Texas Tech University

Project 0-5200

Transport Spill Containment for Texas Highways

Transport Spill Containment for Texas Highways

The purpose of this report is to present results from research on the occurrence and distribution of hazardous materials spill incidents along Texas highways during the period of record from 2002–2006. In addition to the analysis of recorded incident data, a literature review and interpretation of methods for mitigating hazardous materials spills was conducted and the results are presented. Finally, a set of proposed design guidelines for implementing hazardous materials traps in three settings is presented. The first setting occurs where no requirement for detention or water-quality treatment is required, the second where detention is required but not water-quality treatment, and the third occurs where both detention and water-quality treatment are required.

Project PI: Audra N. Morse

Project Co-PI: David B. Thompson

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Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Transportation (TechMRT)