WATER-QUALITY CONSIDERATIONS FOR HIGHWAY PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE VAIL PASS PROJECT

Soil erosion and sediment control have long been concerns associated with road-construction activities. Several manuals that have been written on the subject provide excellent guidelines for estimating costs and implementing control measures. The construction of the four-lane segment of I-70 at Vail Pass has provided the opportunity to implement many of these control measures in a sensitive mountain environment. This report evaluates the performance of the structures used at Vail Pass for erosion and sediment control. The results are considered to be representative of what might be expected in other steeply dissected, mountainous terrain. The measures used are applicable to other land-disturbing activities, including timber sales, mining operations, ski areas, and all construction sites. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 40-47
  • Monograph Title: Engineering solutions to environmental constraints: I-70 over Vail Pass
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029678
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM