VEGETATION CONTROL FOR SAFETY. A GUIDE FOR STREET AND HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

The purpose of this handbook is to help maintenance workers be aware of safe ways to mow, cut brush, and control other vegetation to increase traffic safety. The handbook is organized in five parts. Part I, Introduction, points out the goals of vegetation control and contains photographs of problem vegetation. Part II, Line of Sight Clearance, addresses keeping signs and traffic control devices visible, traffic control considerations during maintenance, intersection clear sight distance, and private property owner agreements. Part III, Trees in Clear Zone, discusses the special problem of trees in the highway right-of-way. Part IV, Mowing for Safety, examines types of mowing, lists some "Don'ts" when mowing, and discusses traffic control for mowing operations. Part V, Summary of Safety Tips for Vegetation Control, concludes these guidelines.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00624937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RT-90-003, ISU-ERI-Ames-91269
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1993 12:00AM