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Landscape Design Guidelines

James K. Polk Office Building, Suite 400
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0333
Phone: 615.532.3488
Fax: 615.532.5995

Shawn A. Bible
Landscape Design Guidelines Manager

Roadways affect our daily lives in ways that most people may not consider. The visual qualities of a place influence the first impressions of visitors and passersby, and provide daily enjoyment to residents and commuters alike. TDOT saw a need to develop a set of landscape design recommendations for the roadside environment that responds to safety requirements, design criteria and maintenance needs. The Landscape Design Guidelines are intended to aid in improving the roadside environment and raise the level of awareness of the surrounding landscape’s role in Tennessee’s roadway system. The attached manual will provide a broad audience with recommendations to plan, design, install and manage the roadside environment for both new road projects and existing roadways.

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