The road planner has to be aware of the positive and negative effects of the road on the inhabited and uninhabited environment. The possible effects on air and climate, ground water, soil, surface water, fauna and flora, landscapes, settlements, occupational activities and the cultural heritage are considered, as well as the beneficial effects of a road investment. A method of measurement of discomfort due to traffic noise, a method of forecasting noise levels, legislation-regulations or recommendations relative to noise, damages to frontages (case laws in the various countries), devices used to reduce noise, and level of noise in terms of the kind of surfacings and their roughness are discussed. Various aspects of air pollution and water pollution (criteria and standards, prediction models, regulations, monitoring, and protection measures etc.) are also discussed. Borrows and pits for road construction are considered, and points to be noted are listed. These points include impacts during excavation and dumping, permanent impacts, and measures to minimize the negative impacts and to achieve positive effects.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the World Road Congress, Vienna, September 16-21, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Permanent International Assoc of Road Congresses

    43 Avenue du President Wilson
    Paris 16eme,   France 
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308067
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM