Evaluation of Ecological Impact of Roads Function of Their Technical Condition and the Intensity of Traffic Flow (II). Practical Approach. Case Studies and Technical Reccomnadations

Tomme: 64 (68) | Fascicle: 3 | 2018
Pages: 109-124
Abstract text:
The first part of the paper, Part one, after describing the main environmental indicators and various chains of causality taken into account for the evaluation of the negative ecological impact of roads, presents the influence of pavement condition, including distresses and roughness and the intensity of traffic flow on the environment. Based on the theoretical investigation conducted in Part one, in the second part of the paper, Part Two, specific environmental classes of impact have been conceived and proposed, in order to be used in practice for the evaluation of actual ecological status of road transport system. Finally, technical recommendations for reducing the actual levels of ecological impact, based on the results of significant case studies conducted on national road NR 28 are presented.
Key Words:
pavements; road roughness; pavement condition; ecological impact; traffic intensity

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Author(s) Information

Radu Andrei
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services
Email: radu.andrei.d@gmail.com
Mihaela Condurat
Affiliation: Regional Directorate of Roads and Bridges Iaşi, Romanian National Company of Road Infrastructure Management, Iaşi, Romania

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