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SCDOT Vegetation Management Guidelines

The purpose of the SCDOT Vegetation Management Guidelines is to provide information necessary to maintain the Department's roadsides in a manner that will:

  • provide a safe roadway
  • protect the environment
  • maintain visibility of traffic control
  • reduce the risk of roadside fires
  • protect pavement surfaces
  • control noxious and invasive weeds
  • prevent erosion
  • limit storm water pollution
  • protect sensitive species
  • provide space for emergency use
  • maintain adequate sight distance
  • maintain integrity of roadside structures and appurtenances
  • be aesthetically pleasing or improve aesthetics

This document provides guidance for all potential roadside vegetation managers including but not limited to: internal forces, contractors/vendors, utilities, government entities, outdoor advertisers, business owners, adjacent property owners, and private citizens.

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SCDOT Vegetation Management Guidelines (PDF 2.3 Mb)

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