Advancing Urban Stream Restoration/Enhancement Practices for Compensatory Mitigation Credits

The purpose of the project are to: 1) improve ecohydraulic design methodologies for urban stream restoration/enhancement that are more cost effective, 2) construct a stream restoration project in Knox County in order to assess improved design protocols to maximize functional lift calculations in the Tennessee Stream Quantitative Tool (TN-SQT) and assess the economics of project implementation in urban streams for compensatory mitigation, and 3) provide a training course for TDOT staff on the new design methods for urban stream restoration and the input requirements for the TN-SQT.The following are expected outcomes of this research project: • Improving urban stream restoration design approaches that are also cost-effective. • Demonstrating the expected gain in functional lift from urban stream restoration/enhancement projects, creating new mitigation credit markets.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $150,000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    RES2019-04

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Project Managers:

    Purnell, Paul

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Center for Transportation Research
    Conference Center Building
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-4133
  • Principal Investigators:

    Schwartz, John

  • Start Date: 20181201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01709921
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RES2019-04
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2019 4:24PM