Unstable Slope Management Program: Background Research and Program Inception

Abstract and project information last updated: 1 March 2011. Project updates are dated below.

A yellow loader catches rocks and dirt sliding down a steep slope next to a paved road.  Part of a white dump truck can be seen in the right edge of the photo.

Credit: Margaret Darrow

Workers protect a road from rock and dirt slides as part of a study on unstable slope management programs, headed by UAf’s Margaret Darrow.

AUTC
Project
Number
RR08.10part2
Principal
Investigator
Margaret Darrow
margaret.darrow@alaska.edu
Funding
Agency

US Department of Transportation (RITA)

Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities

Project
Budget
USD 50,000
Start
Date
15 February 2009
Estimated
End Date
15 August 2009

Abstract

This Rapid Response Project gathered information on existing unstable slope management programs, with a focus on asset management practices in the United States and overseas. On the basis of this study, the research team summarized and recommended guidelines to develop an Unstable Slope Management Program for the ADOT&PF.