THE ADVANTAGES OF STANDARDIZED ROAD SECTION DESIGNATIONS FOR USE OF ROAD INVENTORY DATA

THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS SUPPLANTED AN OBSOLETE SYSTEM OF HIGHWAY STATION AND SECTION MARKING WITH A SYSTEM ADEQUATE FOR MODERN REQUIREMENTS. THE NEW SYSTEM OF MARKING IS BASED ON ROUTE NUMBERS, COUNTIES, AND DISTANCES FROM COUNTY LINES. IT IS SO DESIGNED THAT EVERY POINT OF THE STATE SYSTEM MAY BE ACCURATELY IDENTIFIED. SPECIAL CARE WAS EXERCISED THAT THE STATIONING AND SECTIONING SHOULD BE ADAPTABLE TO PUNCH CARD RECORDING. THE SYSTEM MAKES AVAILABLE ALL DATA ACCUMULATED BY THE HIGHWAY PLANNING SURVEY FOR HIGHWAY PROGRAMMING, COST RECORDING, AND ROAD LIFE STUDIES. THE SYSTEM IS SO EASILY UNDERSTOOD THAT IT IS USABLE BY THE PUBLIC FOR ACCIDENT REPORTS, LOCATIONS OF PIPE LINE AND POWER LINE CROSSINGS OF HIGHWAYS, AND FOR LOCATIONS OF ACCESS TO THE HIGHWAY BY FARM DRIVEWAYS. POSTS BEARING DISTINGUISHING NUMBERS WERE ERECTED AT TWO-MILE INTERVALS ON EVERY STATE ROUTE. ALL SECTIONS AND STATIONS MAY BE LOCATED FROM THESE POSTS. RECORDS ARE PERPETUATED ON STRAIGHT LINE DIAGRAMS AND ON PUNCHED CARDS. THE STRAIGHT LINE DIAGRAMS ARE CONSTANTLY REVISED BY THE PLANNING SURVEY, AS CONDITIONS CHANGE. CURRENT STRAIGHT LINE DIAGRAMS ARE KEPT IN THE HANDS OF ALL INTERESTED FIELD AND OFFICE ENGINEERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS. THE PUNCHED CARDS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE OF THE PLANNING SURVEY FOR USE BY THE SURVEY WHEN MORE EXTENSIVE STUDIES ARE REQUIRED THAN MAY BE MADE BY USE OF THE STRAIGHT LINE DIAGRAMS. /AUTHOR/

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    • Makeever, C H
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  • Publication Date: 1948

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 3-11
  • Monograph Title: Highway planning
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  • Accession Number: 00200286
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  • Created Date: Mar 5 1994 12:00AM