Streambank Stabilization Project Wins Award
September 18, 2014Location: Ocean City, Maryland
The County Engineers Association of Maryland (CEAM) recently
honored the Trotter Road Streambank Stabilization in Clarksville
with the 2014 Small Project of the Year award. This award and
others were presented during CEAM's annual fall conference in Ocean
City on September 18, 2014.
The Trotter Road project involved the repair of an eroding
stream embankment along a county roadway and the design and
construction of successful slope stabilization measures.
JMT was initially engaged by Howard County to conduct an
in-depth investigation of the stream channel and the streambank
slope adjacent to Trotter Road, including geotechnical
analysis. We provided several options for our client to
consider. An imbricated rip-rap slope was the preferred
alternative to stabilize the roadway while minimizing stream
JMT's Water Resources section continued to serve the county by
providing design and monitoring for the needed embankment
stabilization sites. Our staff was on site during
construction, providing direct oversight, and subsequently we
provided post-construction baseline and year one monitoring.
The project was completed approximately 15% under budget and has
already proven successful.
Client, consultant, and contractor were on hand at the annual
conference to share in the Small Project of the Year award.
CEAM recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. The group's
membership includes county, state, municipal, and consulting
engineers, as well as public works personnel, contractors, and
suppliers. CEAM aims to raise the technical standards of
public service while serving as an advocate for the infrastructure
needs of the state.