While many transportation agencies have adjusted their traditional roadside maintenance work to encourage pollinator habitats, vegetation management along roadsides remains critical to ensure signs and guardrails are always visible and accessible.
In conjunction with other maintenance, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) uses herbicides to target invasive species along the state’s roadsides and rights of way. To improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of its herbicide application practices and increase worker safety, ODOT initiated a research project to evaluate current processes and recommend solutions.
Read the final report: Improving Roadside Herbicide Application Safety and Versatility, August 2023.
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