Potential Impacts of Solar Arrays on Highway Safety and Operations

The highway right-of-way provides the opportunity for the development of solar power systems across Colorado. However, this is only feasible if it can be done in a manner that doesn't interfere with the operations of the highway system or create an unacceptable risk to transportation system users. Two reports will be produced from this study, addressing potential impacts from solar array installations and operations. The first report will identify visual and other potential impacts to highway user safety. The second report will focus on the potential for solar arrays to affect on-going maintenance and operations activities.