The Adirondack Park in upstate New York contains more than 23000 km sq (9000 miles sq) of public and private lands. Most state-owned land is designated by the state constitution to remain "forever wild", and development of private land is closely controlled by the Adirondack Park Agency, which is part of the executive branch of the state government and also has jurisdiction over construction of new municipal roads and expansions of existing ones. Guidelines that have been developed for use in lieu of review of individual local road projects by the Adirondack Park Agency are presented and discussed. The guidelines are presented in seven categories; (a) planning, (b) alignment, (c) cross section, (d) roadbed construction, (e) riding surface, (f) bridges and culverts, and (g) general construction. Their objective is to ensure that local roads are constructed or reconstructed so that they fit harmoniously into the natural surroundings and impart the feeling of being in a park. Local road standards issued by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials contained some geometric guidelines that were considered inappropriate for widespread use in the Adirondacks. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 5-10
  • Monograph Title: Aerial surveys, geometrics, surface drainage, ecological impacts and safety appurtenances
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316649
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029910
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM