A GENERIC REPORT ON THE MASSACHUSETTS INTERSTATE SAFETY PROGRAM
Information is presented which describes the environmental effects of those activities necessary for upgrading and improving safety along existing Massachusetts Interstate roadways. These activities include excavation and grading needed to provide clear recovery zones for out of control vehicles. Steep slopes falling away from the roadway and fixed features such as rock, posts, and guardrails require change to grant drivers the privilege of travelling on a safer highway system. The types of safety improvements under consideration, the proposed timetable, methods of construction and laws governing activity are covered. The environment (physical features, water, plant, animal life, senic qualities, air quality, noise, etc.) is described, and alternatives to the proposed activity are suggested. The discussion of the probable impact of the proposed activity and its alternatives on the environment covers such aspects as accident rates and accident costs.
Massachusetts Department of Public Works100 Nashua Street
Boston, MA United States 02114
- Publication Date: 1976-2
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 71 p.
- TRT Terms: Automated vehicle control; Environmental impacts; Excavation; Grading (Earthwork); Guardrails; Highway safety; Laws; Modernization; Posts; Single vehicle crashes; Slopes
- Identifier Terms: Interstate Highway System
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fixed object; Recovery
- Old TRIS Terms: Grading (Earthworking)
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Highways; Law; Society;
- Accession Number: 00139833
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM