Classified Landscaped Freeways

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Classified Landscaped Freeways Training
Classified Landscaped Freeways Training


A Classified Landscaped Freeway is a section of freeway with planting that meets the criteria of the Outdoor Advertising Regulations. It is used in the control and regulation of Outdoor Advertising Displays.

Click here to visit Caltrans Outdoor Advertising Act Home Page.

Click here to access links to Outdoor Advertising Act Laws, Regulations, and Agreements.

Landscaped Freeways and Outdoor Advertising Displays Presentation

View a presentation on Landscaped Freeways and Outdoor Advertising Displays.

CLS Fwy Presentation


Classified "Landscaped Freeways" List

View a list of Classified "Landscaped Freeways" by district, county, route and post mile.

View a list of Classified "Landscaped Freeways" Declassifications

View a list of Landscaped Freeways - Questions & Answers.

Submitting a Reclassification Request

Before submitting a request to reclassify a section of freeway, click here.

When submitting a request to reclassify a section of freeway, click here.

Sample Request Letter

Requests to declassify or add a section of freeway to the Classified "Landscaped Freeways" list should follow the format in this sample request letter.

Caltrans Office of Outdoor Advertising (ODA)

This is a link to Caltrans Office of Outdoor Advertising website.  It includes links to the Outdoor Advertising Laws and Regulations, and the Outdoor Advertising Program Contact Information (Headquarters and District Offices).

Outdoor advertising displays require a permit from Caltrans if they are within 660 feet from the edge of the right-of-way and viewed primarily by persons traveling on the main-traveled way of the freeway.

The Outdoor Advertising Permit Requirements are available on the Internet at:

Visibility Improvement Requests (VIR)

Pruning for outdoor advertising visibility during a drought is described in this memorandum:

Visibility Improvement Request During Declared Drought (September 17, 2014)

Pruning for visibility to outdoor advertising is covered in Section 509 Outdoor Advertising Visibility Improvement, of the Encroachments Permits Manual.  It includes the VIR process and VIR guidelines.  A VIR shall only be considered when the work to be performed is within 500 feet from the display, this limitation does not apply to median pruning (see Table 5.21).

Contact Information

Contact the Classified Landscaped Freeways coordinator.


Updated July 14, 2016