Accession Number : ADA113248

Title :   Innovative Roadway Design for Recreation Areas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV MISSISSIPPI STATE

Personal Author(s) : Epps,James W ; Corey,Marion W ; Cullinane,M John

PDF Url : ADA113248

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Access and circulation roads are estimated to contribute approximately 60% of the costs associated with recreation area development. The planning and design of recreational area roads may be viewed as a three-phase process involving: (1) routing of the traffic flow based on destinational analysis; (2) geometric design of the roadway system; and (3) design of appropriate pavement structures. The accomplishment of each of these phases has depended heavily on traditional highway design practice with a resultant cost penalty. In recognition of the need for the application of the latest roadway planning and design techniques, a review of available literature on the topic was accomplished. The objective was to develop information that will assist Corps of Engineers Districts in optimizing the design and operation of recreation area roadway systems. Efforts have been directed at four categories of roadway planning and design activities where cost savings may be anticipated: (1) development of new planning and design techniques; (2) revision of geometric design criteria, (3) investigation of new pavement materials and design techniques, and (4) development of rapid and effective maintenance methods.

Descriptors :   *Roads, *Construction, *Recreation, Civil engineering, Highways, Planning, Routing, Traffic, Standards, Pavements, Construction materials, Road building equipment, Optimization, Maintenance, Operational effectiveness

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE