Landslide remdial measures may be divided into four major categories: drainage, removal, restraint, and relocation. The measure chosen is dependent on a number of factors: the type of movement (fall, slide, flow, etc.); the kinds of materials (rock, soil, debris) involved; size and location of the failure; the processes or agents that precipitated the movement; the place or thing affected by or situation created as a result of the failure; potential for enlargement; available resources; etc. There are also a number of levels of effectiveness and levels of acceptability which may be applied in the use of these measures. For example, while one slide may require an immediate correction that is absolutely fail-safe, another may only require minimal control for an indefinite period through a planned maintenance program. The Tennessee Department of Transportation has utilized all of these measures individually and in various combinations to solve their landslide problems over the past several years.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Presentation at the 37th Annual Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Convention, Nashville, Tennessee, October, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    805 Transportation Building
    Nashville, TN  United States  37219
  • Authors:
    • Royster, D L
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183686
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication 1011
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM