Landscape Design Guidelines Manual

Location: Statewide
Client: Tennessee Department of Transportation

The Tennessee Department of Transportation saw a need to develop a set of landscape design recommendations for the roadside environment that responds to safety requirements, design policies and maintenance needs. Soliciting public input through online surveys and public meetings, Lose & Associates prepared the manual for a broad audience intending to provide recommendations to plan, design, install and manage the roadside environment for both new road projects and existing roadways. This audience included TDOT professionals, maintenance workers, community officials, landowners, designers and anyone who wanted to be involved in enhancing Tennessee’s roadways. This manual provides a new process for designing and maintaining roadway environments with respect to roadway character, the surrounding landscape, cost variables, maintenance resources, safety and time.