Evaluation of the Ohio Department of Transportation's Current Storm Sewer Cleaning Operations

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) maintains 43,000 lane miles of roadway to ensure the safe travel of the public throughout Ohio. Pavement conditions play a major role in the efficiency and safety of the traveling public. The public's increasing demands for roadways clear of potholes and cracks translate into ODOT's continued efforts of exploring methods to extend the lifespan of quality roadways without a considerable increase in budget. This research will be conducted in two phases. The goal of Phase 1 is to conduct an in depth analysis of ODOT's current practice of cleaning drainage infrastructure and provide recommendations on how to improve safety, productivity and cost effectiveness. Phase 2 will perform in-field analysis of approved methods and/or equipment from Phase 1 and is contingent upon the successful completion of Phase 1 and the written authorization of the ODOT Research Section.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $773,272.14
  • Contract Numbers:




  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Martindale, Jill

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Akron

    College of Engineering
    Akron, OH  United States  44325
  • Principal Investigators:

    Schneider, William

  • Start Date: 20170717
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190401
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190401

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01641349
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 30585, 135494, 104899
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 20 2017 1:36PM