Avoiding Impacts of Collapsed Mines on Railways: A Multidisciplinary Geophysical Detective Approach
The presence of abandoned mine workings can pose a significant risk to the use and development of surface structures above them, including railway lines. Typically, the adverse and often sudden effects...

Design of the Future Mexico City Airport: Attaining Resilience in Soft Ground
The Lake Texcoco region to the east of Mexico City is famed for its deep lacustrine deposits of compressible clay, which amplify ground shaking during seismic events. The area is also gradually subsiding...

Rock Glue Gets the Job Done: Reducing Rockfall Hazards along the G.W. Parkway
After a large rockfall damaged the road and disrupted traffic along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in 2002, the National Park Service was looking for solutions to stabilize the slope against additional...

Extreme Makeover: Interchange Gets Ground Improvement Facelift
As part of the massive, $159.9 million Interchange 14A Improvement Project in the cities of Bayonne and Jersey City, NJ, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) is realigning 12 ramps and roadways and...

Detailed Site Investigations
This section addresses site investigation issues that are important for detailed design and construction of microtunneling projects. These site investigations include the following: Geotechnical...

Ground Freezing in a Congested Urban Area
Artificial ground freezing is a method of providing temporary earth support and ground water control for deep excavations and tunnels. The technique has been used for over 100 years in...

Transbay Transit Center: Innovations in Automated Monitoring
The new Transbay Transit Center will include a multimodal terminal serving 11 transit systems and future high-speed rail from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim. This is an ambitious,...

Rerouting and Traffic Demands
This chapter examines rerouting and traffic demands in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama....

Journal of Highway and Transportation Research and Development
The Journal of Highway and Transportation Research and Development is a Chinese language journal that includes road and transportation related R&D academic...

BioInfiltration Traffic Island BMP

Taking the High Road
Commuters on a congested toll highway in Tampa, FL, will soon have the option of rising above the rest of the traffic on three reversible express lanes. By elevating the new lanes on slender...

Northern Exposure
Traffic growth on a Massachusetts highway leading to New Hampshire called for new lanes and replacement of all of the bridges. Wide medians aided the work; narrow ones complicated matters....

Reconstructed With Precision
Rehabilitating a heavily traveled crossing while traffic continues to flow is a complicated endeavor. Add the attention to detail required to preserve the character of a historic 1920's...

Lifeline Performance of El Salvador Earthquakes of January 13 and February 13, 2001
Prepared by the Council on Disaster Reduction and Earthquake Investigation Committee of Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. ...

Unleashing the Flow
A 70-year-old, two-lane roadway that stretches from Miami to Tamp Bay is impeding the flow of water through the Everglades. By studying eight possible solutions in detail, engineers determined...

Effectiveness of a BioInfiltration BMP
This paper presents results from a project to construct and study a BioInfiltration Traffic Island on the grounds of Villanova University. The projects goals were to 1. To create a bioretention...

Joining Forces
In times of limited funding, roads and mass transit are sometimes seen as competing interests, but in Denver the two are united in a massive effort to reinvent an aging and congested transportation...

Northeast Passage
It will take a deft hand to manage the many aspects of this massive highway and mass transit project along interstate 95 in Connecticut. CAreful construction staging and detailed traffic...

Big Idea
The reconstruction of the Big I—the intersection of interstate routes 25 and 40 in Albuquerque that was named for its appearance from the sky—was likely to disrupt commuters and interstate...

Piece by Piece
The Lions' Gate Suspension Bridge, a landmark structure in Vancouver, British Columbia, marks the entrance to one of the busiest harbors on the west coast of North America....

 

 

 

 

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