Plant vegetation buffers along roads

Plant vegetation buffers along roads
Hazards
Assets
Measure Type
Gray Engineering vs Nature Based Solutions

Details

Vegetation buffers can be added along roadways to reduce the severity and duration of inundation events.

Capital Cost

Low – limited materials costs, some technical expertise required

Operations & Maintenance

Moderate – will require consistent maintenance and may require technical expertise for detailed maintenance (e.g., removal of weeds versus native plant species)

Effectiveness

Moderate – can help reduce runoff on roads by binding soil particles and absorbing the impact of rain

Flexibility

High – vegetation buffers can be installed as needed

Barriers to Implementation

Permitting if going beyond the ROW; maintenance approaches/expertise

Equity

Ensure equitable deployment of strategies across a range of equity areas, based on greatest need

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