System Considerations in Freeway Planning, Design, and Construction

by Joe G. Motheral, (A.M.ASCE), Vice Pres.; De Leuw, Cather International Inc., Taipei, Taiwan,
Timothy J. Gately, Deputy Chf.; Operations Div., U.S. Army Communications Command, Taiwan,
Richard R. Deussen, (M.ASCE), Project Mgr.; Engrg.-Sci., Inc., Taipei, Taiwan,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 2, Pg. 123-139

Document Type: Journal Paper


There are a number of interrelated environmental factors to be considered when dealing with a freeway system. Planning, design and construction of a freeway must take into account noise, air, water quality, resource conservation, ecological factors, transportation design, economics, social factors, and legal and political considerations. A means of measuring the impact of these various environmental elements must be developed along with determining the effect the freeway system has on them. In essence all future ground transportation will consist of a linear pathway traversing the countryside, the same as a freeway which reserves the transportation corridor for whatever the future has in store.

Subject Headings: Social factors | Highways and roads | Economic factors | Political factors | Infrastructure construction | Highway and road design | Air quality | Water conservation

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article


Return to search