Mitigating Storm Drainage System Impacts from Litter and Debris

Every year the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) maintenance forces are task with collecting and removing litter/debris from highway berms and medians. This process is labor and time intensive but it is necessary to keep Ohio's roadways safe and clean and to minimize the adverse effects that litter and debris have on roadway storm drainage systems. ODOT is seeking safer and more efficient methods for the collection of roadway litter and debris and for minimizing it's entry into highway storm drainage systems. The main objectives of this study are: (1) Analyze ODOT's current process for litter and debris in urban areas (2) Review processes used by other states (3) Identify safe and effective cost alternatives to be considered for field testing


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $51032
  • 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: 20190805
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200505
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01713219
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 33804, 135966, 109457+
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2019 1:04PM