Stabilizing Steep Embankment and Cut Slopes

This project demonstrates a technique for stabilizing steep cut and embankment slopes on weathering (highly erodible) soils. A specially designed anchoring system allows employing a stabilization material (geocells) normally suitable only for much flatter slopes. Remaining activity is to document performance of the technique.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Track and Components


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Railroad Administration

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

    Plotkin, Don

  • Performing Organizations:

    Shannon & Wilson, Incorporated

    Seattle, WA  United States 
  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30804

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465229
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:57PM