PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT REPORT: A GEOTECHNICAL AID FOR PLANNERS

Since 1976, the Soil Mechanics Bureau of the New York State Department of Transportation has produced reports that delineate information on the physical base of a potential transportation corridor or project. These reports have their origin in the traditional engineering soil map. The transportation planner must identify potential changes in the physical base of an area that could result from a transportation improvement and determine how these changes may affect the environment. The reports present physical-base data on geology, soils, groundwater, and surface water in map form and include an explanation of the mapped units in an explanatory legend. Information contained in the reports includes topography, slopes, terrain units, bedrock, aquifers, erodibility, runoff, floodplain and watershed delineation, and stream-classification data. A brief description of the use of the mapped information is included, along with a listing of references and data sources. This paper briefly describes the data-collection and presentation procedures and the cautionary statements and uses made of the reports. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 65-69
  • Monograph Title: Mechanics of track support, piles and geotechnical data
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029880
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM