REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ROADSIDE DEVELOPMENT

STREAMLINED GRADING, ADEQUATE DRAINAGE, POSITIVE SLOPE PROTECTION, AND PROVISION FOR WAYSIDES, SAFETY TURN-OUTS, AND OTHER ESSENTIAL DRIVER SERVICES MUST BE COMBINED WITH SAGE AND EFFECTIVE TRAFFIC SERVICES AND STRUCTURES. A SEPARATE REPORT ON WAR MEMORIALS IS SPONSORED BY THE COMMITTEE AS A GUIDE IN SELECTION OF SITES AND IN DESIGN OF APPROPRIATE MEMORIALS ON HIGHWAYS AND ROADSIDE AREAS. THE VALUE OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS FOR "COMPLETE HIGHWAY" DEVELOPMENT IS ALSO COVERED IN A SPECIAL REPORT. THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING TURF ON STABILIZED SOILS ON AIRFIELDS IN FLORIDA IS BRIEFLY DESCRIBED. FIELD TESTS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF TURN ON A STABILIZED BASE OF GRANULAR MATERIALS ON HIGHWAY SHOULDERS IN INDIANA ARE ALSO CITED. A "CLEARING HOUSE" OF TIMELY INFORMATION ON ROADSIDE DEVELOPMENT WAS INITIATED IN 1943. AMONG OTHERS, THE NEED FOR MORE EFFICIENT EQUIPMENT FOR DISTRIBUTING AND ANCHORING MULCHES TO CONTROL DUST AND EROSION IS POINTED OUT. EXPERIMENTS IN THE USE OF STANDARD SPRAY EQUIPMENT TO APPLY FERTILIZER IN LIQUID FORM ARE REPORTED BY THE CONNECTICUT STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. THE NEED FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED LANDSCAPE ENGINEERS IN ALL STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS IS STRESSED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 24, pp 157-166, 8 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Neale, H J
  • Publication Date: 1945

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board (Unassembled)
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204836
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 13 1971 12:00AM