Development of Guidelines for Implementation of Horizontal Directional Drilling

The objective of this study is to (a) document performance of recent selected horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installations in Illinois and elsewhere if available, (b) conduct a survey of selected HDD contractors regarding their experience and needs and (c) develop guidelines with quantitative metrics that can be used as the basis for evaluating proposed HDD installations for IDOT permit review and construction projects. Issues to be addressed are to define the conditions under which HDD is feasible and can be allowed. This includes addressing current IDOT concerns regarding aspects of HDD during construction and for the lifetime of the installation.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $400000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hashash, Youssef

    • Start Date: 20180716
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210715
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01713597
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-198
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 8 2019 12:55PM