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Published by Macmillan Co. of Australia in South Melbourne .
Written in English


  • Roads -- Design and construction.,
  • Traffic engineering.,
  • Roads -- Interchanges and intersections.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRobin T. Underwood.
LC ClassificationsTE175 .U43 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 386 p. :
Number of Pages386
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1303670M
ISBN 100732905850
LC Control Number92170264

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The Geometric Design of Roads Handbook covers the design of the visible elements of the road—its horizontal and vertical alignments, the cross-section, intersections, and interchanges. Good practice allows the smooth and safe flow of traffic as well as easy maintenance. Geometric design is covered in depth. Unlike the advances made in building, ship, and aircraft design, road design is still carried out in a traditional way which is more that fifty years old. Starting from the traditional design Reviews: 1. m) UTG 1: Geometric Design of Urban Arterials n) UTG Guidelines for the Geometric Design of Commercial and Industrial Local Streets. o) UTG 5: Geometric Design of Urban Collector Roads p) UTG 7: Geometric design of Local Residential Streets. q) Road Traffic signs Manual (June ) r) CoCT: .   The geometric design of roads is the branch of highway engineering concerned with the positioning of the physical elements of the roadway according to standards and constraints.