Development of a Stormwater/Infiltration Systems for Urban Highways using Permeable Lightweight Cellular Concrete, Phase I

The research team proposes developing a decentralized stormwater detention system using permeable cellular concrete (PLCC) as an "underground" detention/infiltration material. This system will benefit urban roadways where land or utility constraints do not allow for conventional detention and stormwater treatment. The team believes the underground storage and infiltration of runoff can reduce the negative impacts of urban flooding on safety and roadway durability. This decentralized system will also benefit downstream waterways and groundwater by minimizing erosion, improving aquatic ecology, and providing in situ stormwater quality treatment.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $79860
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life Extension

    Washington State University
    Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Pullman, Washington  United States  99164

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life Extension

    Washington State University
    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Pulman, Washington  United States  99163
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bartlett, Steven

    Pickering, Nigel

  • Start Date: 20210701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220630
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Subprogram: Transportation Infrastructure Durability and Life Extension

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01780855
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability and Life-Extension
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551947137
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2021 3:07PM