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Roadside Herbicide Spraying Starts On I-95, I-84, Other State Roadways

The one-way sign at the top of a highway exit ramp is obscured by weeds.
The one-way sign at the top of a highway exit ramp is obscured by weeds. Photo Credit: File

The Department of Transportation will conduct a roadside herbicide spraying program from June 1 through Aug. 31 along Interstates 84, 91, 95, 384, 395, 691 and all other divided highways and secondary roads in accordance with the department’s Vegetation Management Guidelines.

The state DOT said it uses herbicides to safely and effectively control the encroachment of vegetation along and under guide rails, signs and barriers within the state-owned right of way.

Guide rail and barrier systems along divided highways and ramps will be treated beginning in the western region of the state, followed by the central region, the southern region, and lastly the eastern region.

The guide rail and other barrier systems along secondary state roads will be treated beginning in the eastern region, southern region, central region, and lastly the western region.

From Aug. 15 through November, a program of spot spraying will be in place to manage specific locations populated by invasive plants and trees.

The impacts to travel will be minimal as this operation utilizes a moving (rolling) traffic pattern, and all products utilized by the state have EPA approval as well as DEEP approval.

More information regarding the DOT’s herbicide program may be found in the Vegetation Management Guidelines on the department’s website by clicking here or see the document attached below.

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