Published: 2016-02-04

Construction and strengthening of road slopes

Marian Głażewski , Konrad Piechowicz


Construction of roads by passes and express roads drastically impacts natural environment. All of road earth constructions, especially road slopes, are exposed to the process of surface erosion during construction and then operation. Elimination of erosion effects takes up about 20% of earth work total cost. That is why the effective protection of slope surface against negative impact of denudation factors is very important. In the paper the methods of slope reinforcement in earth constructions, especially applying natural methods, are presented. Together with road earthworks, technical and biological reinforcement of shoulders must be made, and vegetation of grass on the slopes should be developed up to three-leaf stage. Also pratotechnic works (seedind, fertilization, mowing) should be done regularly.

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Głażewski, M., & Piechowicz, K. (2016). Construction and strengthening of road slopes. Roads and Bridges - Drogi I Mosty, 8(2), 5–31. Retrieved from

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