Determine time and distance
Major road junctions.
Note the location and characteristics
of major road junctions.
Note traffic density at
critical points to avoid peak periods.
Also, note any
variations in traffic density.
Suitable areas for short halts, refueling points, mess halts,
and bivouac sites. You may use the map to confirm the areas.
At a minimum, ensure that the areas--
are large enough to
have an acceptable internal road network.
are level and well-drained.
contain sufficient space for required facilities.
Routes which will give maximum protection from hostile ground
or air attack. Note routes that offer little protection from
Steep grades and curves.
Note the percent of slopes and
length of grades which are 7 percent or greater.
sharp curves whose radius of curvature is less than 30 meters
(100 feet). These areas slow the convoy down and make ideal
Traffic control devices.
Note the locations of all traffic
control devices along the route. Note not only those traffic
control devices currently in use, but also ones which could be
Location of detours and bypasses. Ensure detours and bypasses
accommodate convoy traffic. If not, you may need to select an
Location of tunnels and bridges.
Note the locations and
limiting dimensions of tunnels and bridges to include suitable
Then you must coordinate with the engineers for
restrictions, bridge load limits, and other restrictions.
Several bridges may not support