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Georgia DOT Landscape Requirements have established safety standards with aesthetic and environmental considerations on state rights of way. Landscape plans are reviewed for safety, appropriate plant material, and maintenance requirements. Preservation and enhancement using existing and native plant material is a major emphasis. Horizontal clearance minimums and clear sight distances are required.    

Landscape Construction Landscape Project


Guides & Permits


Invasive Plants

Georgia DOT reviews proposals for enhancement on the right of way to prevent the addition of invasive plant material. Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council maintains a list of plants with photos that cause environmental harm to the natural ecosystem. For safety reasons, planting large plants in the medians is discouraged.


Contact Information

For more information regarding landscaping on the right-of-way or available grants please contact