Monitoring an Active Landslide on Route 465 Near Branson

Slope movements, including types of landslides and extremely slow soil creep occur throughout the United States and along many state highway systems. Successful prediction of the risk and consequences of landslides depends on knowing the geometry of the slide surface and slip surfaces, as well as the material and hydrological properties. Early warnings against the instability and failures of slopes can help the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) effectively manage the potential mitigation of the landslide and maintenance of the effected highway. The objective of this project is to monitor a slow-moving landslide on Route 465 near Branson, Missouri using remote sensing techniques. The landslide will be monitored for a minimum of 12 months. The results of this study will provide MoDOT with better understandings and methods to predict and lessen the effects of landslides around the state. Preliminary recommendations and guidelines will be established for use in other slope movements along Missouri’s highway systems.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $149,992
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Missouri Department of Transportation

      1617 Missouri Boulevard
      P.O. Box 270
      Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102
    • Project Managers:

      Schulte, Brent

    • Performing Organizations:

      Landslide Technology

      Portland, OR  United States 
    • Principal Investigators:

      Mines, Aine

    • Start Date: 20200408
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230225
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01755369
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Missouri Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: TR202016
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 26 2020 11:27AM