Geometric Design Projects for Highways: An Introduction

by John G. Schoon, Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-941-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-941-4 (ISBN-10), 1993, Soft Cover, Pg. 136

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This book provides an introduction to geometric design of highways by means of examaples and projects that emphasize basic specifications, approaches to preliminary route selection, alignment, drainage, cost, and environmental concerns. Intended as a supplementary text to standard texts on highway engineering for undergraduate and post-graduate university courses, it presents projects from the initial provision of a topographic map and specifications through to the cost estimate of a particular highway. The ability to connect the various aspects of highway geometric design in terms of a complete project is stressed to assist students and practitioners understand the design linkages inherent in the design process related to topography and design policy. While intended primarily for university instruction at undergraduate and graduate levels, the book may also be of benefit to transportation and land-use planners wishing to become familiar with the major features of geometric design as it relates to other forms of infrastructure development.

Subject Headings: Highway and road design | Highway engineering | Project management | Geometrics | Undergraduate study | Topography | Hydraulic design


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