A Risk-Based Flood-Planning Strategy for Vermont's Roadway Network

This project proposes to expand the Network Robustness Index (NRI) to specifically focus on disruptions to Vermont's roadway network caused by flooding. The project will identify the links in the state-wide network that are most critical to the operational functionality of the state's roadway system and quantify the impacts associated with flooding episodes, like the ones which occurred in northern Vermont in the Spring of 2011 and in southern Vermont in August 2011. The project will rank-order the most vulnerable links using a risk-based probability approach that takes into account the likelihood a particular link will be flooded, the expected reduction in capacity on those links due to flooding, and the dynamic re-routing of travelers. High-priority links can be fortified either by improving drainage or retrofitting the roadway to prevent impacts from extreme rainfall and snowfall.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $64995.00
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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
  • Project Managers:

    Aultman-Hall, Lisa

  • Performing Organizations:

    UVM Transportation Center

    University of Vermont
    210 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT  United States  05405
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sullivan, James

    Novak, David

  • Start Date: 20120601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140901
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29920

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569115
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: UVM Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0018, 027011
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2015 2:46AM