One of the highest geotextile-reinforced slopes in the United States (U.S.) runs along U.S. Highway 93 in Idaho's Salmon National Forest. The slope is considered experimental due to its 45 deg slope and other unusual characteristics. This article reports on design considerations, which included external and internal stability analysis, and the selection of geotextiles for the project. No special expertise was required for construction and compaction requirements were achieved easily. A comprehensive monitoring program is in place to evaluate the slope's performance.

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    Industrial Fabrics Association International

    345 Cedar Building, Suite 450
    St Paul, MN  United States  55101-1088
  • Authors:
    • Zornberg, J G
    • Barrows, R J
    • Christopher, B
    • Mitchell, J K
  • Publication Date: 1995-9


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 26-28
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  • Accession Number: 00712740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 23 1995 12:00AM