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Roadside Development

Roadside development encompasses the work needed to those areas outside of the roadway itself.

Orange poppies line the median of a highwayThe roadside includes all lands managed by the Oregon Department of Transportation and may extend to areas outside ODOT's right-of-way boundary. Such areas include:

  • Unpaved median strips;
  • Rest areas;
  • Roadside parks;
  • View points;
  • Heritage markers; and 
  • Pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

ODOT manages these areas by assessing, protecting and mitigating impacts of highway projects to both cultural and natural resources.

Roadside Development


Contact the Geo-Environmental Section

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS 6
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-3252
Fax: 503-986-3249

Program Contacts 

Phone: 503-986-3512
Phone: 503-731-8283
Phone: 503-986-2703

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