The National Academies

NCHRP 25-20(02) [Completed]

Identification of Research Needs Related to Highway Runoff Management

  Project Data
Funds: $49,993
Research Agency: Venner Consulting
Principal Investigator: Marie Venner
Effective Date: 4/22/2003
Completion Date: 12/31/2003

The objective of this project was to identify and describe research projects that will address priority needs in the area of highway runoff management. The following tasks were accomplished:

1. Review available information on current practices, problems and issues, and research related to highway runoff management. This should include, but not be limited to, the 2001 GKY report referenced above, and work by the Federal Highway Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and state Departments of Transportation. It is expected that this review will be accomplishment by a combination of literature review, database and web searches, surveys and direct contacts.

2. Summarize the significant stormwater management practices and research efforts that were not included in the 2001 GKY study. These should be organized using the same subject categories as the GKY report.

3. Identify the most pressing gaps and needs in the current state of knowledge that hinder the ability of state DOTs and other road agencies to implement an effective stormwater runoff management program.

4. Summary the results of Tasks 1 - 3 in an Interim Report to the NCHRP.

5. Upon approval of the Interim Report, identify and describe research projects that could be funded by the NCHRP or other research partners to address the identified gaps and needs. Each project description should include a statement of the problem, objectives, preliminary list of tasks, and estimated budget requirements.

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