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Local Agency Access Management

Local agencies in Washington State constantly weigh the competing needs of access to property, mobility of travel, and safety along highways, roads, and streets.

According to the Transportation Research Board's 2003 Access Management Manual, "Access management is the systematic control of the location, spacing, design, and operation of driveways, median openings, interchanges, and street connections to a roadway."

The following are resources for local agencies on access management.

Webinar and Classroom Training 

Webinar and classroom training through LTAP

Join our Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Training Listserv to be notified of upcoming training.

Please notify our Training Program Coordinator if you would like to schedule a class in your area.

Classroom training through the National Highway Institute

Access Management, Location, and Design



    Traffic Engineering WA Listserv

    Subscribe  to this free listserv to ask questions, exchange information, and build relationships with traffic and transportation engineering and operations professionals in Washington State about access management or other topics.

    Access Management Listserv

    Subscribe to the Transportation Research Board's free listserv on access management.

    Other Listservs

    These free national listservs are also available for free to discuss access management or other topics:


    Information and Best Practices

    WSDOT (for projects on state highways)

    Access Management and Hearings

    Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 

    Access Management

    Transportation Research Board (TRB)

    University of South Florida

    Center for Urban Transportation Research

    Pulic Involvement


    Practices of Local Agencies in WA

    In 2012, Local Programs and the Federal Highway Administration conducted a process review to understand Washington State local agency:

    • use of access management
    • use of access management plans, processes, policies, or guidelines
    • desire for training on access management

    View the resulting report ( pdf 983 KB ).

    RCWs & WACs for State Highways