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All Washington State highways are distinguished as being either limited access or managed access highways. Numerous studies have shown that controlling and limiting access to highways is a cost-effective way to help maintain the safety, capacity, and functional integrity of a highway.

Access and Hearings is part of the WSDOT Development Division, administering the limited access and managed access programs for all Washington state highways.

Access Break/Revision/U&O
Environmental Checklist (docx, 61kb) - To be used by WSDOT Regions as needed

Examples:
City Request Letter (pdf, 229kb)
Region Concurrence (pdf, 775kb)
Environmental Checklist (pdf, 659mb)
Red & Green Plan (pdf, 349kb)
Access Request Checklist (docx, 28kb)

Access Databases
Access Control Tracking System Limited Access and Managed Access Master Plan (xls 898kb)
Access Master Plan Help (pdf 199kb)
Statewide Median Crossover Database* (pdf, 59kb)
*Partial disclosed version. Full disclosed version available internally for WSDOT, WSP, and FHWA.
Disclaimer (pdf, 29kb)

Database Support
LeRoy Patterson
Access and Hearing Specialist
(360) 705-7266

Access Control GIS Workbench
WSDOT Access Control Data in ArcGIS

Access Hearings
Access Hearing Process Timeline (pdf, 67kb)
RES and Access Process from Hearing to Project Ad (pdf, 617kb)
Findings and Order List (xls, 202kb)

Design Manual Chapters
The chapters below can be found at the following website.
Chapter 210 - Public Involvement and Hearings
Chapter 510 - Right of Way Considerations
Chapter 520 - Access Control
Chapter 530 - Limited Access Control
Chapter 540 - Managed Access
Chapter 550 - Interchange Justification Report

RCWs and WACs
RCW 47.52 - Limited Access Facilities
WAC 468-54 - Limited Access Hearings
WAC 468-58 - Limited Access Highways

RCW 47.50 - Highway Access Management
WAC 468-51 - Highway Access Management Access Permits - Administrative Process
WAC 468-52 - Highway Access Management - Access Control System and Standards

Contacts
LeRoy Patterson
Access and Hearing Manager
(360) 705-7266
Matt Roos
Access and Hearing Specialist
(360) 705-7671
Peggy Thoman
Administrative Assistant
(360) 705-7452