Best Practices in Debris Removal

Highway debris represents a traffic safety problem that requires a prompt response from transportation agencies. The most common practice for removal of large debris is for agency personnel to leave their vehicles and remove the debris by hand. This exposes agency workers to safety risks, especially on high speed and/or high volume roadways. Innovative equipment has been introduced to the market which allows for high-speed debris removal, but there has been very little independent research on the safety, effectiveness, or traffic impact of debris removal practices. The objective of this research is to identify effective practices for debris removal for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and outline a training program for implementation of these best practices.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Colorado Department of Transportation

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

      Reeves, David

    • Performing Organizations:

      Colorado State University, Fort Collins

      Fort Collins, CO  USA  80523
    • Principal Investigators:

      Strong, Kelly

    • Start Date: 20121214
    • Actual Completion Date: 20150701
    • Source Data: RiP Project 34593

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01485704
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Colorado Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 50.00
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Jul 4 2013 1:00AM