Evaluating Methodologies for Visual Impact Assessments

The objectives of this research are to (1) evaluate state department of transportation (DOT) visual impact assessment (VIA) procedures, methods, and practices that satisfy or exceed National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and other requirements; (2) document the use of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) methodology, methodologies from other agencies, and other approaches used by DOTs; (3) describe decisionmaking frameworks used at state DOTs to undertake specific VIA techniques for a given project; (4) document proven successful methods; (5) describe best practices illustrated by model case studies; and (6) document promising new developments and lessons learned.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 25-33

  • 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:

    Srinivasan, Nanda

  • Performing Organizations:

    Avenue Design

  • Principal Investigators:

    Churchward, Craig

  • Start Date: 20100331
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 22376

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464177
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 25-33
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:37PM