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NCHRP Synthesis 20-05/Topic 04-04 [Final (Synthesis)]

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[ NCHRP 20-05 (Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices) ]

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THIS REPORT OF THE HIGHWAY RESEARCH BOARD RECORDS CURRENT PRACTICES IN THE DEVELOPMENT, OPERATION, AND MAINTENANCE OF REST AREAS, AND PRESENTS GUIDELINES THAT PAST EXPERIENCES SUGGEST WILL PRODUCE, IN MOST INSTANCES, GENERALLY ACCEPTABLE FULFILLMENT OF MOTORIST REQUIREMENTS. THE SELECTION OF SUCH INDIVIDUAL ITEMS AS SPACING, LOCATION, SIZE, PARKING FACILITIES, BUILDINGS, CONVENIENCE CENTERS, WATER SUPPLY, SEWAGE DISPOSAL, TOGETHER WITH OPERATION AND MAINTENACE, ARE DISCUSSED. IT WAS FELT THAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WAS NEEDED IN THE AREAS OF: (1) AN OPERATIONS AND DESIGN MANUAL; (2) HOW TO ACHIEVE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS SET FOR 1983; (3) INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION; (4) TRAFFIC COUNTING REST AREAS; (5) PROVISION FOR ADDITIONAL SERVICES AT THE REST AREAS.

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