The Design and Construction Of The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway

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Title: The Design and Construction Of The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway

Author(s): R. E. Toms and J. W. Johnson

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 28

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 563-584

Keywords: none

Date: 4/1/1932

Abstract:
Traffic and aesthetic considerations were paramount in the design of the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Two traffic problems had to be solved: one at the crossing of the Memorial highway and the main Washington Richmond road, and the other at the Mt. Vernon minus in providing parking facilities and reversing the flow of traffic. The design of the highway and grade separations is described. A description of the construction includes the following items: riprap, face stone, hydraulic fills, grading, bridges, paving and lighting.