Rte 50 Osage Channel Stabilization Case Study

Rte 50 Osage Channel Stabilization Case Study
Stabilization and re-vegetation of a high flow channel adjacent to new highway construction in a very rocky and steep terrain. MoDOT was looking for an option that would not only work, but a solution that would increase the safety of the motorist should a vehicle leave the highway and enter the adjacent ditch.

Flexamat, a tied concrete block mat delivered in 8’ x 50’ and 10’ x 50’ rolls and installed with 1 operator in a track hoe and 1 person on the ground. The mat is placed directly onto the finish graded soil that has been broadcast with the specified seed and fertilizer. The combination of the Excelsior erosion control blanket, Geogrid and the concrete blocks provides an erosion resistant barrier and vegetates quickly.

Project: - Route 50 Osage County, MO
Location: - Approx. 15 miles East of Jefferson City, Missouri
Application/Solution: - Channel Stabilization / Flexamat
Market Sector: - Transportation
Salesperson: - John Warren
Owner: - Missouri Dept. of Transportation (MoDOT)
Engineer: - MoDOT
Contractor: - JLA Construction, Brookline, MO
Installed: - July - August, 2013