Standard Specifications and Details

Office

  • Physical Address
  • Municipal Plaza Building
    114 W. Commerce, 6th Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205   
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
  • Phone
  • 210.207.8022

Staff

  • Mike Frisbie, P.E.
    Director and City Engineer
  • Anthony Chukwudolue, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Razi Hosseini, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Christie Chapman
    Assistant Director
  • Arthur Reinhardt, P.E., C.F.M.
    Assistant Director
  • Nefi Garza, P.E.
    Assistant Director

As of June 1, 2008, all construction shall meet the requirements as set forth in the City of San Antonio’s Standard Specifications for Construction dated June 2008.

If necessary, these specifications may be deleted or revised by the City of San Antonio or its representative using the Special Specifications, General or Special Conditions and Construction Plans issued in a project’s bid documents.

Standard Specifications for Construction – June 2008 (.pdf)

Special Provisions

Special Provisions to the June 2008 Standard Specifications for Construction are outlined in the following documents and are an official revision to the Standard Specifications for Construction effective immediately.

Special Provisions (May 2009) (.pdf)
Special Provisions (February 2010) (.pdf)
Special Provisions (June 2010) (.pdf)
Special Provisions (November 2013) (.pdf)

Standard Details for Construction

The following detail drawings meet the requirements as set forth in the City of San Antonio’s Standard Specifications for Construction - June 2008. The detail drawings are available in two digital file formats: Microstation CAD file (DGN) and Adobe Acrobat Document file (PDF).

Title Revision Date Revision  MicroStation Drawing  Adobe Document 
General Plan Sheets 
Title Sheet (CIMS)   No change DGN PDF
Title Sheet (LAM)   No change DGN PDF
Standard Plan Sheet   No change DGN PDF
General Notes May-2009 New sheet DGN PDF
Supplemental General Notes June-2009 New sheet DGN PDF
Title Revision Date Revision  MicroStation Drawing  Adobe Document 
Roadway Standards
Concrete Driveway Standards May-2009 Wire -mesh size and W/D, ret-wall dimensions at drwys, and drvwy ret-wall for asph and gravel dwvy only DGN PDF
Miscellaneous Construction Standards I May-2009 Added galvanized handrail and allows deformed wire-mesh, added dowel to mountable curb DGN PDF
Miscellaneous Construction Standards II May-2009 Updated bid items, HMAC Bus Pad needs approval DGN PDF
Wheelchair Ramp Standards May-2009 18' min radius for TY-V ramp DGN PDF
Concrete Bus Pad May-2009 New Sheet - Added optional curb installation and variable pad lengths DGN PDF
Chain Link Wire Fence Standards May-2009 Upgraded to 9 gauge mesh and allows for different fence heights DGN PDF
Title Revision Date Revision MicroStation Drawing  Adobe Document
Drainage Construction Structural Standards
Type A Inlet Standards Jan-2005 No change DGN PDF
Type B Inlet Standards Jan-2005 No change DGN PDF
Type "C" Inlet (Type I & II) and Inlet Extension Standards 1 of 3 May-2009 New type-c inlet design DGN PDF
Type "C" Inlet (Type I & II) and Inlet Extension Standards 2 of 3 May-2009 New type-c inlet design DGN PDF
Type "C" Inlet (Type I & II) and Inlet Extension Standards 3 of 3 May-2009 New type-c inlet design DGN PDF
Type D Inlet Jan-2005 No change DGN PDF
Grate Inlet Standard Jan-2005 No change DGN PDF
4 Way Inlet Jan-2005 No change DGN PDF
4 x 4 Junction Box Jan-2005 added payment note (no change to design) DGN PDF
5 x 5 Junction Box Jan-2005 added payment note (no change to design) DGN PDF
6 x 6 Junction Box Jan-2005 added payment note (no change to design) DGN PDF
7 x 7 Junction Box Jan-2005 added payment note (no change to design) DGN PDF
Pipe Bedding & Misc Drainage Details May-2009 New sheet DGN PDF
Typical Concrete Channel Rip-Rap Standards May-2009 Wire -Mesh increased size and W/D DGN PDF
Elevated Sidewalk & Retard Standards Jan-2005 All handrails are galvanized DGN PDF
Temporary Erosion, Sediment & Water Pollution Control Measures Standards 1 Jan-2005 No change DGN PDF
Temporary Erosion, Sediment & Water Pollution Control Measures Standards 2 Jan-2005 No change DGN PDF
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) Narrative Jan-2005 No change DGN PDF
Title Revision Date Revision MicroStation Drawing Adobe Document
Traffic Regulatory Standards For Project Construction Sites and Surrounding Areas
Barricade and Construction Standards 1 of 4 Jun-2005 No change DGN PDF
Barricade and Construction Standards 2 of 4 Jun-2005 No change DGN PDF
Barricade and Construction Standards 3 of 4 Jun-2005 No change DGN PDF
Barricade and Construction Standards 4 of 4 Jun-2005 No change DGN PDF
Traffic Warning Roadside Signal Structural Standards
School Flasher Aug-2003 No change DGN PDF
Advanced Warning Beacon Aug-2003 No change DGN PDF
Traffic Construction/Mounting/Placement Sign Standards
General Notes and Ground Sign Mounting 1 of 4 Feb-2006 No change DGN PDF
D3 Street Name Sign and Sign Mounting 2 of 4 Feb-2006 No change DGN PDF
Ground Mounted Sign Sizes 3 of 4 Feb-2006 No change DGN PDF
Metro Street Name Sign and Sign Placement 4 of 4 Feb-2006 No change DGN PDF
Traffic Engineering Standards for Pavement Markings Designating Traffic Lanes, Lane Usage & Lane Regulations and Pedestrian/Bicyclist Accommodations
Left-Turn "ONLY" and Arrow Spacing Worksheet 1 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF
Standard Pavement Markings (WORDS) 2 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF
Standard Pavement Markings (ARROWS) 3 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF
Raised Pavement Markers for Position Guidance 1 4 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF
Markers, Traffic Buttons & Jiggle Bar Tiles 2 5 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF
Pavement Markings for Accessible Parking 6 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF
Railroad Crossing Pavement Marking (RCPM) Details 7 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF
Bicycle Lane Pavement Markings 8 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF
Typical Crosswalk Details 9 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF
Left-Turn Lane & Right-Turn Lane Design Worksheet 1 10 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF
Left-Turn Lane & Right-Turn Lane Design Worksheet 2 11 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF
Two-Way Left-Turn Lane Details 1 12 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF
Two-Way Left-Turn Lane Details 2 13 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF
Standard Cross-Over Median Opening 1 14 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF
Standard Cross-Over Median Opening 2 15 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF
Standard Cross-Over Median Opening 3 16 of 16 Sep-2009 New Sheet DGN PDF