Before Submitting a Reclassification Request

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Before submitting a request to classify or declassify a section of freeway, please do the following:

1. Review the Following Sections of the Ourdoor Advertising Act and Regulations

Outdoor Advertising Act

Section  5216.  Landscaped freeway

Section 5440.  Advertising displays adjacent to landscaped freeways

Section 5440.1.  Displays adjacent to officially designated scenic highway or scenic byway

The California Scenic Highway Program

www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LandArch/scenic_highway/scenic_hwy.htm

Outdoor Advertising Regulations

Section 2242.  Definitions:

(g) Continuous Planting

(r) Ornamental Vegetation

(v) Planting

Section 2507.  Landscaped Freeway-Minimum Length

Section 2508.  Change in Freeway Character-Criteria and Inspection

Section 2511.  Retention of Classification

Section 2512.  Request for Reclassification

2. Review the Outdoor Advertising Permit Requirements

www.dot.ca.gov/hq/oea/permit_requirements.htm

3. Lookup Post Mile Information for a Specific Route Segment or Spot Location Using the "CT Earth" Map Tools

earth.dot.ca.gov

4. For Classification Requests

Before submitting a request to classify a section of freeway, please do the following:

5. For Declassificaiton Requests

Before submitting a request to declassify a section of freeway, please do the following:

  • Contact the District Landscape Architect to determine if a future roadway construction project with highway planting work or a replacement highway planting project is either under construction or planned for the proposed location of the declassification request.  If there is a project under construction or a project planned for the proposed location, and if the Principal Landscape Architect determines that it is not reasonably certain that new Plantings, sufficient to constitute a landscaped freeway, will be placed within two fiscal years of the date of the request for review, the section is declassified.  For the Caltrans District Landscape Architecture list, refer to the Internet at:

    www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LandArch/

  • Review the site looking for ornamental vegetation landscape plantings on both sides of the freeway or in the median adjacent to the proposed location of the advertising display.  If the opposite side of the freeway or the median is landscaped with ornamental vegetation plantings then both sides of the freeway are considered classified.

 

Updated July 14, 2016