6 Requirements of an Ideal Highway Alignment
Following are the 6 basics requirements of an ideal highway alignment:
The alignment should be short so as to make the road project economical. To meet this requirement, the alignment should be as straight as possible.
The alignment should be such that it is easy to construct and maintain the road with minimum problems.
The alignment should be safe for traffic operation. It should be safe for the construction and maintenance of the road.
The alignment should be economical in its cost of construction, maintenance and traffic operations.
The alignment should be such that it would offer maximum utility by serving maximum population and products.
6. Natural Aspects
The alignment should have good natural aspect.
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