Practical Highway Esthetics

Committee on Geometrics and Esthetics of Highway Location and Design, Highway Division of ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-096-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-096-4 (ISBN-10), 1977, Soft Cover, Pg. 79

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This guide helps engineers, highway designers, university students, and others design practical, yet tasteful highways by combining a broad range of information in one publication. Topics this guide covers include the outward view; esthetics, driver behavior and highway safety; fitting the highway to the terrain; continuity of line and grade; highway location; merging the highway into the landscape; the right-of-way; highway vegetation; highway structures and road furniture; improving the appearance of existing highways; three-dimensional coordination of vertical and horizontal alignment; and contoured grading plans.

Subject Headings: Highway and road structures | Highway and road design | Highway engineering | Aesthetics | Driver behavior | Structural behavior | Structural safety | Traffic safety


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