Integrated Strategy for Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials in Great Lakes Commercial Ports

Dredged material management options for Great Lakes commercial ports are diminishing. Many existing confined disposal facilities (CDFs) serving these ports are at or near capacity and high costs plus limited new site availability make prospects for new or expanded capacity increasingly unlikely. Restrictions on dredging have severe implications for freight movement in the North American midcontinent. Beneficial use (BU) of dredged materials as an alternative source of material for habitat restoration, earthworks, and transportation-related construction is emerging as a potentially attractive approach to sustainable material management in the region. This project builds directly upon previous efforts by the proposal team funded under National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) RI-8: "Beneficial Use of Dredging Materials from Harbors and Channels." These previous efforts include planning of the recent beneficial use summit and development of a beneficial use technical framework. The proposed work plan is a natural extension of those efforts.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $152892.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    1415 Engineering Drive
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Principal Investigators:

    Likos, Bill

  • Start Date: 20140801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150731
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38284

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547322
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0020
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 6 2014 1:00AM