Understanding the Impacts of Climate Change on the I-95 Corridor in Maryland and Delaware

The Boston Norfolk (BOSFOLK) corridor is vulnerable to climate change. Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and states in the corridor need to integrate mitigation of and adaptation to climate change into their planning, design and construction practices as the infrastructure of today will be impacted by climate change in the future. Our objective is to develop an outline of guidelines for states and MPOs in the corridor to recognize the impacts of global climate change in the planning, design and construction of the corridor. This includes: 1. Reviewing ongoing relevant research related to climate change in the corridor 2. Developing a catalog of expected impacts and actions 3. Developing a process for exploring the impacts of climate change 4. Understanding how the impacts of climate change can be factored into the planning process. 5. Exploring how design and construction practices may have to change to mitigate climate change and adapt to the impacts of climate change. We will build on past work in other states and areas, explore the impacts of one aspect of climate change, sea level rise, on the I-95 and Northeast rail corridor in Maryland and Delaware, and then develop guidelines for states and MPOs along the corridor.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $50605.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Delaware, Newark

      Department of Civil Engineering
      301 DuPont Hall
      Newark, DE  United States  19716
    • Principal Investigators:

      McNeil, Sue

      Ames, David

    • Start Date: 20080901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20100830
    • Source Data: RiP Project 23136

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    • Accession Number: 01461989
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Delaware Center for Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0026
    • Files: UTC, RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:56PM