Limitations of the Infiltration Approach to Stormwater Management in the Highway Environment

The objective of this research is to develop guidance for state departments of transportation (DOTs) to determine appropriate siting of stormwater infiltration BMPs based on the limitations, risks, and benefits in the context of the built and natural environments (e.g., surface water and groundwater, soils, existing infrastructure). The guidance should address a broad range of issues and needs associated with choosing and siting infiltration BMPs for mitigating roadway stormwater that may include but not be limited to the following: (1) Limitations (e.g., cost, maintenance, regulatory, receiving waters, geotechnical) (2) Effects of climate, soils, topography, geology, vegetation, and land use (3) Effects of pollutants of concern on surface water and groundwater quality (4) Effects on surface water and groundwater quantity (e.g., recharge, baseflow augmentation, groundwater mounding) (5) Identification of gaps in the body of knowledge (6) Options for improving the effectiveness and reducing risks The guidance should outline decision-making processes and criteria that would assist agencies in identifying flexible solutions.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $500000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 25-51

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
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  • Principal Investigators:

    Strecker, Eric

  • Start Date: 20150810
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01753844
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 25-51
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 29 2020 2:48PM