Context Sensitive Solutions and Design (CSS)

CSS is a collaborative, interdisciplinary decision-making process and design approach that involves all stakeholders to develop a transportation facility that fits its physical setting.

Learn more about the Federal Highway Administration’s guidelines for CSS

Learn more about the North Split CSS workshops

CSS and the North Split Project

The CSS process will help integrate the North Split, I-65 and I-70 into the surrounding community. To achieve this, the project team must understand:

  • Community character and themes
  • Scale and size
  • Materials and treatments
  • Community connections
  • Community response

The community will have a strong voice in the CSS process, helping the team to best meet the objectives and priorities of the neighborhoods near the project. With stakeholder input, the project team will examine:

  • Landform elements
  • Local infrastructure elements
  • Interchange infrastructure elements
  • Vegetation elements
  • Community and public art components

Learn more about public involvement throughout the CSS process

Download the CSS fact sheet