The Impact of Hurricane Harvey on Pavement Structures in the South East Texas and South West Louisiana

Hurricane Harvey is considered the worst natural disaster in the history of Texas. Harvey brought one of the most intense rainfall recorded in continental United States. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches (1,000 mm) of rain as the system meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing catastrophic flooding. Hence, the objective of this project is to evaluate the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey to road structures in the SE Texas and SW Louisiana by comparing the strength of pavement structures before and after the hurricane, as reflected by material properties and surface deflections. The damage evaluation will provide a quantitative estimate of the increased maintenance and rehabilitation costs for pavement structures in the regions, and will indicate the pavement structural configurations and material most affected by flooding. This will help highway, county, city and airport authorities in flood prone areas in their process of estimating maintenance and rehabilitation costs and of planning and designing a more resilient infrastructure.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 18PUTA02

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $157999
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747106

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)

    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Project Managers:

    Romanoschi, Stefan

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas, Arlington

    Dept. of Civil Engineering
    Box 19308
    Arlington, TX  United States  76019
  • Principal Investigators:

    Romanoschi, Stefan

  • Start Date: 20180315
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190915
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190915
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01664044
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747106
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 19 2018 10:25PM