WIT Press


Using CIS To Site The Beirut-South Mountain Highway (SMH)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/GIS980181

Volume

21

Pages

11

Published

1998

Size

965 kb

Author(s)

S. Sadek, I. Kaysi & M. Bedran

Abstract

Lebanon is emerging from a very destructive 15-year long period of civil strife. As the reconstruction effort of the devastated Lebanese infrastructure intensifies, new roads and highways are being studied, designed and making their way towards execution. One of the most critical traffic concerns is associated with the Southern entrance to the capital, Beirut. A number of solutions are envisaged. They include the provision for a mountain highway linking the Khaldeh area at the southern outskirts of Beirut, to the town of Damour 12km to the South. A CIS decision-aid platform developed by the authors was used to establish the optimal alignment for the proposed Beirut-South Mountain Highway (SMH). Results of this case study demonstrate the advantages of the use of

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