Impact of Flooding and Inundation on the Resiliency of Pavements

The resiliency of pavements after inundation by flooding will gain greater significance in the foreseeable future. For many years, transportation agencies have dealt with the aftermath of flooding from major storm events, but the threat of sea-level rise from global climate change now looms more ominously. During the 20th century, the sea level rose 15-20 centimeters (roughly 1.5 to 2.0 mm/year), with the rate accelerating towards the end of the century. Climatological projections predict an even faster sea-level rise in the 21st century. The objective of this research is to determine the impact that submergence and inundation related to flooding and sea-level rise have on the long-term performance of pavement systems and provide guidance on improving pavement resiliency. Research results will support the development of design guidelines, standard practices, training sessions, and other activities that can be given to practicing engineers for limiting flood damage to new and existing pavements.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $650000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 01-62

  • 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
  • Project Managers:

    Barcena, Roberto

  • Start Date: 20220607
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01847449
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 01-62
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 27 2022 11:44AM