Volume Reduction of Highway Runoff in Urban Areas: Final Report and NCHRP Report 802 Appendices C through F

Title: Volume Reduction of Highway Runoff in Urban Areas: Final Report and NCHRP Report 802 (Appendices C through F)
Author: Strecker, Eric
Publication Date: 2014
Dewey Decimal Number: 627.56
Call Record: DIGITAL      627.56  Strecker  2015  v1

Title:

Volume Reduction of Highway Runoff in Urban Areas: Final Report and NCHRP Report 802 Appendices C through F

Accession Number:

01562513

Record Type:

Monograph

Abstract:

This report and the accompanying manual summarize the research and resulting guidance developed for achieving surface runoff volume reduction of highway runoff in urban areas. Literature review, synthesis, and focused new analyses were conducted to inform and develop guidance for identifying, evaluating, selecting, and applying volume reduction approaches (VRAs). A stepwise approach was developed and included in the Guidance Manual that guides the user through the evaluation and selection of VRAs. Regulatory and physical considerations were evaluated related to volume reduction in the urban highway environment, and key factors influencing the ability to achieve volume reduction were identified. Recommendations for project-specific site assessment efforts to support volume reduction planning and design were researched and included. Nine primary VRAs were identified that are specifically applicable to the urban highway environment, as well as accompanying site planning and evaluation approaches. A framework for evaluating the applicability, feasibility, and desirability of these VRAs based on site-specific factors was developed. Processes were also developed for prioritizing VRAs and developing conceptual designs. In support of the Guidance Manual, a spreadsheet-based Volume Performance Tool was developed to provide planning level estimates the performance of VRAs, and four white papers on key technical topics were developed. The findings of this research suggest that site-specific conditions are critical in determining the applicability, feasibility, desirability, and effectiveness of VRAs. Additionally, maintaining VRAs is critical for long term effectiveness.

Report/Paper Numbers:

NCHRP Project 25-41

Language:

English

Authors:

Strecker, Eric
Poresky, Aaron
Roseen, Robert
Soule, Jane
Gummadi, Venkat
Dwivedi, Rajesh
Questad, Adam
Weinstein, Neil
Ayers, Emily
Venner, Marie

Pagination:

219p

Publication Date:

2014-8

Serial:

NCHRP Web Document

Issue Number: 209
Publisher: Transportation Research Board

Edition:

Contractor’s Project Summary Report

Media Type:

Web

Features:

Appendices; Figures; References; Tables

Subject Areas:

Environment; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology; I26: Water Run-off – Freeze-thaw
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