This document contains a library of aesthetic alternatives to existing Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) practices. If followed, these alternatives will help NDOT pursue a holistic approach to landscape and aesthetics on Nevada’s highways. Beautiful, site appropriate highways contribute to Nevada’s tourism-based economy as well as to the quality of life of its growing population.
Each section contains:
- Existing Practice: A description of existing practice and why it is being discussed.
- Aesthetic Issues: An explanation of the practice’s aesthetic issues with supporting imagery.
- Proposed Alternatives: A description of the alternative’s aesthetic benefits, cost considerations, and potential constraints.
The document is a working resource that promotes knowledge of the practical information needed to implement aesthetic alternatives. As new information is available, NDOT may insert additional resources and alternatives to continually elevate NDOT’s approach.