Michigan DOT Climate Vulnerability Assessment Pilot Project Final Report

This study was conducted by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to better understand future climate and extreme weather risks, and to identify approaches for integrating climate risk analysis into MDOT’s planning practices. This work included: (1) Identifying the primary climate stressors impacting the transportation system in Michigan; (2) Reviewing the transportation and climate data needed to assess those impacts and identifying gaps that limit what can be done with current data; (3) Examining risks from future climate and extreme weather impacts; (4) Assessing the vulnerability of transportation assets to those risks; and (5) Defining strategies for incorporating this information into asset management and agency decision-making. The scope of this study was on the Michigan highway system owned and operated by MDOT. It provides a foundation to help evaluate the adequacy of planning, design guidelines and standards, and operation and maintenance practices that may be impacted by future climate conditions. Due to the statewide scale of this analysis, the study focused on a small number of assets, but identified opportunities to collaborate with local planning efforts that include a broader range of asset owners and types.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 71p

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  • Accession Number: 01596749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Apr 6 2016 10:03AM