Standard Guidance Specifications

The Standard Guidance Specifications is complied to provide guidance for the design, review, and construction of public improvements in or under the public right-of-way and public easements.

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Section Description Pages
1 Definition and Terms 1 - 5
2 Proposal Requirements and Conditions 6 - 9
3 Award and Execution of Contract 10 - 11
4 Scope of Work 12 - 15
5 Control of Work 16 - 26
6 Control of Materials 27 - 32
7 Legal Relations and Responsibility 33 - 54
8 Prosecution and Progress 55 - 64
9 Measurement and Payment 65 - 70
10 Caltrans Specifications 71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Guidance Technical Specifications
 

These guidance specifications are general City requirements. They shall be incorporated into project specific technical specifications. The City utilizes the latest edition of the California Department of Transportation Standard Specifications and the American Public Works Association Standard Specifications for Public works for construction (Green Book).

Section Description Pages
1 Clearing and Grubbing 72
2 Earthwork and Grading 73 - 74
3 Aggregate Base and Subbase 75
4 Asphalt Paving and Surfacing 76 - 79
5 Slurry Seal 80 - 84
6 Seal Coat 85 - 86
7 Concrete 87 - 92
8 Trench Excavation, Backfill, and Resurfacing 93 - 101
9 Storm Drain 102 - 105
10 Sanitary Sewers 106 - 110
11 Adjusting Manholes, Valve Covers, and Other Surface Facilities 111
12 Roadway Markings 112 - 116
13 Barricades, Guardrails, and Headerboards 117 - 118
14 Monuments 119
15 Sign Installation 120
16 Irrigation System 121 - 130
17 Lighting and Electrical Systems 131 - 138
18 Standard Parking Stalls and Requirements 139 - 140
19 ADA Parking Stall and Requirements 141
20 Stormwater Pollution Prevention 142 - 146
21 Street Trees 147 - 150
22 Sewer System Root Foaming 151 - 157
23 Sewer System TV Inspection 159 - 165
24 Turf Renovation 166 - 167
25 Park and Downtown Appurtenances 168 - 170
26 Mazes 171 - 172
27 Ornamental Iron Fences 173 - 175
28 Tennis and Basketball Court Resurfacing 176 - 177