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 disturbances.

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.

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