Design - 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 Databases

Access Control GIS Workbench
Access Control map application - This application displays Access Control classification for all Washington State Highways.
Item Description page

Access Hearings

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


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