THE APPLICATION OF TERRAIN EVALUATION TO THE TRANS-AFRICAN HIGHWAY PROJECT

The building of the Trans-African Highway is an immense scheme involving the co-operation of six African Nations. The complex nature of the scheme demands proper co-ordination in the planning and building of the road. The technique of terrain evaluation, which has been used successfully on engineering and other land use surveys, is considered to be the most suitable method for planning this extensive project. The technique of terrain evaluation can be applied at all levels of survey from planning the route to site investigation. In this way continuity is maintained through successive stages of survey. An important advantage of the system is that it provides a means of classifying and storing the survey data so that it can be referred to in subsequent surveys for roads in the same locality. By recognizing analogous terrain situations, similar road building procedures may be applied. Such a data store may also be used to catalogue other land resource information needed to assess the benefits that will follow road construction. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Permanent International Assoc of Road Congresses

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  • Authors:
    • BEAVEN, P J
    • LAWRANCE, C J
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 72 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 206

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260058
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM