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Geometric Design Projects for Highways

Geometric Design Projects for Highways

Geometric Design Projects for Highways

An Introduction, Second Edition

John G. Schoon, Ph.D.

ASCE Press

2000 / 166 pp.

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This book provides an overall perspective of the various elements that contribute to highway design and explains how they interact to create a basis for the preliminary route selection and design. Projects are followed from the initial provision of a topographic map and specifications through to the investment and user cost estimates of a particular highway. Vertical and horizontal alignment, drainage issues, and potential environmental impacts are also discussed. 

Structured to complement highway design theory described in existing texts and design guidelines and to supplement these in a typical highway design course, this book may be used in classes for senior undergraduate or graduate students. This volume expands on environmental reporting concerns; presents a discussion of economic cost analysis and its applications; includes an outline of route selection and design methods aided by digital terrain and computerized alignment modeling; and furthers realism of design and evaluation in the classroom.

In addition, this book can serve as a supplementary text for a short-course on geometric design for practicing engineers and as a practical resource for transportation and land-use planners.

About the Author
John G. Schoon, Ph.D., is a senior research fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Transportation Research Group, of the University of Southampton, U.K., and professor emeritus of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

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