NEW CONCEPTS IN THE REALIZATION OF PLANTATIONS WITHIN ROADS AREA PUBLISHEDIoan Maliţa, Florian Maliţa
In general, the plantations raise multiple technical problems, which are quite complex since the plantations represent a natural protection directly influenced by rough weather actions and noxious effects produced by road traffic. The paper presents a new approach of the realization of plantations and refers to new ways of realizing them, taking into account the role the plantations play in the road aesthetics and in the safety of road traffic and the protection of roads against rough weather conditions (snow storm, high temperatures, etc.). In addition, it has been studied the realization of plantation shelter belts in the areas considered to be predisposed to snows or wind actions, the belts being composed by rows of scrubs or short-sized plantation in order not to endanger human lives in case of traffic accidents. The paper proposes this manner of positioning the plantation after having attentively analyzed the traffic accidents caused by the existing plantations and after having counted sectors predisposed to snow-drift and calculated the cost of maintaining the roads’ stability in these situations.
plantation; plantation shelter belts; road