ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF A MAJOR ROAD PROJECT ON THE INFLUENCE AREA OF THE ROAD

MILJOEMAESSIGE VIRKNINGER AF ET STOERRE VEJPROJECT INDENFOER VEJENS INFLUENSOMRAADE

A brief account is given of the situation in Denmark over the past decade with regard to land use, traffic safety and landscape conservation. As regards natural resources, chiefly extraction of gravel, it is becoming evident that gravel resources are only sufficient for some 25 years. From environmental considerations also, extraction is to be limited, and gravel for the latest motorway project is dredged from the sea. Pollution caused by traffic must be given due consideration. Air pollution is not yet a serious problem in Denmark. Water pollution is prevented by the construction of filters where road drainage systems discharge. The greatest problem is noise. This is tackled on a broad front, (1) reduction at source; (2) calculation models; (3) screens and insulation; (4) noise standards; (5) legal provisions; (6) practical implementation of the foregoing in major road projects. It must be remembered that while a major urban road project will cause disturbance along its route, it will also reduce noise pollution on adjacent streets which it has relieved of traffic. The aggregate effect on the whole influence area of the new road will therefore be beneficial. It is very important that all the consequences of a planned project should be set out in good time. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Nordiska Vaegtekniska Foerbundets 12. Kongress, Finland, 13-17.6 1977. Direct inquiries to Herbert Nordin, National Swedish Road Administration (Centralfoervaltningen)
  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish National Road Administration

    Fack S-10220
    Stockholm 12,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Greby, E
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Danish

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  • Accession Number: 00184384
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM