HIGHWAY VEGETATION: FOR UTILITY, SAFETY, ECONOMY, AND BEAUTY

"THE COMPLETE HIGHWAY" INCORPORATES FOUR BASIC ELEMENTS INTO ITS DESIGN: UTILITY, SAFETY, ECONOMY, AND BEAUTY. APPROPRIATE VEGETATION IS A PART OF EACH OF THESE REQUIREMENTS. VEGETATION SAFEGUARDS THE UTILITY OF A HIGHWAY BECAUSE IT GENERALLY OFFERS THE MOST PRACTICAL PROTECTION AGAINST EROSION AND RUTTING OF THE ROADSIDES. VEGETATION, PARTICULARLY GRASSES, FORMS A FIRM SOD AND CAN HELP THE DRIVER REGAIN CONTROL OF HIS CAR SHOULD IT ACCIDENTALLY LEAVE THE ROAD. THERE IS SOME EVIDENCE TO SHOW THAT SCENIC HIGHWAYS, BY REDUCING DRIVER TENSION AND FATIGUE, ARE SIGNIFICANTLY SAFER THAN NONSCENIC ONES. MAJOR EMPHASIS CENTERS AROUND ACHIEVING THE MOST SERVICEABLE AND ATTRACTIVE VEGETATION WITH LOWER PLANTING AND MAINTENANCE COSTS. MINIMUM VEGETATIVE PRODUCTION ONCE ESTABLISHED, AND MAXIMUM AUTOMATION OF OPERATIONS ARE KEY OBJECTIVES. AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED IN THE REPORT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Bull 822, 30 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rutgers University, New Brunswick

    New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station
    New Brunswick, NJ  USA  80903
  • Authors:
    • Duell, R W
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00204757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 12 1970 12:00AM