The use of geomorphological mapping techniques in highway engineering, and an example of its application in the investigation for the taff vale trunk road, south wales, is discussed. Geomorphological studies used in the initial design stage, can identify geotechnical and ground-water problem areas, so that alterations of the route alignment to avoid such areas can be considered and a more realistic budget estimate made for earthworks. If geomorphological mapping is carried out by experienced personnel, it is quick, inexpensive and enables the subsequent site investigation to be designed more efficiently with a resultant saving in cost. (A). /TRRL/

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    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Brunsden, D
    • Doornkamp, J C
    • FOOKES, P G
    • Jones, DKC
    • Kelly, JMH
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 35-41
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM