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Highway Access Control and Hearings

Highway Access Control and Hearings

Highway Access Control and Hearings administers the limited and managed access programs for all Washington state highways. You'll find tools and resources to help support this process.

The Highway Access Control and Hearings office streamlined their approval process using the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Portal system. This paperless, one stop review process system provides document management, workflow and retention management across WSDOT.

Electronic Access Request Approval Process - To be used by WSDOT staff
Access Request Checklist (xlsx 4.05 mb)
Guidelines for Utility Access Approval (pdf 83 kb)
How to Submit Request Packages (pdf 582 kb)
How to View Request Packages - Internal Users (pdf 528 kb)
How to View Request Packages - External Users (pdf 465 kb)

Access Databases
Access Control Tracking System Limited Access and Managed Access Master Plan (xls 900 kb)
Access Master Plan Instructions (pdf 199 kb)
Statewide Median Crossover Database* (pdf 59 kb)
*Partial disclosed version. Full disclosed version available internally for WSDOT, WSP, and FHWA.
Access Database disclaimer (pdf 29 kb)

Access Control GIS Workbench

Access Hearings
Access Hearings Process Timeline (pdf 1022 kb)
RES and Access Process from Hearing to Project Ad (pdf 68 kb)
Findings and Order List (xlsx 203 kb)

Design Manual Chapters
Please refer to the chapters below. 
Chapter 210 - Public Involvement and Hearings
Chapter 510 - Right of Way Considerations
Chapter 520 - Access Control
Chapter 530 - Limited Access Control
Chapter 540 - Managed Access
Chapter 550 - Freeway Access Revision

RCWs and WACs
RCW 47.52 - Limited Access Facilities
WAC 468-54 - Limited Access Hearings
WAC 468-58 - Limited Access Highways

RCW 47.50 - Highway Access Management
WAC 468-51 - Highway Access Management Access Permits - Administrative Process
WAC 468-52 - Highway Access Management - Access Control System and Standards

LeRoy Patterson
Access and Hearing Manager
(360) 705-7266
Matt Roos
Access and Hearing Specialist
(360) 705-7671
Jeanne Doolin
Highway Access & Agreements Specialist
Leann George
Administrative Assistant
(360) 705-7452