Program a State Highway Roadside Project

Landscape Architecture manages the State Highway System Management Plan (SHSMP) Performance Objectives for the Roadside Safety Program.

These SHSMP Performance Objectives include:

Roadside Safety Improvements

Roadside Safety Improvements provide comprehensive solutions to improve worker safety issues by reducing the frequency and duration of worker exposure to traffic. These improvements include:

  • Eliminating recurrent maintenance and activities that require workers to be on foot adjacent to the travel way
  • Increasing access from locations off of the travel way
  • Accommodating mechanized maintenance activities
  • Relocating equipment away from traffic

Roadside Rehabilitation

The Roadside Rehabilitation objective is to reduce long-term maintenance costs of existing highway planting and related roadside infrastructure. The purpose is to provide for replacement, restoration and rehabilitation of existing highway planting to a maintainable state. This objective also provides for water conservation improvements by utilizing recycled water and efficient irrigation technology.

Roadside Rest Area Rehabilitation

The Safety Roadside Rest Area (SRRA) Rehabilitation objective is to correct deficiencies, restore existing facilities to a safe and maintainable condition, and improve capacity and operations at the 86 active SRRA locations. The purpose of the SRRA program is to provide safe, conveniently spaced stopping opportunities as an integral part of the State Highway System (SHS) where the traveler may stop, rest, relax, obtain travel information, and return to the highway more alert and driving safely.

Water and Wastewater Treatment at Rest Areas 

The purpose of water and wastewater treatment at SRRAs is to maintain the traveler safety benefits provided by the SRRA System by preventing SRRA closures due to deficiencies in drinking water quality and/or wastewater treatment standards.