Slope Restoration on Urban Freeways

In metropolitan Detroit, erosion on steep slopes adjacent to the interstate is a serious maintenance, safety, and aesthetic issue. The standard treatment for covering slopes is turf seeding. While turf can be a solution to some erosion problems, it is presenting many challenges on steep slopes. Our goal is to research and subsequently develop best practices and viable alternatives to turf as a solution for slope stabilization.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Contract Numbers:

      2013‐0066 Z10

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Michigan Department of Transportation

      8885 Ricks Road, P.O. Box 30049
      Lansing, MI  United States  48909
    • Performing Organizations:

      Michigan State University, East Lansing

      Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
      Institute for Community Development
      East Lansing, MI  United States  48824-1226
    • Start Date: 20170417
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210813
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

    Subject/Index Terms

    • TRT Terms: Slopes
    • Subject Areas: Environment; Highways;

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01774512
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Michigan Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 2013‐0066 Z10
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Nov 25 2020 10:58AM