GUIDELINES FOR HIGHWAY DRAINAGE DESIGN IN AREAS OF HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITY

The Vancouver Island Highway Project (VIHP) is a major undertaking by the province of British Columbia ($1.2 billion) between Victoria and Campbell River. The segment between Parksville and Campbell River (125 km) is a new highway through forested land which crosses 40 creeks and rivers, each containing valuable salmon and trout habitat. The highway location, being inland, is upstream of agricultural and all domestic water users residing along the existing highway (Highway 19) which generally follows the Georgia Strait shoreline of Vancouver Island. An environmental impact study revealed that factors influencing environmental damage were traffic volume, soil conditions and construction materials, cuts and fills, vegetation and surface treatments, and the effect of precipitation and climate. This paper describes the design and construction of roadway runoff facilities in the area (the Inland Highway).

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  • English

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  • Pagination: v.p.

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  • Accession Number: 00720487
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1996 12:00AM