TRC1803 - Mapping Subsurface Conditions for Transportation Applications

The overarching objective of this research effort is to examine the applicability of using various geophysical methods to map problematic soil and rock conditions along highway alignments. Four sites will be tested (two in Phase I and two in Phase II) where shallow bedrock exists or where slope stability problems exist. The advantages, benefits, costs, and limitations of each geophysical method will be examined in Phase I of the project and the preferred geophysical equipment/method will be chosen and purchased as part of Phase II. In Phase ll, two sites will be tested to further examine the accuracy of the method and develop best practices for field testing. Finally, training and a testing guidebook will be provided to AHTD on the use of the equipment/method.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $451,912
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Arkansas Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 2261
      Little Rock, AR  United States  72203
    • Project Managers:

      Phillips, Patrick

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

      4190 Bell Engineering
      Civil Engineering
      Fayetteville, Arkansas  United States  72701
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wood, Clint

      Bernhardt, M. L.

    • Start Date: 20170626
    • Expected Completion Date: 20221231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01698866
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Arkansas Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: TRC1803
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Mar 14 2019 11:38AM