Standard Details & Specifications

Purpose & Contents

The purpose of these Standards and Specifications is to provide minimum standards for the design, materials and methods of construction for streets, storm drains, sanitary sewers, and domestic water supply facilities within the City of Paso Robles; where any portion of such improvement is to be offered to the City for operation and maintenance.

Any items which are not included in these Standards or Specifications shall be constructed in accordance with the latest edition of Caltrans Standard Specifications, the American Public Works Association Green Book or as approved by the City Engineer.

Obtaining Hard Copies

Printed copies of the entire City of Paso Robles Standards & Specifications book are available for purchase at City Hall. Individual hard copies of specific pages are also available at City Hall ($25 per copy).

Section 1: General Requirements

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 1 - General Requirements (PDF)

  1. Purpose
  2. Definitions
  3. Contractor License and Supervision

Section 2: Preparation of Plans

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 2 - Preparation of Plans (PDF)

  1. General
  2. Design Alternatives
  3. Title Sheet and Plan Preparation
  4. Grading Plans
  5. Composite Utility Plans
  6. Street Improvement Plans
  7. Underground Sewer, Water and Storm Drain Plans
  8. Erosion Control plans
  9. Record Drawings
  10. Landscape Plans

Section 3: Construction Observation And Stormwater Quality Management

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 3 - Construction Observation And Stormwater Quality Management (PDF)

  1. General
  2. Acceptance of Improvements
  3. Stormwater Quality Best Management Practices

Section 4: Streets

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 4 - Streets (PDF)

  1. Design Guidelines
  2. Materials
  3. Construction Guidelines
  4. Streets Exempt From Improvements

Section 5: Storm Drains, Stormwater Quality & Watershed Protection

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 5 - Storm Drains, Stormwater Quality, and Watershed Protection  (PDF)

  1. General
  2. Materials
  3. Construction Guidelines

Section 6: Sanitary Sewers

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 6 - Sanitary Sewers (PDF)

  1. Design Guidelines
  2. Materials
  3. Construction Guidelines
  4. Testing

Section 7: Water

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 7 - Water (PDF)

  1. Design Guidelines
  2. Materials
  3. Construction Guidelines
  4. Testing

Section 8: Standard Drawing Index

A. Typical Street Sections

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 8 - Appendix A - Typical Street Sections (PDF)

  1. 4-Lane Arterial
  2. 2-Lane Divided Arterial
  3. 2-Lane Un-divided Arterial
  4. Local
  5. Local Street with Class II Bike Lanes
  6. Rural Local
  7. Alleys
  8. Paver Block Alleys

B. Street Design Criteria

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 8 - Appendix B - Street Design Criteria (PDF)

  1. Vertical Curve Design, Sag
  2. Vertical Curve Design, Crest
  3. Hillside Intersection Profile Criteria

C. Street Improvement Details

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 8 - Appendix C - Street Improvement Details (PDF)

  1. Curb and Gutter
  2. "A" Curb
  3. Sidewalks
  4. Sidewalks with Tree Wells
  5. Alley Approach
  6. Cross-Gutter
  7. Pavement Replacement
  8. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramps
  9. Bus Turnouts
  10. Recreation Paths
  11. Survey Monuments
  12. Street Name Sign and Stop Sign
  13. Wood Beam Barricade
  14. Address on Curbs

D. Stormwater Control

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 8 - Appendix D - Stormwater Control (PDF)

  1. Drainage Inlet
  2. Storm Drain Manhole

F. Sanitary Sewers

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 8 - Appendix F - Sanitary Sewers (PDF)

  1. Sewer Manhole
  2. Drop Manhole
  3. Manhole Cover
  4. Clean-out
  5. Service Lateral
  6. Special Construction in Proximity to Water Mains

G. Water

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 8 - Appendix G - Water (PDF)

  1. Fire Hydrant
  2. 2-inch Water Service
  3. 2-inch Manifold Service
  4. 4-inch Manifold Service
  5. 5. Gate Valves
  6. Thrust Blocks
  7. Air and Vacuum Release Valve
  8. Blow-off Assembly
  9. Water Sampling Station
  10. Meter, Service and Hydrant Locations
  11. RP Device Installation
  12. Special Construction in Proximity to Sanitary Sewers

L. Landscaping

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 8 - Appendix L - Landscaping (PDF)

  1. Automatic Controller
  2. Electrical Meter (Pedestal)
  3. Street Tree Planting

M. Subdivision Grading

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 8 - Appendix M - Subdivision Grading (PDF)

  1. Plot Plan
  2. Graded Slopes
  3. Driveway Grades Uphill
  4. Driveway Grades Downhill
  5. Fire Turn Around
  6. Fire Truck Turning Radii

U. Public Utilities

Standard Details and Specifications - Section 8 - Appendix U - Public Utilities (PDF)

  1. Underground Utility Locations
  2. Trench Details
  3. Temporary Trench Repair
  4. Street Light Spacing Criteria