Erosion, soil-slips and sloughing on highway sideslopes require continual maintenance to prevent traffic disruptions. In the rolling, glaciated terrain of northeast Ohio, these problems are expecially common because of the interaction of surface water and groundwater with stratified glacial deposits. The severity of slope failures ranges from loss of protective vegetation to undercutting and washout of embankments. Control techniques, including flexible and rigid drains for surface water and subsurface drains for groundwater, in some cases have totally solved an erosion problem only to induce slumping. The converse can also be true. Use of standard erosion and sloughing control measures for standard slopes rarely works in glaciated areas. Satisfactory slope maintenance techniques must be designed on basis of sideslope stratigraphy and hydrogeology. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kent State University

  • Authors:
    • McComas, M R
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-OH-78-16-77 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: State Job 14302(0)
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM