Browse Research and Publications - Illinois Center for Transporation by Subject "environment"

  • Bhattarai, Rabin; Kalita, Pransanta; Azeem, Anwar; Jha, Ranjeet (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2016-01)
    Construction sites are one of the largest sources of sediment and contaminants. When rainfall occurs, sediment is produced as soil particles disintegrate and erode from the bare soil area and are transported to the nearest ...

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  • Bhattarai, Rabin; Kalita, Prasanta; Bulnes Garcia, Carlos; Monical, Joseph; Schumacher, Paul (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2016-01)
    Construction activities generally involve significant land disturbances, leaving the soil unprotected and more susceptible to erosion, which may in turn adversely affect the surrounding environment. The lack of quantitative ...

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  • Bhattarai, Rabin; Kalita, Pransanta; Bulnes Garcia, Carlos; Monical, Joseph; Stoklosa, Matthew; Azeem, Anwar (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2016-01)
    Upon starting roadside construction work, construction crews must begin by ripping up a considerable amount of the ground. This process leaves areas such as roadside ditches without vegetation cover, which in turn leaves ...

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  • Bhattarai, Rabin; Kalita, Prasanta; Azeem, Anwar; Jha, Ranjeet (Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation, 2016-01)
    Construction sites are considered one of the main sources of sediment and contaminants that can create water quality concerns in the receiving waters. When rainfall occurs, loose soil particles are disintegrated and eroded ...

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