Vegetation Barriers Around Headwalls of Edge Drains, Final Report

The aggregate and concrete barriers cost about the same to construct. The concrete barriers are providing good performance while the aggregate barriers range from marginal to satisfactory. A few cracks have developed in some concrete barriers. The aggregate barriers after four years of service are becoming overgrown with vegetation. Cut vegetation has a tendency to stay on the headwall where on concrete barriers it tends to blow off. No maintenance charges were claimed for either type of barrier. Aggregate barriers are not recommended.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Contract Numbers:

      ND 98-03

      IM-8-029(025)053, IM

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Marquart, Mike

    • Performing Organizations:

      North Dakota Department of Transportation

      300 Airport Road
      Bismarck, ND  United States  58505
    • Principal Investigators:

      Marquart, Mike

    • Start Date: 19980228
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20031030
    • Source Data: RiP Project 10912

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458614
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: North Dakota Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: ND 98-03, IM-8-029(025)053, IM
    • Files: RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:46PM