OVERCOMING ENVIRONMENTAL ROADBLOCKS IN HIGHWAY RIGHTS OF WAY

A variety of environmental obstacles can challenge government agencies when developing a highway right of way. Highway alignments through mature urban areas are especially sensitive as some involve sites contaminated by active and abandoned industrial and commercial operations. Problem areas are usually identified during the mandatory environmental studies. If possible, alignments are altered prior to land acquisition. If realignment is not possible, as in most cases, then cleanup is necessary. This article describes the phases of identifying, evaluating, and planning for disposal at contamination sites. Several examples are provided of the environmental regulatory process in Florida.

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    Civil Engineering News, Incorporated

    1255 Roberts Boulevard, Suite 230
    Kennesaw, GA  United States  30144
  • Authors:
    • Kenney, M A
  • Publication Date: 1995-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 34-36
  • Serial:
    • Civil Engineering News
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Civil Engineering News, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1051-9629

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715393
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 25 1996 12:00AM