Geosynthetic Design and Specification Review and Update

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) routinely uses geosynthetics for soil stabilization, soil reinforcement, separation, mechanically stabilized earthen structures, embankments, drainage, erosion control, pavement, and silt fences. The department's specifications and design practices have not been updated for approximately six years and, therefore, do not account for new technologies, design practices or geosynthetics. The main objective of this project is to update Alaska's geosynthetic design guidelines and construction specifications to provide for the most economical geosynthetic selection while minimizing conflicts and promoting competition.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $70000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

    Division of Program Develpment
    3132 Channel Drive
    Juneau, AK  United States  99801
  • Project Managers:

    Parsons, Angela

  • Performing Organizations:

    Western Transportation Institute

    Montana State University
    P.O. Box 174250
    Bozeman, MT  United States  59717-4250
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cuelho, Eli

  • Start Date: 20110622
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20121231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28811

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463398
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Western Transportation Institute
  • Contract Numbers: 4W3615
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:23PM