Evaluate ODOT's Current Berm Compaction Process For Cost Effective Alternatives

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is seeing an increase truck traffic from exploration and development. It is taking a toll on berms in the radius turns and maintenance crews from Monroe and Vinton County are required to fix the berms in a timely manner. This research will be conducted in two phases. The goal of Phase 1 is to conduct an in depth analysis of ODOT's current process for berm compaction and provide recommendations on how to improve safety, production and cost effectiveness. The research team will work closely with ODOT District 10, Monroe and Vinton County maintenance crews. It will conduct a comprehensive look at how ODOT currently performs berm compaction and will provide recommendations on how to increase safety, efficiency and decrease costs. An analysis of the historical data and past practices will also be provided. 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: Active
    • Funding: $468,754.03
    • 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:

      Ohio University, Athens

      Athens, OH  United States  45701
    • Principal Investigators:

      Nazzal, Munir

    • Start Date: 20170803
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200503
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01643050
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 30649
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 4 2017 2:07PM