Installation & Performance Testing of Ditch Checks & Inlet Protection Structures

A series of check dams will be tested at the site as per Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT's) recommendation. The testing procedure closely follows D7208-06 (Methods and Standards for Testing Temporary Ditch Check) which is described below in detail. (Similar procedure will be used for measuring the performance of other ditch checks in future as per IDOT's recommendation). The project investigators will consult and discuss the details of each method with the Technical Review Committee of IDOT for this project. The specific objectives of this proposal are to: (1) Evaluate the performance of ditch checks in different slope conditions; (2) Install and evaluate the performance of inlet protection devices; (3) Help IDOT in refining the specifications of ditch checks and inlet protection devices; and (4) Provide demonstration and training to IDOT on the installation and effectiveness of ditch checks and inlet protection measures.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Performing Organizations:

      Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

      2902 Newmark Drive
      Champaign, IL  United States  61822

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Agricultural and Biological Engineering
      1304 W. Pennsylvania
      Urbana, IL  United States  61801
    • Principal Investigators:

      Garcia, Marcelo

      Svendsen, Niels

      Howard, Heidi

      Kalita, Prasanta

    • Start Date: 20110615
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20160107
    • Source Data: RiP Project 32373

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480005
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-102
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 27 2013 1:01AM