Over the last decade, West Germany has developed a road construction technology based or the assumption that road and transportation planning cannot be carried out in isolation, but must be integrated into the decision-making process concerning economy, society and the shaping of the environment. Today, road construction planners and engineers in the Federal Republic of Germany run environmental compatibility tests during the preliminary examination of new projects, and plan alternative routes when the right-of-way is plotted. Detailed plans are made for the preservation of the countryside. To meet these requirements of nature conservation, many construction measures have been developed, and others are being planned. These measures include: replacement of dams by bridges in valleys, to preserve the microclimate; additional passages (e.g. toad tunnels) or overcrossings for animals; installations for the protection of game along the road; slope trimming for landscape architecture and to prevent erosion; special discharge of surface water to protect the ground water; construction of storage reservoirs for the purification of surface water; and construction of tunnels or covered fills to conserve nature and provide recreation areas.

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  • Accession Number: 00381238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM