Road location

Authored by: Robert A. Douglas

Low-Volume Road Engineering: Design, Construction, and Maintenance

Print publication date:  December  2015
Online publication date:  January  2016

Print ISBN: 9781482212631
eBook ISBN: 9781482212655
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Through road location, the designer chooses the best corridor for the road; through geometric design, the designer lays out the alignment of the route’s centerline on the ground within the corridor. One first does the road location, selecting/defining a corridor, and then does the geometric design for the alignment within the corridor. This chapter covers road location, and then chapters on road classification and geometric design follow, classification being a prerequisite to geometric design.

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