Stabilizing Embankment by Using Geosynthetic Reinforcement

On some highway construction projects limited rock quantities are available to use as stable embankment material. Stabilizing embankments with geosynthetic reinforcement is a suitable option in situations like these and is now a common practice. This project will develop best practices guidance on geosynthetic reinforcement and its use in construction and design applications including guidelines for identifying and assessing the optimal condition of soil, performance measures, construction specifications, design criteria, and embankment geometry.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $290000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sun, Charlie

    • Start Date: 20220701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01860994
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR23-635
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 12 2022 12:57PM