DRAINAGE AND GEOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN HIGHWAY LOCATION

Consideraciones de Drenaje y Geológicas en la Ubicación de Carreteras = Considérations sur les Facteurs de Drainage et de Géologie qui lnfluencent le Choix de I'Emplacement d'une Route

This compendium is a product of a 3-year project to enhance rural transportation in developing countries by providing improved access to existing information on the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of low-volume roads. The purpose of this compendium is to present information about drainage and geological considerations that will assist the location engineer to select the best route for a low-volume road. The identification of drainage considerations is treated in a general way, while the identification of geological considerations is treated in greater detail because most design-oriented highway engineers do not have much training in these problem areas. Basic information on soils is included, since soils problems are part of the geological considerations in highway location. This compendium also considers the interpretation of drainage and geological features from aerial photographs. The 13 texts that have been reprinted in full or in excerpted potions are: Guidelines for Hydraulic Considerations in Highway Planning and Location (American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO),1973); Guidelines for Hydrology (AASHO, 1973); Subsurface Soils Exploration (National Association of County Engineers, 1972); Field Identification of Soils and Aggregates for County Roads (Purdue University Engineering Experiment Station, 1971); Design Manual: Soil Mechanics, Foundations and Earth Structures (US Department of Navy, Bureau of Yards and Docks, 1971); The Identification of Rock Types (US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Public Roads, 1960); The Engineering Significance of Landforms (Highway Research Board Bulletin, 1947); Terrain Evaluation for Road Engineers in Developing Countries (Journal of the Institution of Highway Engineers, 1969); Landslide Investigations: A Field Handbook for Use in Highway Location and Design (US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Public Roads, 1961); Aerial Photographs and Their Applications (D. Appleton-Century Company, 1943); Aerial Photography (National Association of County Engineers, 1972); Drainage Pattern Significance in Airphoto Identification of Soils and Bedrocks (Highway Research Board Bulletin, 1950); and Landslides and Engineering Practice (Highway Research Board, 1958).

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  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00189470
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026997
  • Contract Numbers: AID/OTR-C-1591, Project 931-1116
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM