Thailand: Slope Management - A Case Study

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In the mountainous areas of northern Thailand, most highways are at high risk of slope failure during prolonged rainfall. Many slope failures occur, especially during prolonged rainfall or during the rainy season. Due to debris obstructing traffic flow, failure causes severe traffic problems. Typically, slope failures occur in cut-and-fill hill slopes. The author presents an overview of Thailand's Department of Highways slope management program, including instrumentation and field monitoring. A case study is made of slope failure in Mae-Hong-Sorn province, where more than 30 slope failures were reported in 2005. An insert provides road-relevant information for Thailand.

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  • English
  • French

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  • Accession Number: 01145243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 2009 4:21PM