Water Quality Test Site and Public Outreach at the I-89 Sutton Rest Area

New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) has been and will continue to construct water quality best management practices to meet stormwater runoff quality regulations. The size of the measures required often extend beyond the available right-of-way (ROW) and require the acquisition of private property. These measures also require maintenance to remain effective. NHDOT would benefit from solutions that require less space, that can be constructed in our linear ROWs, and be very low or zero maintenance. The current construction project, Sutton 42419, will explore the design, construction, efficiency, and monitoring of smaller, linear water quality measures that will require very little to no maintenance. Another potential component to this project is public outreach. Due to the location of this test site there is an opportunity to share this research with the public who stop to use the rest area. This outreach may help the public understand the reason NHDOT constructs these features along the highways and may influence others to think about storm runoff and the impact it can have on the environment.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $87,862
  • Contract Numbers:

    42372H

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New Hampshire Department of Transportation

    John O. Morton Building
    P.O. Box 483
    Concord, NH  United States  03302-0483
  • Managing Organizations:

    New Hampshire Department of Transportation

    John O. Morton Building
    P.O. Box 483
    Concord, NH  United States  03302-0483
  • Project Managers:

    Scholz, Ann

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of New Hampshire, Durham

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Durham, NH  United States  03824
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ballestero, Thomas

  • Start Date: 20210505
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01771084
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New Hampshire Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 42372H
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 3 2021 10:55AM