California Department of Transportation

Roadside Management Toolbox

Treatment at Medians

Treatment Vegetation Control
(Minor Concrete)
Asphalt Concrete   Native Vegetation Patterned Concrete Pavement Stamped Asphalt Concrete
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Minor Concrete Weed Barrier Asphalt Concrete Photo   Native Vegetation Photo Patterened Concrete Photo Stamped Asphalt Photo
Area(s) of use All Areas Urban/Suburban   Transistion, Rural
and Natural Areas
Urban/Suburban Urban/Suburban
Est. Installed Cost $60 - $100/yd2 $18 - $70/yd2   $2 - $10/yd2 $100 - $125/yd2 $40 - $55/yd2
Constructability 4 7   6 4 6
Ease of Repair 6 6   7 4 4
Context adaptable May be colored to match the site context. Use in areas with a large amount of existing AC   Match to region Variable color,texture,match to corridor Variable color and texture, match to corridor
Life Cycle (years) 20+ 6-10   15-20 15-20 8-10
Consult with Maint., L. Arch Maint., L. Arch   Maint., L. Arch, Enviro. Maint., L. Arch Maint., L. Arch
Comments Probably the most cost effective product, considering the full life-cycle cost. Requires "leave-out" section at guard rail and end treatment posts. Less effective for controlling weeds than portland cement concrete.   If possible native plant material should be propagated from locally collected seed. Proper site preparation, duff preservation and long term establishment are important for success. Proper base design and preparation is necessary to prevent cracking and subsequent weed growth. Matching color and pattern for repairs is difficult. Preferred placement behind curbs or with other edge restraints. Base design is important for correct load bearing capacity. Include soil sterilization under treatment.

Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2012