Advance planning for emergency detours on a highway system benefits the user and the personnel establishing the detours. Development of such plans requires preparation of maps, determination of critical points, location of detours for short- and long-term closures, review and coordination with involved law enforcement agencies, planning of news releases, establishment of cross-communications systems, and testing and revision of detour plans. Two major incidents proved the value of advance planning. In the case of a large forest fire, the planned detour was used. In another case, the advance planning process aided in improvising a new detour plan under emergency conditions. This occurred when a munitions explosion precluded the use of the planned detour. The handling of these emergencies demonstrated that advance planning of detours is beneficial whether preplanned or field improvised.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 111-115
  • Monograph Title: Better use of existing transportation facilities
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM