Archived Caltrans Plans and Specifications


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) archives plans and specifications of past projects on their website. The archive is part of the Caltrans online bidding site called Caltrans Bidding Connect. The archive called the Project Bucket has project contract documents dating back to the 1980s. In this post I’ll show you how to access this archive.


To access the Project Bucket you’ll need to register for the Caltrans Bidding Connect. Click on the link: and fill out the required registration information as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1 – Caltrans Bidding Connect Registration Form

To log into your account click on this link: and enter your username and password. The Log In form is shown below in Figure 2.

Figure 2 – Caltrans Bidding Connect Log In Form

Searching For Plans and Specs

Project Bucket

Awarded Contracts

Current and Past Advertised Projects

All Projects Currently Advertised

Additional Information

Caltrans registration and log in directions can be found here:

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