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Title: Highway development

Author: Harvard, Peter M.; Chaplin, Bernard L.;

Date: 1979

Source: In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 44-47

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Highways are something we see, and some-thing we see the landscape from. They exert tremendous visual influence on our national landscape and will continue to do so. While most interstate mileage is in place, major unbuilt urban segments remain, and rural and suburban trunk roads are receiving renewed emphasis. Nationwide programs of bridge replacement, safety and environmental improvements, changing design speeds, and the public's demand for a high quality visual environment will all have their effect.

Highways are the cumulative product of numerous small decisions, from corridor location through alignment selection, design, construction and maintenance. Through simulation techniques and effective public involvement, we can minimize and mitigate these cumulative impacts.

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Harvard, Peter M.; Chaplin, Bernard L. 1979. Highway development. In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 44-47

 


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