EROSION PREVENTION AND TURF ESTABLISHMENT FOR ROADSIDES

IN EROSION PREVENTION THE ITEM OF FIRST IMPORTANCE MUST BE THE PROTECTION OF THE ROADWAY CORE, ITS SLOPES AND ITS DRAINAGE WAYS. THE MOST ECONOMICAL MEANS OF PREVENTING AND CONTROLLING EROSION ON HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY IS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF GRASSES & LEGUMES. ROAD-CORE PROTECTION IS THE PRIME ITEM AND TURF ESTABLISHMENT A RESULTING FACTOR. FOR RAPID ESTABLISHMENT OF VEGETATIVE COVER TO OCCUR, THE PROPER PLANT SPECIES, NUTRIENTS, SOIL, ENGINEERING FEATURES AND CLIMATE MUST BE BROUGHT TOGETHER. SHOULDERS AND SHOULDER SLOPES ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ROADWAY AREAS FROM THE STANDPOINT OF EROSION PREVENTION. OTHER AREAS IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE ARE: FILL SLOPES, DITCHES, DRAINAGE WAYS AND AREAS AROUND DRAINAGE STRUCTURES, CUT SLOPES, AND OTHER AREAS OUTSIDE THE ROUNDED TOPS OF CUTS, TOES OF FILLS AND SLOPES OF THE DITCHES AND DRAINAGE WAYS. EROSION PREVENTION OF THESE AREAS IS DISCUSSED. COVER OR LAND-SURFACE PROTECTION IS DISCUSSED UNDER TWO MAJOR GROUPS: INORGANIC AND ORGANIC MATERIALS.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 40, No 2, PP 20-23, 2 FIG, 7 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Foote, L E
    • Kill, D L
  • Publication Date: 1970-2

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  • Accession Number: 00204810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1970 12:00AM