EXPERIENCES IN THE HIGHWAY SYSTEM OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AFTER HURRICANE DAVID
EXPERIENCIAS EN EL SISTEMA VIAL DOMINICANO ANTE EL PASO DEL HURACAN DAVID
The author describes the destruction caused to the national highway network by Hurricane David on August 31, 1979, and by Hurricane Frederick five days later. The Dominican Republic has been devasted by 26 such storms in the last 50 years. He recommends that special drainage designs be used in highway construction in hurricane areas, that drainage structures and bridges be anchored by piling to resist undermining by the violent passage of great volumes of water, and that bridge approaches should be protected for a sufficiently wide area to resist flooding. He makes a number of suggestions relevant to maintenance and clearing of drainage structures, storage of equipment, and civil defense and public safety. Finally, he recommends the planning and implementation of a technical meeting on the subject by international organizations.
- Presented at the IRF Inter American Regional Meeting, Buenos Aires, 5-9 May 1980. Papers can be obtained in original language only. For individual papers see also TRIS 316755-316799.
Washington, DC USA 20024
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: n.p.
- Volume: 3
- TRT Terms: Anchorages; Bridge piers; Developing countries; Drains; Floods; Highway bridges; Highway design; Networks; Road construction; Roads; Safety; Surface drainage
- Candidate Terms: Road networks
- Old TRIS Terms: Highway drainage
- Subject Areas: Design; Environment; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00316787
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Road Federation
- Report/Paper Numbers: 3 Volumes Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM