Long-Term Performance and Life-Cycle Costs of Stormwater Best Management Practices

The objective of this research was to develop guidelines for the selection and maintenance of highway-related stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) based on long-term performance and life-cycle costs. For each broad category of BMP type, while providing flexibility to address the local context (e.g., topography, geology, climate, urban versus rural, soil type, site constraints), the final products provide decision-making guidance on the following: (1) Defining long-term performance and selecting appropriate performance measures; (2) Predicting long-term performance, service life, and maintenance costs based on the best current information and practice; (3) Determining appropriate inspection schedules and procedures; (4) Determining appropriate maintenance schedules and procedures; (5) Incorporating long-term performance and life-cycle costs into the BMP selection process; (6) Ensuring that funding, staffing, and training requirements are understood and considered by all relevant functional areas within the transportation agency for the selection, installation, inspection, and maintenance of BMPs; and (7) Identifying life-cycle data collection and analysis protocols to facilitate future evaluation of long-term BMP performance.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $550000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 25-40

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    RBF Consulting

  • Principal Investigators:

    Taylor, Scott

  • Start Date: 20120423
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140623
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37503

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543198
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 25-40
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2014 1:00AM