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The National Academies

NCHRP 25-33 [Final]

Evaluating Methodologies for Visual Impact Assessments

  Project Data
Funds: $200,000
Research Agency: Avenue Design
Principal Investigator: Mr. Craig Churchward
Effective Date: 3/31/2010
Completion Date: 8/31/2012
Comments: Final report published as Report 741

The objectives of this research were to (1) evaluate state DOT VIA procedures, methods, and practices that satisfy or exceed NEPA and other requirements; (2) document the use of the FHWA methodology, methodologies from other agencies, and other approaches used by DOTs; (3)  describe decisionmaking frameworks used at state DOTs to undertake specific VIA techniques for a given project; (4) document proven successful methods; (5) describe best practices illustrated by model case studies; and (6) document promising new developments and lessons learned.   The project final report is available here or http://www.trb.org/Publications/Blurbs/168536.aspx

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