"As communities endeavor to implement projects with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), coordinated efforts are underway in the areas of safety and aesthetics in urban roadway design and improved community partnership processes. Together, these efforts highlight WSDOT's goal to deliver projects that are appropriate for specific sites, balancing the needs of all parties."
"The WSDOT has always allowed for exceptions to design policies and criteria with appropriate documentation. We have had training in public involvement, design, and managing project delivery for many years that is intended to give designers tools to help them develop projects and understand the basis for our design policies. WSDOT has recently issued an Executive Order on CSS that is very comprehensive in its reach, applying to more than urban areas."
-Harold Peterfeso, WSDOT
CSS Contact: Dave Olson
Design Office: Safety, Aesthetics, and Context Sensitive Design
OlsonDa@wsdot.wa.gov (360) 705-7952
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
310 Maple Park Avenue SE
PO Box 47300
Olympia WA 98504-7300
WSDOT's Highways and Local Programs provides educational, technical and financial support, and federal oversight to local agencies and other transportation partners including communities to help them succeed in meeting their transportation goals. H&LP promotes cooperative planning and partnerships between WSDOT and local governments. The Community Resource Center provides community members with Guides and Assistance, Tools and Resources, Research and Policies and other links to aid them in participating the transportation planning process.