The Official Website of The Massachusetts Department of Transportation - Highway Division

Landscape Design

Home > Departments > Landscape Design

Landscape Design

The mission of the MassDOT Landscape Design Section is to protect and enhance existing cultural and ecological context of the roadside. The Section provides guidance for street-related urban design including improvements for pedestrian and other non-vehicular use; neighborhood and urban center streetscapes and urban forestry; as well as architectural detailing for walls, bridges, lighting and related structures.

The Section also provides guidance and direction with regard to: stabilization of earthwork surfaces with grass and erosion control strategies; control of invasive plant species; appropriate use of native species; and the establishment of sustainable native and non-native plant communities in the restoration of both upland and wetland areas.

What We Do
  • Bridge and Wall Aesthetics
  • Context Based Solutions
  • Landscape Analysis
  • Landscape Restoration and Planting Design
  • Pedestrian Access and Amenities
  • Project Visualization/3-D Modeling
  • Research
  • Roadside Development
  • Streetscapes and Urban Design
Translation Disabled  | Translation Support