Routinely inspecting and maintaining culverts are important for keeping infrastructure performing well. As part of a new statewide culvert management system, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) developed a culvert inspection and asset management manual, as well as an algorithm for predicting the maintenance and repair needs of the 47,000 culverts across the state.
The results will increase efficiency at UDOT as the agency manages its culvert system and prioritizes maintenance activities in the future.
Read the research project brief: Culvert Inspection Manual & Deterioration Curve Estimation, March 2023
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