Roadside Manual

The Roadside Manual supplements the Roadside Policy Manual (RPM) by explaining how to implement the policies found in the RPM. The Roadside Manual links partners working on WSDOT roadsides. Chapters include laws and policies, visual functions, wetlands, wildlife, safety rest areas, soil amendments, contour grading, soil bioengineering, vegetation, restoration, and design enhancement.

February 2016 revision package (pdf, 947kb)

Individual Chapters

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2003
Publication Number: 
M 25-30
Last modified: 
07/20/2017 - 09:19
Publication Version: 
M 25-30.03
Manual Manager: 
Juli Hartwig; 360-705-7242; HartwiJ@wsdot.wa.gov
Originator: 
Development Division, Design Office, Engineering and Regional Operations
Number of Pages: 
314
Subject: 
Roadside policies

Roadside Manual Individual Chapters

Comments (pdf 75 KB)

Foreword (pdf 136 KB)

Contents (pdf 43 KB)


Chapter 100 Manual Description (pdf 128 KB)

Chapter 110 Roadside Functions (pdf 388 KB)

Chapter 120 Sustainable Roadside (pdf 132 KB)


Chapter 200 Roadside Policy (pdf 164 KB)

Chapter 210 Federal Legislation and Directives (pdf 136 KB)

Chapter 220 State Legislation and Directives (pdf 189 KB)

Chapter 230 Departmental of Policy and Planning (pdf 229 KB)


Chapter 300 Operational Functions (pdf 158 KB)

Chapter 310 Roadside Safety (pdf 243 KB)

Chapter 320 Signing (pdf 147 KB)


Chapter 400 Environmental Functions (pdf 152 KB)


Chapter 500 Visual Functions (pdf 252 KB)


Chapter 600 Auxiliary Functions (pdf 107 KB)

Chapter 610 Safety Rest Areas and Traveler Services (pdf 34 KB)

Chapter 620 Universal Access (pdf 34 KB)

Chapter 630 Parking Area Design (pdf 2.9 MB)


Chapter 700 Soil and Soil Amendments (pdf 566 KB)

Chapter 710 Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (pdf 309 KB)

Chapter 720 Contour Grading (pdf 292 KB)

Chapter 740 Soil Bioengineering (pdf 2.3 MB)


Chapter 800 Vegetation (pdf 1.1 MB)

Chapter 810 Vegetation Restoration (pdf 243 KB)

Chapter 820 Irrigation (pdf 234 KB)


Chapter 910 Design Enhancement (pdf 563 KB)


Appendices (pdf 423 KB)

Glossary (pdf 317 KB)