Guidelines for Vegetation Management

There is a need to develop guidelines for vegetation control on roadsides that will give state DOTs and others a resource to use in maintaining the right of way satisfactorily. This research project should result in a valuable resource for Roadside Managers in state DOTs, counties, or cities that have vegetation control programs in place or that are in the developmental stage. By creating guidelines that cover best practices in all regions of the country, this research has the potential to save highway agencies and other government entities the valuable resources of time and money. Practices and procedures that have previously been attempted and either failed or succeeded will be documented so the wheel will not have to be re-created. Therefore, the sooner a guideline for vegetation control is developed the sooner cost and time savings should be realized. The objective of this research is to consolidate the best management practices for vegetation control from all regions of the United States into a set of guidelines of what items need to be included in an effective program.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $300000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 14-16

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Hedges, Christopher

  • Performing Organizations:

    WeedSmart LLC

  • Principal Investigators:

    Heap, Ian

  • Start Date: 20060428
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090801
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11106

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463019
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 14-16
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:15PM