Turkey Creek Stream Bank Stabilization, Mission, Kansas, July 2015

Turkey Creek is a stream located in the Kansas City Metro area that flows under the US-69 bridges alongside I-35. The embankment supporting the northbound US-69 bridge has been suffering erosion damage from the creek and has been regularly monitored by KDOT for some time. In the spring of 2014 the erosion became severe enough that the KDOT Bureau of Structures and Geotechnical Services requested an emergency project to protect the slope with rip rap while the permanent repair project was finalized. The permanent repair consisted of a soil nail wall combined with a cast-in-place wall. The emergency repair was completed in the spring of 2014. The permanent repair project was let in the fall of 2014 and construction began in July 2015. During construction of the project there were a number of complications that delayed construction and required contract changes. Some of these were known ahead of time, but others were discovered after construction began. Known issues were: a massive AT&T utility line that intersects the wall, limited access to the work area, a cramped work space, and close proximity to a creek that is prone to flooding. New issues that arose during construction included: an unusually wet construction season, an area of loose fill rock, and the location of the AT&T fiber optic line differing greatly from the plans.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 132-150
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 67th Highway Geology Symposium (HGS 2016)

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  • Accession Number: 01627835
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 2017 9:04AM