THE ART AND SCIENCE OF ROADSIDE DEVELOPMENT

ROADSIDE DEVELOPMENT WAS INVESTIGATED FROM ALL FACETS. A HISTORY OF EFFORTS TO GUIDE THE PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF ROADSIDE DEVELOPMENT TO AMERICAS RAPIDLY GROWING HIGHWAY SYSTEM IS SUMMARIZED. THE PRIMARY PREMISE THAT HIGHWAY LOCATION AND DESIGN MUST BE ATTRACTIVE AS WELL AS UTILI- TARIAN HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDE THE RIGHT OF WAY LAND, SCENIC AREAS, AND LAND ADJACENT TO THE HIGHWAY. CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN HIGHWAY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION IS EMPHASIZED. EROSION CONTROL, LANDSCAPE PLANTINGS, ROADSIDE REST AREAS, SCENIC TURNOUTS AND OVERLOOKS ARE DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF PLANNING, DESIGN, AND MATERIALS. SAFETY, MAINTENANCE, AND FUTURE ASPECTS OF ROADSIDE DEVELOPMENT ARE ALSO CONSIDERED. LEGAL AUTHORITY AND TECHNIQUES FOR DEVELOP- MENT ARE APPENDED.

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  • Publication Date: 1966

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  • Accession Number: 00204588
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Nov 18 1994 12:00AM