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Published Standards, Specifications, Documents and Forms

The Standard Details, Specifications and Documents listed below are published by the Santa Clara County Department of Roads and Airports.   They specify the methods and requirements for projects constructed for the Roads and Airports Department.   Other useful forms are also available here.   You can either read or download the documents by using the links below.   Some documents are large PDF files that might take a while to download.

The "Standard Details" were most recently amended on Jun 30, 2014.

The "Standard Specifications Amendments" were most recently amended on January 7, 2011.

* Standard Details Manual, September 1997:   The Standard Details Manual and its amendments provide standard drawings describing construction standards used for Santa Clara County Department of Roads and Airports projects.   The manual is divided into the following sections.   Click on the links below to read or download the sections of interest.

* Standard Specifications Manual, May 2000:   The Standard Specifications Manual and its amendments delineate the requirements for projects constructed for Santa Clara County Department of Roads and Airports projects.   Click on the links below to read or download the documents.

* Traffic Control Plans (TCPs) for Local Roads:  A Traffic Control Plan (TCP) to demonstrate traffic handling during construction is required for all work that will or may impact the traveling public (vehicular, pedestrian, and bicyclist).  The TCP may be Site Specific or a “Typical Application” from Part 6 Temporary Traffic Control, of the 2012 Edition of the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) as appropriate.  Below are the Typical Applications from the MUTCD that will usually suffice for projects located along County of Santa Clara roads classified as Local Urban and Local Rural.  Applicants may download the appropriate TCP plan sheet(s) for their project to incorporate into their improvement plans for encroachment permit applications. 

(Note: TCPs for projects along roads classified as Arterials and Collectors will usually, but not always, require a site specific TCP.  In addition, projects on Local Roads that are adjacent to intersections and/or along blind curves may also require a site specific TCP.)

Last updated: 10/23/2018 8:58 AM