Transportation Planning for Floods - Phase IV

A major problem associated with flood events is that many roads become impassible or passable at a highly reduced speed. The first year of this project was focused on developing a decision support tool to reflect the impact of flooding on roads and quickly compute new routes for potential flooding scenarios. The project team was able to establish new measures that reflect the accessibility of different locations after flooding events. In the second year, the team used this accessibility measure to help make location and delivery decisions for a disaster. Much of the disaster relief literature looks at issues such as how to locate temporary emergency supply points, allocate limited resources among these supply points, and make deliveries to those affected but without considering the impact of the disaster itself. In the third year, the project team started an important mitigation component for their work to include improvements on transportation network (e.g. elevating or protecting roads). Can the impact on transportation network after the flood event be reduced with select mitigation options?


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $155,800
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Mid-America Transportation Center

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
  • Project Managers:

    Stearns, Amy

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Iowa

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    4105 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
    Iowa City, IA  United States  52242
  • Principal Investigators:

    Campbell, Ann

  • Start Date: 20201124
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211231
  • Actual Completion Date: 20230630
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: RiP Project 91994-78

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01842982
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2022 9:57AM