VEGETATION ALONG THE MOTORWAY

LAS PLANTACIONES EN LAS AUTOPISTAS

This article describes the different types of vegetation used along motorways and their optimum location. Attention is drawn to the effect of a motorway on the landscape because of large earthworks (approximately 40 M) and embankments, thus modifying the landscape. A distinction is made between the "inner" landscape in the immediate vicinity of the motorway and the "outer" landscape modified by the construction of the road. Among the wide variety of plants available - grass, climbing plants or bushes - the last type is ecologically the best as it has the greatest resistance to unfavourable environmental conditions. Mention is made of special cases such as rest areas which must be carefully planned to fulfil their role. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministry of Public Works, Spain

    Calle Alfonso XII 3
    Madrid 7,   Spain 
  • Authors:
    • Jover, F
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Language

  • Spanish

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178683
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM