Office of Special Funded Projects and Structures Local Assistance (OSFP/SLA)


Welcome to the home page of the Office of Special Funded Projects and Structures Local Assistance (OSFP/SLA), a unit of the Division of Engineering Services.

Special Funded Projects Liaison Engineers provide liaison and technical support to regional transportation agencies to ensure that transportation structures they construct on the state highways conform to Caltrans' policies, standards, and practices.

Structures Local Assistance Engineers provide liaison and technical support to local governments for structures they construct on their local road systems. This is done through the Local Agency Highway Bridge Program (HBP), the Local Agency Seismic Safety Retrofit Program (LSSRP), and other State and Federally funded structure projects.

What's New:

May 2019 - Implementation of SDC 2.0

Effective September 1, 2019, all ordinary bridges without a previous Type Selection approval shall be designed in accordance with Caltrans Seismic Desigc Criteria Version 2.0 (SDC2.0).

Implementation Memo

The manual will placed on the Technical Publications website when finalized:

Technical Publications

 

January 2017 - Interim Type Selection Guidelines for Bridge Railings in California

Effective October 31, 2019 all bridge railings for new permanent installations and full replacements must comply with the MASH criteria.

Implementation Memo

Attachment 1 - Implementation of the Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware

Attachment 2 - MASH Implementation for California Bridge Railings January 2017

 

Statewide Alerts and Other Information.