Develop Guidelines for Evaluation of Embankment Conditions in Bridge Approach Slabs and Pavement Structures

Distresses of bridge approach slabs (BAS) and nearby pavement structures on roadway embankments are often caused by poor conditions in the embankments. The goal of this project is to develop guidelines for (1) evaluations of roadway embankment conditions and (2) maintenance strategies. The research team will (a) conduct literature review and survey to synthesize information about the current state of the practice for embankment evaluations and repairs, (b) locate field test sections for new evaluations and monitoring of past repair performance, (c) conduct field investigations of the test sections and develop evaluation guidelines for embankment conditions, (d) identify causes of distresses and classify them, (e) develop maintenance strategies for the classified distress types and mechanisms, and conduct pilot field applications, and (f) develop training materials for Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $716614
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Jensen, Darrin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Transportation (TechMRT)

    Texas Tech University
    Box 41023
    Lubbock, TX  United States  79409-1023
  • Principal Investigators:

    Seo, Hoyoung

  • Start Date: 20230901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20260831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01894806
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7173
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 2023 1:54PM