Dust Mitigation Monitoring Project

The objective of the project is to determine the effectiveness of land use interventions on mitigating blowing dust and the frequency of dust-related traffic crashes at a dust storm crash hotspot at the Lordsburg Playa (MM5-13) on Interstate 10 in southwest New Mexico. The primary goal for future implementation is to determine land use interventions that will be effective in future instances of localized blowing dust in order to prevent crashes due to loss visibility loss caused by blowing dust. Ambient data, including airborne dust levels, soil moisture, and meteorological measurements, will be collected at two sites (Road Forks and North Playa) with intervention and control sites in each location.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $175,000
    • Contract Numbers:

      R917035

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      New Mexico Department of Transportation Research Bureau

      7500 Pan American Freeway NR
      Albuquerque, NM  United States  87109

      Federal Highway Administration

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

      New Mexico Department of Transportation Research Bureau

      7500 Pan American Freeway NR
      Albuquerque, NM  United States  87109
    • Project Managers:

      Hadwiger, David

    • Performing Organizations:

      New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

      Las Cruces, NM  United States  88003
    • Principal Investigators:

      DuBois, David

    • Start Date: 20170613
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210612
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Research and Development
    • Subprogram: Research

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01739683
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New Mexico Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R917035
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 21 2020 4:15PM