Visual impacts

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Guidelines for Visual Impact Assessment of Highway Projects

Highway Beautification Act

Wildflowers and native plants

Scenic byways program (ISTEA)

FDM references


See Forms and tools page for factor sheets and guidance


How does aesthetics differ from landscaping?

Aesthetics are considered during a project's development for both the view of the facility and the view from the facility. Aesthetics fits the project into the landscape rather than landscaping after the construction is complete.