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.
Georgia DOT landscape requirements have established safety standards with aesthetic and environmental considerations on state rights of way.
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:
Georgia Department of TransporationOffice of Maintenance - Landscape ArchitectureOne Georgia Center600 W. Peachtree St NW, 10th floorAtlanta, Georgia 30308(404) 631-1399