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Links to Context Sensitive Solutions Resources

AASHTO Center for Environmental Excellence "Above and Beyond: The Environmental and Social Contributions of America's Highway Programs"
NCHRP (National Cooperative Highway Research Program) Synthesis 373 "Multi-Disciplinary Teams in Context-Sensitive Solutions: A Synthesis of Highway Practice" 
US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration “What is CSS? – Current Activities Report”
US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration “What is CSS? – Publications”
"Habitat Connectivity and Rural Context Sensitive Design: A Synthesis of Practice"
“Thinking Beyond the Pavement” Conference Report
Integration of Context Sensitive Solutions in the Transportation Planning Process (Final Report
CSS Peer Exchange Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO.
Context Sensitive Roadway Surfacing Selection Guide
Central Federal Lands Highway Division - Technology Development Completed Projects – “Context Sensitive Roadway Surfacing Selection Guide” 
Performance Measures for Context Sensitive Solutions – A Guidebook for State DOTs 
Center for Transportation and the Environment – National Broadcast Series (Webcasts). “Context Sensitive Solutions – A Better Way”.
NCHRP (National Cooperative Highway Research Program) Report 480 “A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions” Available on the web at
Peaks, Hayes, “Building Roads in Sync with Community Values,” PUBLIC ROADS, vol. 62, no. 5, March/April 1999,
Federal Highway Administration, “Flexibility in Highway Design,” available on the web at
CSS Websites for State Transportation Agencies
California -
Georgia –
Idaho – Production/CSS/CSS_Guide.pdf
Maryland -
Michigan –,1607,7-151-9621_41446---,00.html
Minnesota -
New Jersey -
New York –
North Carolina -
Utah -
Washington State -
CSS-Oriented Websites
AASHTO - American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials -
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Federal Highway Administration -
Institute of Transportation Engineers -
University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies -
Center for Transportation and the Environment -

For more information regarding IDOT’s development of CSS policy, please contact:

John Baranzelli
Acting Chief of Design and Environment
Office of Planning and Programming
Illinois Department of Transportation
2300 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764


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