewalk Configurations 07-05-01
R-2a Curb, Gutter & Sidewalk Configurations 07-05-01
R-2b Curb, Gutter & Sidewalk Configurations 07-05-01
R-3 Standard Residential Return Attached and Detached Sidewalks 07-05-01
R-6 Residential and Commercial Driveway Attached Sidewalk (8' to 12')  04-27-05
R-7 Residential and Commercial Driveway for existing attached sidewalk < 8' (for Retrofit only) 04-27-05
R-8 Wheelchair Ramp Center of Return (detached sidewalk 6'6" min. parkstrip) - Refer to Detail R-10 or R-11 for the required detectable warning, flush (no lip), and gutter slope details. 07-05-01
R-8A Wheelchair Ramp Center of Return (detached sidewalk 4'6"-6'6" parkstrip) - Refer to Detail R-10 or R-11 for the required detectable warning, flush (no lip), and gutter slope details. 07-05-01
R-9 Wheelchair Ramp Center of Return (4' attached sidewalk) - Refer to Detail R-10 or R-11 for the required detectable warning, flush (no lip), and gutter slope details. 07-05-01
R-10 Wheelchair Ramp Center of Return (7' attached sidewalk) (superseded ) 07-05-01
R-10 Wheelchair Ramp Center of Return (less than 10' wide sidewalk corridor) 02-24-06
R-11 Wheelchair Ramp Center of Return (10' or 12' attached sidewalk) (superseded) 07-05-01
R-11 Wheelchair Ramp Center of Return (10' or wider sidewalk corridor) 02-24-06
Sheets LS1-LS13 Standard Landscape Details and Specifications for Public Street Landscape Improvement Projects 12-16-13