Civil Engineering

3 Objects of Highway Survey

The highway survey is carried out to achieve the following objects, here 3 objects are described below:

Objects of Highway Survey
Objects of Highway Survey
  1. To examine a number of alternative alignments and to choose the most appropriate alignment.
  2. To avoid delay, extra cost and complications in execution of work. This may occur in absence of proper highway survey.
  3. To avoid the probable failure such as embankment subsidence, land-slides, erosion etc. This may occur in absence of proper investigations.

Instrument Used in Highway Survey

The instrument generally used in highway survey ar abney level, tangent clinometer, chain, metallic tape, prismatic compass, leveling instrument, plane table, theodolite.

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