Georgia highway beautification may be part of a number of Department programs. The Georgia DOT Landscape Requirements coordinates established safety standards with aesthetic and environmental considerations on the State rights of way.
Georgia DOT Maintenance reviews landscape plans 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. For safety reasons, planting large plants in the medians is discouraged.
Landscaping on State Right-of-Way
Guides & Permits
Roadside Enhancement Programs
NOTE: District Roadside Enhancement Coordinators can answer questions about the Wildflower and Adopt-A-Highway programs.
The 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 more information regarding landscaping on the right-of-way or available grants please contact email@example.com.