Road environmental impact assessment in the conceptual design stage - example of the Kragujevac - Mrčajevci motorway

  • Sanja Fric University of Belgrade, Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Vladan Ilić University of Belgrade, Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Miloš Lukić University of Belgrade, Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Dejan Gavran University of Belgrade, Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Filip Trpčevski University of Belgrade, Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Stefan Vranjevac University of Belgrade, Faculty of Civil Engineering
Keywords: Conceptual design, Environment, Impact assessment, Variants comparison, Ecological criteria

Abstract

The construction of new motorway routes leaves lasting consequences on the nature and the living world along the corridor through which the adopted motorway alignment extends. Therefore, it is necessary that in the initial stage of the project (Conceptual design) the analysis of all potential impacts of the motorway on the environment be done very rigorously. The subject of this paper is the road environmental impact assessment methodology implemented in conceptual design of Kragujevac - Mrčajevci motorway. Within the motorway environmental assessment for different variants of motorway corridor, traffic noise, air pollution, rainwater and groundwater pollution, soil pollution, climate change, occupation of surfaces for expropriation and other relevant impacts were investigated. In the paper the methodology used to assess the initial ("zero") state of the environment in the studied area was briefly described. In addition,  the methodology based on which the project alternatives were compared regarding environmental requirements was also presented, and finally, what was the conclusion of such a comparison.

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Published
2021-03-19
How to Cite
Fric, S., Ilić, V., Lukić, M., Gavran, D., Trpčevski, F., & Vranjevac, S. (2021). Road environmental impact assessment in the conceptual design stage - example of the Kragujevac - Mrčajevci motorway. Put I Saobracaj, 67(1), 7-18. https://doi.org/10.31075/PIS.67.01.02