Roadside Management Regulations (SB260-2004)
In 2004, the General Assembly directed the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to develop new comprehensive roadside management regulations that will allow local governments, communities, businesses, and individuals to participate in the improvement and management of state-maintained roadsides.
VDOT invited a number of key citizens (SB260 committee) to participate and lead in the development of the roadside regulations. The SB260 committee explored a number of alternatives to make the regulation as streamlined and useful as possible for individuals, businesses, community groups, and local governments while ensuring a net improvement to VDOT’s roadside assets.
The regulation alternatives are intended to meet the principal goals of:
- Establishing the minimum criteria for the planning, review, and approval of local roadside improvement initiatives
- Protecting the public’s health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens of the commonwealth
- Providing a clearly written and understandable regulation
A proposed regulation was developed to comply with the new law. The regulation was made available for public comment from May 16, 2005, through July 15, 2005.
If you have general questions about VDOT’s roadside program, please call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).