PROGRESS REPORT ON MEDIAN PLANTING FOR HEADLIGHT-GLARE SCREENING AND TRAFFIC GUIDANCE

THIS IS AN UPDATE OF THE REFERENCE GIVEN BELOW. PRACTICE IN CONNECTICUT, MARYLAND, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA, AND OHIO WAS REVIEWED. THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS WERE REACHED: (1) FUNCTIONAL USE OF PLANT MATERIAL FOR HEADLIGHT SCREENING AND TRAFFIC GUIDANCE IS INCREASING. (2) CONSTRUCTION OF NARROW MEDIANS INCORPORATING CERTAIN DRAINAGE FEATURES ELIMINATES THE POSSIBILITY OF USING THESE AREAS FOR FUNCTIONAL PLANTING PURPOSES. (3) ONLY A FEW VARIETIES OF PLANTS SEEM SUITABLE FOR HEADLIGHT GLARE REDUCTION AND TRAFFIC GUIDANCE. (4) RECENT CRASH TESTS IN CONNECTICUT INDICATE THAT ROSA MULTIFLORA IS A DESIRABLE SPECIES TO USE AS A MEDIAN BARRIER FOR STOPPING VEHICLES OUT OF CONTROL.

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    • No 928, pp 40-45, 6 FIG
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  • Authors:
    • Deakin, O A
  • Publication Date: 1961

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  • Accession Number: 00205133
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1971 12:00AM