The Principles Detailed in the Erosion and Pollution Control Manual are Worth Learning

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Update of ADOT Erosion and Pollution Control Manual

Project experience while employed with Wheat Design Group

 

Year Complete: 2014

Client: Arizona Department of Transportation

 

A complete revision of the 2005 Manual brought it up to date with current standards and practices for stormwater erosion and pollution control. Photographs replaced line drawings, accurately reflecting proper best management practices (BMPs). Collaboration with ADOT Roadside and extensive research resulted in revisions to existing construction details and the development of new ones.

 

To increase accessibility of the Manual, a series of PowerPoint tutorials were created to introduce ADOT staff and consultants to stormwater subjects including an overview of the Manual, BMP implementation, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan preparation.

 

It was a privilege to work closely with ADOT Roadside (notably LeRoy Brady and Tao Zi Fong) as well as the Water Quality Group (Wendy Terlizzi) on Updates to the Erosion and Pollution Control Manual for Highway Design and Construction as well as Appendix N of the ADOT Guidelines for Highways on Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service Lands. These were incredible opportunities to access and expand upon a depth of knowledge and research.

 

The principles and practices contained in the Manual are not limited to application on major roadway projects. Many concepts can be applied regardless of project scope or size. The principles collected and refined over decades – from ground preparation for the most effective seeding, to strategies for retaining soil on site – are fundamentally applicable to a variety of projects.

Update to ADOT Guidelines for Highways on Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service Lands – Appendix N

Project experience while employed with Wheat Design Group

 

Year Complete: Development is ongoing by Wheat Design Group

Client: Arizona Department of Transportation

 

The primary reference for the design of highways on Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service Lands, the Guidelines is a comprehensive document addressing subjects such as revegetation, signage, wildlife connectivity, and much more. Appendix N is the venue to provide updated information to the 2008 Guidelines document. Through images and case studies, Appendix N introduces the reader to valuable lessons learned that, when applied to future projects, will help build better highways.