Slope Failure Risk Analysis

This study is a continuation of work that Contractor conducted in 2014. At that time, Contractor's staff had recently been involved in several projects involving catastrophic and expensive slope failures along highways in Minnesota. Continuing the research and analysis will allow further probing into the relationship between slope failure and the predictive factors, and identify the most important factors in predicting slope failure, with the intention of developing a slope failure model. The objective is to develop a geographic information system (GIS) based slope failure risk model that could be used to identify areas of low, medium, and high susceptibility to slope failure in a region. The model will be applied to one or two counties in Minnesota, and the results will be presented in map format showing areas where slope failure is likely, and showing the expected level of risk.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155

    Local Road Research Board

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St. Paul, Minnesota  United States  55155-1899
  • Project Managers:

    Sullivan, Dan

  • Performing Organizations:

    Barr Engineering Company

    4300 MarketPlace Drive
    Suite 200
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55435
  • Principal Investigators:

    Mohseni, Omid

  • Start Date: 20160517
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01601907
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 1002142
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 15 2016 11:38AM