Sue Del Papa, as then Attorney General and Transportation Board member in 2001,
was appointed by the State Transportation Board to coordinate development of a
and Aesthetics Master Plan for Nevada's roads and highways. This plan
established policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines for landscape and
aesthetic treatments on Nevada's Roads and Highways. This plan, prepared by
the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, provides an enhanced vision for the
state highway system, providing recommended policies and guiding principles,
describing a three-step planning and design process, and discussing general
characteristics that influence landscape and aesthetic planning and design
for various classifications of highways, open space, and rest areas. The plan
provides examples of varying treatments for those areas, explores
alternative funding methods for program management, corridor planning, new
construction, retrofitting and maintenance, and looks at future
administrative and management implications.
Landscape and Aesthetic section has landscape and aesthetics Corridor Plans
for eleven Nevada highway corridors.
The University of Nevada, Reno offers an illustrated
Ecosystems Along Nevada Highways and the development of specifications for
vegetation remediation which provides information and guidelines for
revegetation on various sites along highways where disturbance has occurred.
This project emphasizes native plant species selection and installation,
maintenance requirements, and vegetation evaluation. You will note that it
also addresses the invasion of various species of noxious weeds which cause
environmental, economic, and fire hazard problems within Nevada and other
This document identifies major plant communities using
satellite imagery, and overlays those plant communities with general soil
classification units along highways across the state. It also recommends best
procedures and management practices for vegetation remediation based on
appropriate ecosystems and soil types.
You may notice voids in some of
the presentation material. Information contained within this website is a
work in progress and will be updated as the Landscape and Aesthetic Program
Support for Community Aesthetics Programs
sharing or enhancement programs are available through NDOT, such as the Transportation
Alternatives Program and the Transportation Art program.