Potential Non-Traffic Benefits from a New Highway

by Dudley L. Willis, Resources Recovery Inc, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: National Water Conference

Abstract: The State of Delaware is now in the design/build phase of a major north-south relief highway. Expedient action included an Environmental Impact Statement adequate to show that the project is environmentally sound and the highway project a necessary one. It now appears that a re-statement of the environmental impact criteria to show consideration for human needs, as well as those related to status quo wildlife conditions, would reveal other multi-purpose-land-use possibilities that would be of a value at least equal to that of the proposed new relief highway - and for no more, or possibly less, cost than for only the new relief highway as now being designed. This paper discusses the subject in terms of flood prevention, pest control recreation, groundwater management, and related topics

Subject Headings: Highways and roads | Highway and road design | Human factors | Highway and road conditions | Wildlife | Groundwater management | North America | Delaware | United States

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