Unstable Slope Management Program: Background Research and Program Inception

Recognizing the growing importance of asset management as related to unstable slopes, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (AKDOT&PF) tasked the research team with providing information and recommendations upon which more effective resource allocation and a utilization management program could be based. The study objectives were: (1) to gather information on existing unstable slope management programs with a focus on asset management practices in the United States and overseas; and (2) to recommend guidelines for an AKDOT&PF Unstable Slope Management Program. The long-term goals of this study are eventually to implement and manage an effective unstable slope management program within AKDOT&PF and develop continuing funding sources through federal and/or state budget processes. This study consisted of three tasks: (1) Identifying and assessing unstable slope management programs in other states and countries with similar climatic conditions and terrains; (2) Identifying and comparing key successful and unsuccessful aspects of the programs both from an asset management viewpoint and from a technical viewpoint; and (3) Recommending guidelines for an AKDOT&PF Unstable Slope Management Program; these guidelines include identification of participating divisions within AKDOT&PF and their responsibilities, types of information required, and the sequential steps to implement the program.

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    University of Alaska, Fairbanks

    Institute of Northern Engineering, P.O. Box 755910
    Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775-5900

    Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

    Research, Development and Technology Transfer, 2301 Peger Road
    Fairbanks, AK  United States  99709-5399

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Huang, Scott L
    • Darrow, Margaret M
    • Calvin, Peter
  • Publication Date: 2009-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Phase I Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 90p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-AK-RD-09-04, INE/AUTC RR09.16/G5491
  • Contract Numbers: DOT&PF AKSAS #60859; HPR-4000(74)/T2-08-03
  • Created Date: Oct 7 2009 1:45PM