Develop Efficiencies and Versatilities for Roadway Drainage Maintenance

Ditches are one of The Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) major assets. ODOT is responsible for protecting and maintaining the investment that Ohioans have made in their transportation system. ODOT invests the majority of its time and resources in preserving and improving infrastructure assets, drainage versus ditch maintenance is a big part of this maintenance work performed. The main purpose of this research is to look at ODOT's current ditching process and provide recommendations for process improvement. Including equipment and new technologies. The overall goal of the project is to provide recommendations for efficiencies in ODOT's current roadside ditch maintenance process. Objectives of this project include increasing safety, optimizing labor hours, having a flexible process and minimal damage to road surfaces.


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $96,133.43
  • 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 Cincinnati

    Civil Engineering Department, P.O. Box 210071, 741 Baldwin Hall
    Cincinnati, OH  United States  45221-0071
  • Principal Investigators:

    Elzarka, Hazem

  • Start Date: 20180725
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190525
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01676840
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 32390, 135775, 107315
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 27 2018 12:18PM