Roadside memorials

Flower memorialWisDOT and county highway maintenance employees understand the distress and shock people experience when a loved-one is killed in a traffic crash.

We also recognize the need many people have to grieve by placing a memorial within a highway right of way near the crash site.

Memorial guidelines

WisDOT produced a brochure that offers guidelines for placing a memorial on a highway right of way.

More information

Highway Maintenance Manual(HMM) 07-25-30, Memorials

Contact

Christa Schaefer (Wollenzien), PLA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C
State Transportation Landscape Architect
Division of Transportation System Development
4802 Sheboygan Ave., Rm. 501
Madison, WI 53707-7950
(608) 266-3943
christa.schaefer@dot.wi.gov​