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C6 Slope and Road Drainage

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G. J. Hearn
G. J. Hearn
URS Scott Wilson Ltd, Scott House, Alençon Link, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7PP, UK
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T. Hunt
T. Hunt
URS Scott Wilson Ltd, Scott House, Alençon Link, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7PP, UK
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Published:
January 01, 2011

Abstract

Good drainage is a key element in the satisfactory functioning of all roads. In hilly and mountainous areas especially, drainage management is critical to the performance and stability of a road and its structures. Within very short periods of time intense rainfall can lead to landslides and extensive erosion on slopes, while sediment-laden storm runoff can cause blockage to drainage structures and scour of foundations and fill slopes. The control of surface water must therefore be uppermost in the minds of those responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of mountain roads.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Slope Engineering for Mountain Roads

Geological Society of London
Volume
24
ISBN electronic:
9781862393868
Publication date:
January 01, 2011

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