Construction - General Special Provisions

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The 2021 Standard Specification Book became effective for all WSDOT projects advertised on or after September 8, 2020. WSDOT is now publishing the Standard Specifications annually in September of each year, and the 5.5" x 8.5 " bound book will no longer be available for purchase. Additionally, Amendments to the Standard Specifications will no longer be included in WSDOT contracts; revisions to the book itself will only occur during the annual update. Revisions that need to occur between publications will be incorporated into contracts via the General Special Provisions. Find out how to download and view the Standard Specifications on various mobile devices. (pdf 450kb)

Current updates

View General Special Provisions

The following are WSDOT indexes (including instructions for use) with links to the referenced GSPs in PDF format.

The following are all of the WSDOT GSPs combined into one document.

Download GSPs in Word format

The WSDOT General Special Provisions (GSPs) and Amendments are available to download to your PC via FTP site at the links below.

These files are always up-to-date and contain the latest updates. WARNING: Delete all temporary internet files to ensure you are viewing the latest updates to the following locations. For any other questions, please call the Mats Lab Help Desk at 360-709-5454.

Manually update PS&E Word program files (non-WSDOT users)
Sometimes there is a delay in updates vs. program updates (typically due to updates that occur between annual packages) - in these instances, you can manually update your program files by copying everything located in the "WSDOT GSPs - Word Files" link to your  C:/pse/gsps folder, and copying everything located in the "WSDOT Indexes - Word Files" link to your C:/pse/index folder. (Note: These are the default file locations - if you modified the program, then place the files in the correct folder locations.)

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