Roadside Policy Manual

Publication Number
M 3110
Publication Version
M 3110.04
Publication Date
Manual Manager
Juli Hartwig; 360-705-7242; HartwiJ@wsdot.wa.gov
Originator
Development Division, Design Office, Roadside and Site Development Section
Subject
Roadside policy

The Roadside Policy Manual has been recently updated. See what has changed in the Roadside Policy Manual for February 2022. (PDF 104KB)

The Roadside Policy Manual provides practical roadside restoration policies and guidance, which are based on minimizing life cycle costs while providing operational and environmental functions. It promotes ecological context, environmental preservation, and maintainability. The manual is intended for project planning, scoping, environmental permitting, and for engineering designers, landscape architects, and construction and maintenance personnel.

Traction tires are a special type of tire

manufactured with at least 1/8 of an inch tread. Traction tires are usually marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol, the letters M+S or “All Season.”

Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.