Real-Time In-Situ Monitoring of Infiltration-Induced Instability of I-70 Embankment West of the Eisenhower Tunnel

An active landslide on I-70 west of the Eisenhower Tunnel (mileposts 212.0 to 212.1) has been monitored by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for forty years. CDOT currently uses survey and geotechnical staff to record periodic measurements of monuments and below grade instruments. However, there is no installed system that can provide year-round and continuous data on the slide movement. Recent advances in unsaturated hydrology and soil mechanics provide new opportunities to forecast the occurrence of landslides. The objective of this study is to develop a new methodology for in-situ, near real-time forecasting of the stability of highway embankments. The technology can then be deployed at any similar geomorphologic environment.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Colorado Department of Transportation

      4201 East Arkansas Avenue
      Denver, CO  USA  80222
    • Project Managers:

      Khan, Aziz

    • Performing Organizations:

      Colorado School of Mines, Golden

      1500 Illinois Street
      Golden, CO  USA  80401
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lu, Ning

    • Start Date: 20110430
    • Actual Completion Date: 20131231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 28713

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01467907
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Colorado Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 74.92
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:41PM