Adaptation of Transportation Infrastructure to Global Climate Change Effects: Implications for Design and Implementation
This appendix to a Peer Workshop report issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a short overview of the need to adapt transportation planning and construction practices to the effects of climate change. It summarizes likely climate change impacts to transportation infrastructure. Topics covered include prioritizing the use of resources, performing environmental impact reviews, including climate impacts in the design and construction of infrastructure projects, and the need to account for climate change in maintenance and operations.
In order to maintain access to this website, we are linking to an archived version of the website saved on September 22, 2015. The original link can be found here: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/processes/statewide/practices/climate_workshop/climatech06.cfm.
Publication Date: December 2008
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