TRC2104 - Maintanence Guidelines for Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls

The overall goal of this research is to determine Best Management Practices (BMP) for MSE walls and to develop a maintenance inspector’s guidebook which provides assistance to address potential signs of distress. The guidebook will aid inspectors in assigning a grade to each wall according to the ARDOT Maintenance Guidelines and detail the appropriate corresponding repairs. The BMP will provide guidance on the process and frequency of routine inspections, the level of effort required to repair or reconstruct any defects identified, and planning or guidance regarding emergencies and significant weather events.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $217,976
    • Contract Numbers:

      TRC2104

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Arkansas Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 2261
      Little Rock, AR  United States  72203
    • Managing Organizations:

      Arkansas Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 2261
      Little Rock, AR  United States  72203
    • Project Managers:

      Borgeson, JD

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

      4190 Bell Engineering
      Civil Engineering
      Fayetteville, Arkansas  United States  72701
    • Principal Investigators:

      Barry, Michelle

      Coffman, Richard

    • Start Date: 20201130
    • Expected Completion Date: 20211129
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01762874
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Arkansas Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: TRC2104
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 28 2021 12:39PM