Culvert Information Management System (CIMS) Demo

Inspections of many of the older culverts currently in use in NJ, both along side and under roadways, have shown a deteriorated condition state. If this deterioration is not addressed within the next several years, many areas will exhibit soil transfer from under the culvert resulting in erosion and/or collapse. A culvert collapse may result in the above roadway flooding and settling, or itself collapsing, which would prove very costly in terms of traffic delays and roadway repair. A research study done for NJDOT Maintenance investigated the deterioration of corrugated steel culvert pipes (CSCP). For this study, CSCP inspection information was linked to the straight line diagrams (SLD) for ease of identification and location of current inspection data across NJ. NJDOT Maintenance has identified the ability to access and analyze the large amount of culvert data for the drainage system as a significant problem, and recognizes its importance with respect to meeting both GASB-34 asset management requirements and NJDEP storm water management reporting requirements. This study is a demonstration project to develop the tools needed for a future deployment of a large scale Culvert Information Management System (CIMS) which will include many types of culverts. The CIMS demonstration done for this pilot study and the database created will include several culvert types (steel, concrete, plastic, aluminum, etc.), in different regions of the state, different condition states, and different soils that are representative of the storm water drainage system throughout NJ.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    NJIT 68


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  USA  08625
  • Project Managers:

    Potapa, Stefanie

    Sasor, Robert

  • Performing Organizations:

    New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark

    Center for Transportation Studies and Research
    University Heights, 225 Colton Hall
    Newark, NJ  USA  07102
  • Principal Investigators:

    Meegoda, Jay

  • Start Date: 20070101
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090801
  • Source Data: RiP Project 14447

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464818
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: NJIT 68, FHWA-NJ-2009-017
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:50PM