Integrated Bridge, Transportation Network, and Community Resilience Framework for Nebraska

Climate-related disasters, such as flooding, routinely damage infrastructure, weaken economies, and significantly impact communities within the country and within Nebraska. Since 1980, 338 climate-related disasters in the United States have incurred damage exceeding $1 billion (NOAA 2022). The average number of billion-dollar disasters per year has more than doubled from 7.7 events to 17.8 events over the past 5 years and is expected to continue to increase. The State of Nebraska Long-Term Recovery and Resilience Plan specifically identifies efficient assessment, restoration, and revitalization of infrastructure systems as a priority, and the state transportation network is critical to state climate resilience. Nebraska Department of Transportation's (NDOT's) Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) identified "secure and resilient transportation" as one of its six overarching goals to achieve by 2040. Climate-related disasters, such as flooding, can have initially catastrophic impacts, such as structural collapse, critical route closures, and casualties; however, the impacts can also cascade due to the interdependencies of modern communities. Given the anticipated increased frequency of major flood events combined with the potentially devastating impacts, it is critical for the state of Nebraska and the Department of Transportation to increase resilience to future hazards.


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    • Status: Inactive
    • Funding: $200877
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Nebraska Department of Transportation

      1500 Nebraska 2
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68502
    • Project Managers:

      Halsey, Lieska

    • Principal Investigators:

      Wittich, Christine

      Roohi, Milad

    • Start Date: 20240701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20260531
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01920505
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Nebraska Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 4 2024 8:59AM